Position Details
Reference Number 31618
Position Title Assessment Clinician
Employment Type Temporary Part Time
Location Williamstown Hospital, Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About Us
Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 7,200 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

ACAS are in search of a highly skilled and experienced clinician to become an integral member of our team and support our growing diverse western community.

There are two positions available. Hours can be negotiated (48 to 80 hours per fortnight).

ACAS Clinicians operate primarily as generalist aged care assessors.  ACAS Clinicians conduct comprehensive assessments of a restorative, physical, medical, psychological, cultural and social nature.

Significant relevant experience in the aged and health-care sectors would be essential, as would be the ability to undertake comprehensive assessments using electronic portable devices, and a current Victorian Drivers Licence. The successful applicant must have experience in undertaking assessments of older persons in a community and hospital setting and the ability to prioritise tasks and manage a weekly case load is required.

The position will be based at the Footscray Campus with required flexibility to move across other Western Health campuses.

Duties

  • Provide comprehensive support in both hospital and community settings
  • Working collaboratively with the ACAS team  
  • Promote Wellness and Reablement
  • Ensure safe and high quality care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies

 Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor Degree Qualifications in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • Current Registration with AHPRA is applicable
  • Excellent ICT Skills to fulfil this role
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge/assessment/problem solving skills in the area of care coordination for the older person. 

Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Culture

At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria Essential: Qualifications: Registered Nurse Division 1, Registered Occupational Therapist, Registered Physiotherapist or Social Worker eligibility for membership of AASW
Essential: High level skills relevant to the assessment of elderly patients
Essential: Specific interest in Aged Care with a demonstrated expertise working with clients from a wide range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Essential: Evidence of ongoing commitment to professional development
Essential: Demonstrated capacity to function independently
Essential: Demonstrated ability and commitment to work as an effective member of a team
Essential: Demonstrated understanding of Victorian Health Care Systems
Essential: Current Victorian Driver’s Licence
Essential: Demonstrated advanced knowledge/assessment/problem solving skills in the area of care coordination for the older person.
Essential: The ability to prioritise work tasks and manage a weekly case load
Essential: The ability to work in all areas of ACAS including Intake/triage roles when required
Essential: Ability to work across Western Health campus sites, and other external hospital campuses as required, including Werribee Mercy Hospital, and Western Private Hospital.
Desirable: Relevant post graduate qualifications or progression towards in the area of Aged Care or Community Health
Contact Person Mathew Wood
Contact Number 0403916167
Closing Date 09/01/2018
Position Description ACAS Clinician Position Description Final.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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