EL1 – Regional Nursing Advisor

EL1 – Regional Nursing Advisor

Job Description

The Role
The Regional Nursing Advisor (RNA) works with considerable independence and is accountable for improving and overseeing clinical governance and nursing practices (incl. providing technical nursing policy advice) to ensure best nursing practices are being delivered across Joint Health Unit Southern NSW (JHU SNSW).

The successful RNA candidate will have the ability to champion contemporary and comprehensive clinical governance systems, processes, and outcomes for Nursing Services across the region. This will include overseeing, evaluating, and reporting on patient safety practices, quality improvement initiatives, health care standards, and consumer feedback. They must also have sound risk management skills.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes for patients, other team members, and supervising staff.

They must have effective communication skills in order to build and maintain relationships with a network of internal and external stakeholders.

Finally, as a senior technical advisor, the RNA must have the ability to provide strong leadership and expert professional advice to JHU SNSW nursing staff. This includes using their skills to promote efficiency and drive innovation initiatives that support nursing best practice and patient focused care.

Our Ideal Candidate
The successful applicant will demonstrate extensive nursing experience, ideally (although not essential) with a Defence background or previous experience working in a Primary Health Care environment within Defence. You will apply critical thinking skills and capability to drive nursing improvements and be able to support nurses working at their top of scope. The role will be required to implement a number of key priorities including the areas of workforce, governance, model of service delivery, data and reporting.

The successful applicant will have experience in managing, developing and mentoring/training staff. The successful applicant will work within a regional team whilst applying a structured and nationally consistent service, as directed by policy and their technical supervisors.

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DPG/03850/24 on https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/?jati=82DF9C24-98D9-2F5D-9E9C-DABC45DCE3FC

More information

Opening date
May 10, 2024
Closing date
June 9, 2024
Department of Defence

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