Please note the closing date to submit applications for this vacancy has been extended.
This is a Fixed Term Part Time appointment until 30/06/2023, with the possibility of extension(s), at 45.6 hours per fortnight.
WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.
WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.
WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.
All WA health system employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the booster vaccination when they are eligible) in order to access health care facilities, pursuant to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (HWD) (or its replacement), COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, and the Booster Vaccination (Restriction on Access) Directions (no 2) (or its replacement) (BVD), unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWD and/or BVD.
Additionally, if an employee is working in a residential aged care facility, they must comply with the Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Directions No 4 (or its replacement).
Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA). Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn. Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.
Position Profile: We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and enthusiastic person to the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist.
The objective of the Breast Care Nurse position, funded by the McGrath Foundation under the Breast Cancer Nurses Initiative is to improve the quality and continuity of care and support provided to clients diagnosed with breast cancer across the continuum of care.
Key responsibilities include:
- Act as a Breast Cancer resource person for staff and patients and their significant others throughout the region
- Provides clinical breast cancer nursing knowledge and case management within the WACHS region.
- Demonstrates leadership and role modelling.
- Promotes maintenance of clinical standard setting and monitoring, policy development and change management as required to improve the breast cancer patient’s management.
This role also assists in the delivery of safe patient centred care and the consumer’s experience by ensuring services and practices align with the requirements of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and other recognised health standards.
Area Profile: The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.
Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):
- 10% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here.
- Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
- Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
- Flexible working arrangements
- Flexible leave arrangements
- Other professional and location based allowances
WACHS Wheatbelt staff may be eligible for some subsidised housing options in accordance with the WACHS Staff Residential accommodation policy and the Home Ownership Subsidy Scheme (HOSS). These options are subject to appropriate delegated approval.
Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form.
For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Sinq Mndebele on 08 9621 0700.
If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.
Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online.
It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.
Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.
LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.