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Urology Nurse

Date: 07-Jan-2019

Location: Brisbane - CBD & Inner Suburbs, QLD, AU

Company: Mater

About the role

Mater Health is seeking an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join the Department of Urology and Continence on a fixed term full time 6 month contract commencing January 2019 until 25 July 2019.

This position is Brisbane-based and involves coordination and case management of Urology patients through nursing phone assessments, direct face to face outpatient assessments and liaison with the patient, GPs and Urology Consultants.

The Urology Department is a dynamic unit with a focus on innovative practice, continuous improvement and is a part of the organisations’ vision to treat patients beyond Mater Hill. The Department of Urology & Continence provides care to locally referred patients and through the Outreach service provides care to patients in the Wide Bay & Darling Downs regions.

This role will see you demonstrate your commitment to providing quality clinical care whilst providing case management support to patients. This is a rewarding opportunity for an accomplished Registered / Clinical Nurse to gain further experience in a challenging and varied role which will develop their clinical management skills in Urology, providing dedicated support to a complex patient group within an ever-progressing team.

Salary range: Commensurate with experience (RN1 $33.73 -$ 43.34 per hour plus superannuation)

What you’ll be doing

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing comprehensive patient Urology phone & preadmission assessments to the outreach community
  • Liaising with Urology Consultants and escalating patient concerns when required
  • Ensure that patients are optimised for care when scheduling theatre
  • Participating in regular professional development team meetings
  • Managing relationships and liaising effectively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of optimal health care
  • Effectively managing / identifying risk, reporting patient complaints and implementing strategies to ensure that quality is integrated in to service provision
  • Contribute to planning and evaluation processes at the Department of Urology

About you

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • High level communication skills when liaising with patients, families and staff within professional, legal and ethical parameters
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of optimal patient outcomes
  • Current registration with AHPRA as a registered nurse (no restrictions)
  • Previous Urological nursing experience
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership skills
  • Exceptional organisational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development of yourself and staff members
  • Ability to contribute to departmental research activities

Why join us?

In return for your skills you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, pioneers in the provision of healthcare to Queensland for over 100 years, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

Closing date for applications is Monday 21 January 2019.

For further information specific to the role, please contact Charmain Nissen (Nurse Unit Manager – Urology) or Belinda Baskerville – (Urology & Gynae-Oncology Business Manager) on 07 3163 3490.

If you are interested in applying for this position, simply click on 'APPLY' to attach your resume.

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If you are having technical difficulties submitting your application please contact the Recruitment Team ( confirming the role you are applying for and the specific difficulties you are experiencing.

At Mater, you'll find we live and breathe our values. We are a health care leader that provides care to more than 500,000 patients each year as a private, benevolent not-for-profit organisation - what profit we make goes back in to our business which is why we offer state of the art facilities and the resources to advance your career and provide exceptional care to our patients.

Mater is also committed to environmental sustainability and draws on our recognition of the link between health, climate and the environment which ensures we optimise our position as responsible corporate citizens.

Come and join us; as a Mater employee you'll find the benefits you deserve and the opportunity to be part of a healthcare community unlike any other.

Applicants from recruitment agencies will not be considered at this time.

Posting Notes: South Brisbane || QLD || Australia (AU) || Nursing ||