Enrolled Endorsed Nurse (General & In-Charge)
- Work with a rapidly growing not-for-profit that is committed to social justice
- $29.59-$30.18 per hour (dependent on qualification) + supervisor allowance when working In-Charge shifts + 25% casual loading
- Free training courses provided and opportunities to develop
- Access to exclusive NFP Salary Packaging
- Casual position
- Based in Flemington (VIC)
Who are we?
Wintringham provides aged care services to those who are financially disadvantaged and have previously been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. Wintringham aims to provide residents with the ability to maintain their chosen lifestyles, traditions and activities and to be as independent as they choose to be.
Located in Flemington, McLean Lodge offers affordable, high quality accommodation and support to 27 men and women aged 50 years and over. McLean Lodge offers a delightful cottage setting which provides a safe, caring family-style environment for residents who enjoy a connection with the outdoors.
The General Residence provides a home, with individual care and support for 21 residents and The Specialised Dementia Care Unit (SDCU) provides a person centred, multidisciplinary approach to caring for 6 residents, under the framework of the Specialised Dementia Care Program.
The Specialised Dementia Care Program is a unique program to support people with very severe Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) that are unable to be cared for by mainstream aged care services. Residents are provided intensive support with a focus on stabilising and reducing the person’s symptoms over time with the aim of enabling transition to a less intensive care environment.
Your new role
Wintringham is currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Enrolled Endorsed Nurse to join our tight-knit, friendly and small McLean Lodge team on a casual basis. Reporting to the Residential Site Manager – McLean Lodge, you will be able to pick up an array of morning, afternoon and night shifts, as well as working across the general residence and the SDCU as a general and in-charge EEN.
Your duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Provide care services as detailed in the individual resident Care Plan.
- Undertake detailed clinical assessments of unwell residents (including medications), seek assistance as required and complete a detailed report of interventions and outcomes.
- Liaise with medical practitioners, pharmacists and other health services to provide relevant services for the care and wellbeing of the residents
- Provide/directly supervise complex care such as wound management, palliative care, and emergency procedures.
- Provide mentoring and support to staff
- Be responsible for the maintenance of medication procedures and practices in accordance with Wintringham policy.
- Provide leadership in the management of cigarette and alcohol programs
Wintringham’s response to COVID-19
Resident and staff safety is paramount to us at Wintringham. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have and will continue to ensure that our staff are supplied with the resources they need to guarantee they are working in a safe and risk-averse environment. If you gain employment with Wintringham, you will be provided with all necessary personal protective equipment in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health & Chief Health Officer throughout your working day. We have strict social distancing restrictions and cleaning regimens in place at our residential sites to ensure that thorough infection control is maintained at all times.
What’s in it for you?
We are committed to offering an enjoyable, safe and flexible workplace that provides a work-life balance. When you are working with Wintringham, you will have access to the following benefits:
- Access to exclusive not-for-profit salary packaging: salary package your personal expenses up to the amount of $15,900.
- Continuous development: we believe in giving our staff the skills they need and will keep you up to date with yearly qualifications such as behaviour management, first aid, CPR and manual handling. We offer many growth opportunities and have a strong internal recruitment program.
- Free access to wellbeing services: Staff wellbeing portal, exclusive discounts with some of Australia’s leading retailers and our Employee Assistance Program.
What we will require from you:
Successful applicants will have a Certificate IV/Diploma in Nursing (with current AHRPA registration). Applicants with previous experience in a Supervisor/Team Leader role will be looked upon favourably. It is essential that the applicant have excellent communication skills, ability to work as part of a team and an understanding of the special needs of older people. These required qualifications and skills will be supported by your:
- Previous experience in a supervisor/team leader role (highly advantageous)
- Previous experience in aged care
- Previous experience in Dementia Care or Acquired Brain Injury Care
- Previous experience working with clients with complex needs (highly advantageous)
- The ability to work autonomously
- The ability to enhance or maintain our residents independence and lifestyle
- A friendly and non-judgmental attitude
This sounds great! How do I apply?
Applications can be directed to Amanda Campbell (Site Manager) and submitted by filling out the required information below.
Please upload your documents in PDF Format
Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday 27th June 2021
Successful applicants will be required to undergo a NDIS Screening Check and Police Records check. Refusal to provide your information to both of these parties will prevent Wintringham from being able to continue with your application.
Applicants who have lived in a country other than Australia for a period longer than 12 months in the last 10 years may be required to undergo an International Police Check.
Applicants must be willing to undertake an influenza vaccination within the 2021 calendar year in order to be considered for this role.
Wintringham is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, diversity, ethnicity, race cultural background, ability, religion and sexual orientation. We are committed to the safety of our older persons and have zero tolerance for elder abuse.
We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion contribute to help Wintringham achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.