Child and Family Health Nurse (0.5)

Location: Albury, NSW, Australia
Date Posted: 08-11-2017
Building Strong Foundations for Aboriginal Children and Families

Our well respected Albury client, a successful Aboriginal health service is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Child and Family Health Nurse.

The purpose of this position is to provide culturally sensitive, comprehensive and integrated community based child and family health nursing services to Aboriginal children 0-5 years and families within the Albury Wodonga area.
 
The Child and Family Health Nurse working in the Building Strong Foundations program will focus on;
  • Universal Health Home Visiting to families with a new baby in Albury Wodonga
  • Child health surveillance and screening for children aged between 0-5 years
  • Health promotion, early detection and intervention for health problems and risks
  • The establishment of a culturally appropriate service to specifically target Aboriginal children and their parents
  • Liaise with key stakeholders of the health service to promote and deliver good health to children and families
The successful applicant will be a Registered Nurse with a Graduate Certificate or equivalent qualifications in Child and Family Health Nursing as well as demonstrated experience in Child and Family Health Nursing and competence in assessing children 0-5 years and their families. A Midwifery background would be highly desired. An understanding of and commitment to Families NSW principles is essential.
 
Experience in working with Aboriginal families and an understanding of primary health care, community development and health promotion and the ability to communicate effectively with the local Aboriginal community will also be required.
Accreditation as an authorised immunisation nurse or willingness to undertake immunisation accreditation is a requirement of the position. Computer literacy, a strong team focus and a driver’s licence will also be required.

This is a 0.5 position for 12 months commencing 1/1/18.
 
Aboriginal people are strongly encouraged to apply.
  
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