This is a new part-time nursing role in the newly establishing pelvic pain & endometriosis clinic and program at SHFPACT. The program and clinic will facilitate and improve the consumer journey in what has become an increasingly complex health system, by reducing fragmentation of care, identifying and reducing access and information barriers, educating and empowering consumers, and coordinating consumer driven care.
The position will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of medical officers, nurses, health educators, and others to:
- educate and help consumers to better understand health conditions associated with pelvic pain and endometriosis and enable them to better self-manage symptoms (health education) and participate in decisions about their health care and improve control over their own health outcomes (health promotion)
- assist consumers to navigate complex health system pathways more effectively (empowerment and systems navigation)
- improve health workforce knowledge, capacity and evidence-based responsiveness to people who experience pelvic pain and care pathways for endometriosis (workforce development)
- improve community awareness of pelvic pain conditions and appropriate health care pathways (health literacy)
- support high quality healthcare provision for pelvic pain in SHFPACT clinical services (client-centred care)
This part-time position (15 hours per week, 0.40FTE) will suit nurses looking to diversify their clinical experience, and additional hours to augment this position may be available for suitably qualified and experienced applicants working in the general sexual and reproductive health nursing clinics at SHFPACT. Salary range for sexual and reproductive health nurses at SHFPACT is $103,477 - $123,500 (full-time equivalent) depending on experience and qualifications, set out in enterprise agreement position classification system. SHFPACT offers competitive tax-exempt salary packaging options for employees as a registered health promotion charity.
To discuss the program, service and role:
Anne Carroll, Manager Clinical Services
E: [email protected] using the subject line: Sexual & Reproductive Health Nurse - Pelvic Pain Clinic enquiry via EthicalJobs.
T: (02) 6247-3077
- Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse
- Other training relevant to pelvic pain & endometriosis care
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area, such as Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Registered Nurses or equivalent
- Cert IV Training & Assessment, or equivalent
- Other post-graduate qualifications or training relevant to health system navigation, health promotion, counselling/motivational interviewing or a related field
- Minimum two years post-graduate nursing experience
- Relevant experience working with consumers in a health education and/or clinical role, with specific experience in pelvic pain and endometriosis care highly desirable
- Previous employment experience in a non-government health or community services organisation, family planning, sexual and reproductive health or women’s health services setting
- Previous experience in competency-based training and assessment programs for health workforce
Values and Attitudes:
- Demonstrated commitment to ensuring high quality client service
- Understanding of and professional commitment to promoting sexual and reproductive health within a pro-choice, client-centred and comprehensive framework
- Demonstrated understanding of the sexual and reproductive health needs of the general community and priority populations
- Demonstrated understanding of current evidence-based clinical practice for pelvic pain and endometriosis
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
- Ability to coordinate patient care that addresses the support of the whole patient.
- Ability to create partnerships that enhance system integration and communication within a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritise and complete work tasks autonomously under minimal direction
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Competency and familiarity with the use of common computer-based file management, booking, database, spreadsheet, and word processing packages and software
- Demonstrated capacity to quickly acquire and apply new skills and information to new tasks and situations
- Working with Vulnerable People registration (ACT) and NDIS Worker Screening
- Current drivers licence and access to vehicle for work purposes (desirable)
The Comprehensive Position Description (see link below) sets out the practice and organisational context, roles and responsibilities for this position.