The Cleveland Youth Detention Medical Centre is seeking Clinical Nurses with varied experience to fill future temporary full-time and/or part-time vacancies.
Cleveland Youth Detention Centre (CYDC), located in Townsville, accommodates young people aged up to 18 years, who are remanded or sentenced to youth detention. Health services within the CYDC work in partnership with other government and healthcare providers, to deliver a range of preventative, primary and emergency care services to young people within the detention centre environment.
About your opportunity
The purpose of the Clinical Nurse is to deliver timely holistic client care according to scope of practice, within a primary health care model in a youth detention health setting as prescribed by policy, clinical standards, clinical guidelines and protocols, workplace instructions and the Youth Justice Act 1992. Responsibilities include medication administration, assessment and treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, vaccinations, phlebotomy, hearing and vision screening, suicide and self-harm assessments, health education, chronic disease case management and health education, ensuring safe and equitable care to young people.
Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent) + current AHPRA registration (mandatory).
Highly desirable: Experience in youth nursing and Advance Practice Immunisation qualification.
About the employer
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service includes 18 hospital and community campuses and 2 aged care facilities; it covers an area roughly two and a half times the size of France and provides complex, high level services to more than 600,000 residents across a wide range of specialities.
The main hospital (TTH) facility is a state-of-the-art tertiary referral hospital (the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland) and is the major teaching hospital for the James Cook University's schools of medicine, nursing and allied health and for the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. Referrals are from across North Queensland, as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria and even overseas from Papua New Guinea.
Our organisation is proactive and committed to delivering excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient's lifespan. If you are dynamic, innovative and prepared to help advance healthcare in the tropics, then the Townsville HHS could be the right fit for you. Join us today and enjoy generous employment benefits, a rewarding career and development opportunities.
About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and the perfect laid-back tropical/coastal lifestyle Townsville offers stunning natural attractions without sacrificing the benefits of a metropolitan city. No matter your lifestyle… Townsville offers families, couples and individuals a place to call home.
Other information - Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)
Roles that have a direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps are required to be immunised for Hepatitis B.
Roles that have contact that would allow acquisition and/or transmission of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis, and have face to face contact with patients and/or work in a clinical area require evidence of immunisation of the aforementioned diseases.
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