Nurse Unit Manager – Hellyer Community Health Nursing and Home Care Service (502538)

he Team and the Role

The Hellyer Community Nursing Service operates within a Primary Health framework to deliver nursing care to the Burnie/Wynyard/Penguin communities. Community nursing services are available in clinic settings at Community Health Centres or provide home visits for clients unable to attend a clinic.

Nursing care includes chronic and complex wound care including Negative Pressure Wound Therapy,  indwelling and supra pubic catheter changes and management, end of life palliative care including syringe driver management, post-acute care following discharge from hospital and medication management including support and management of medications via IV/IM/Subcut routes. Venepuncture, cannulation and PICC management are attended following supported credentialing for those wishing to advance their skills.

Service delivery models are:

  • General Community Nursing
  • Community Nursing Enhanced Care Service (CoNECS ) -Direct referral from Emergency Department for free short-term care at Community Nursing clinics for clients requiring IV medication & wound care (including burns care) following presentation at DEM
  • Hospital in the Home (HITH) programme- Clients are transferred to a ‘virtual ward’ and cared for at home under the care of their consultant by Community nurses

The Nurse Unit Manager:

  • Provides leadership to Hellyer Community Health Nursing and Home Care Service, THS – North West
  • Ensures the efficient and effective provision of care, based on clinical standards and best practice principles within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework by coordinating the clinical, management, education and nursing research functions within Hellyer Community Health Nursing and Home Care Service
  • Leads and manages the coordination of overall patient care and is responsible for managing the allocated human, material and financial resources for service delivery within Hellyer Community Health Nursing and Home Care Service.

For More Information 

Anna McLean
Position: Director of Nursing – CCCS
Phone:  (03) 6477 7801
E-mail: anna.mclean@ths.tas.gov.au

Closes: 6 April 2022

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