Position Details
Reference Number 23026
Position Title Enrolled Nurse Aboriginal Cadetship Program
Employment Status Fixed Term Part Time
Location All Sites
Department / Ward / Clinical Area 2 w and 7 n
Hours per Week 12.50
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Enrolled Nurse (EN) Cadetship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders currently undertaking pre vocational training to become an EN. 

The purpose of this position is to provide the cadet with pre-graduation professional experience. The cadet will work under the delegation of a registered nurse and supports the team in providing patient care. The cadet will provide basic direct care activities and assist the registered/enrolled nurse in accordance with the plan of care and under the supervision of a registered/enrolled nurse.

Details of position/position requirements

The cadet helps provide patient-centred, evidence-based care within a multidisciplinary team environment, working collegially with other health professionals and under the direct supervision of a registered nurse and/or enrolled nurse to achieve best possible outcomes for patients in their care. Refer to position description for detail. 

The cadetship program at Austin Health is supported by a designated team of clinical support nurses and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce group. 

Key selection criteria 

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who is currently completing Diploma of Nursing full time
  • Evidence of successful completion of first clinical placement
  • Evidence of a current National Police Check and a valid Working with Children Check
  • A commitment to Austin Health values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Excellence
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • A willingness to contribute to quality patient care
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate effectively with other staff, patients and families
  • Commitment to a professional work ethic
  • Commitment to ongoing career development
  • Basic computer skills

Work with us!

Austin Health has an established Aboriginal health program that has enabled strong working relationships with peak Aboriginal health organisations and community health services both in metropolitan Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria. We work closely with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) to provide patient care and referral services.

Austin Health’s Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health Program provides advice and direction to clinicians in relation to culturally appropriate discharge planning and primary care referrals and is well connected to community services such as the Victorian Aboriginal Advancement League and the Aboriginal Community Elders Service, Access Services for Koories and Aboriginal support programs at Banyule Community Health Service and Darebin Community Health.

Austin Health has an established Aboriginal Employment Plan (AEP), The AEP objective is to encourage the growth of the Aboriginal workforce by building an environment that is attractive and welcoming to Aboriginal people. Aboriginal employees of Austin Health have stated “I felt accepted. I felt like I’d joined an employer that acknowledges what is intrinsically important to me”. http://www.austin.org.au/careers/Aboriginalemployment

Austin Health has had a successful recruitment of Graduate Nurses in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Nurse Program in 2016 and 2017 and has facilitated cadetships previously in Allied Health.

Your other benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and a Working with Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Contact Person Emily Bishop
Contact Number (03) 9496 4764
Contact Email Emily.Bishop@austin.org.au
Closing Date 16/06/2017
Position Description
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