An opportunity has become available for several Clinical Nurses (Persistent Pain) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 10 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.
- Actively contribute to the formal and informal education of staff, students and community stakeholders regarding contemporary persistent pain management
- Lead the identification, development and implementation of high level persistent pain management service improvement initiatives
- Maintain high quality persistent pain nursing service provision
- Actively contribute to the development and implementation of interdisciplinary pain management service delivery initiatives
- Provide flexible, responsive, and reliable services in accordance with unit and service line
To be successful in this position you will require:
- A Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
- AHPRA Registration
- Credentialed through the College of Mental Health Nurses, or be prepared to work towards a credential
- A Masters or higher qualification within a relevant area is highly desirable
- Evidence of vaccination, or be able to be vaccinated against and remain vaccinated against - Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B and COVID 19
- Tuberculosis screening, to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required
- Declaration of serious discipline history must be disclosed
- Flexible work options
- Career Development
- Salary Packaging
- Modern Facilities
- Diverse Work Culture
- Research Opportunities
- Up to 12.75% super
- 17.5% leave loading
- Permanent full time, permanent part time (several positions, hrs negotiable)
- Base salary ranging from $96 909 - $103 768 p.a, $48.87 - $52.33 p.h.
The Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre (IPPC) was created as a 'hub' centre for the provision of Persistent Pain Management as part of the 2010 Queensland Health State-wide Persistent Pain Health Services Strategy. The IPPC offers a broad approach with up to date information and advice to assist people to manage their persistent pain. The service is made up of a team of healthcare professionals including pain specialists, psychiatrists, addiction medicine, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and pharmacists.
The team focuses on addressing the impact that pain has on peoples' lives, rather than the cause of their pain. It is accepted that a person's pain condition will have been appropriately investigated by their General Practitioner (GP) or specialist doctor(s) prior to their referral to the IPPC. The IPPC will work with patients, their GP, and other services in the community to help them develop the skills required to better understand and self manage their pain in the long term. Based at Robina.
About Gold Coast Health
- Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
- Annual operating budget exceeding $1.5 billion
- More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
- Secondary and tertiary health services across more than 20 facilities
- Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle
- A workplace culture that encourages people to bring their whole selves to work so that they can perform at their best
- Committed to reflecting the diversity of the Gold Coast community and ensuring each staff member is included and feels like they belong
Click APPLY to submit your application by Friday, 14 October 2022.
Job Ad reference: GC445522
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