Perioperative Services – Registered & Enrolled Nurses

Job no: 796146

Primary Objective(s) of role:

RN1: The Registered Nurse provides nursing services in primary health, secondary, tertiary or quaternary service settings. Is accountable and responsible for the provision of quality care to clients/patients and their families. Works in collaboration with other health professionals and in partnership with women, children, youth and their families and other agencies to ensure optimum health outcomes. This includes the provision of education and information to clients and families.

The Registered Nurse also provides support, direction and education to students, nurses and other health professionals. Consolidates knowledge and skills, and develops in capability through continuous professional development and experience. Accepts accountability for own standards of nursing care and for activities delegated to others.

EN1: The Enrolled Nurse works under the direct or indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse/Midwife and accepts accountability for own standards of nursing care. Employees classified at this level must be licensed to practice as an Enrolled Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Is responsible and accountable for providing nursing services and the provision of quality patient centred care to clients, patients, women and their babies, at a beginner to advanced beginner level.

The Enrolled Nurse works in partnership with women and their babies, children, youth and families and in collaboration with other health professionals and agencies to ensure optimum health outcomes. Accepts accountability for own practice standards, and responsibility for activities delegated to others as well as the guidance and development of less experienced staff. Consolidates knowledge and skills and develops capacity through experience and continuous professional development.

The Enrolled Nurse practices within agreed evidence based practice standards and demonstrates the necessary competency to provide care relevant to each patient’s needs. Demonstrates positive attitudes and behaviours, well developed communication skills and the ability to contribute to optimum patient outcomes in a changing environment.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Closes: 22 June 2022

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