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Company Description

Epworth HealthCare is Victoria’s largest not-for-profit private health care group, renowned for excellence in diagnosis, treatment, care and rehabilitation. Epworth is an innovator in Australia’s health system, embracing the latest in evidence-based medicine to pioneer treatments and services for our patients.

Our values and purpose define Epworth's approach and delivery. We pride ourselves on communicating and delivering them in a real and meaningful way. Every Patient Matters.

Job Description

In this part time ongoing role, based in Geelong, you will be responsible for creating a sustainable flexible workforce. This exciting new opportunity of working within the newly formed Central Resource Unit, will provide Epworth with an agile, sustainable and continuous supply of skilled nurses and midwives to fill rosters, through growth and development of our contingent nursing workforce. With understanding of local needs, you will work closely with the NUMs at your... site to ensure staffing is appropriate for their departments. This is an important professional development opportunity, working at the forefront of developing and growing our casual and permanent part time workforce. You will be part of the Corporate Clinical Services team and report to the CRU Manager.

You will make an impact by:
• Working closely with the site NUMs to ensure that the contingent staffing is appropriate for their ward’s needs.
• Understand local needs and brings this to the CRU decisions
• Deploy CRU staff in line with the site’s LHPPD targets and Agency KPIs
• Develop local CRU roster for their site/s
• Workforce data collection for their site/s relevant to CRU operations**

To be successful in this role…
• Act as the Site champion and Subject matter expert for Shiftmatch
• Support NUMs in the optimal use of Shiftmatch at their site, set up profiles etc
• Maintain strong relationships and a physical presence at their designated sites
• Attend bed management meetings as required
• Contribute to problem solving workforce issues at site
• Provide support to other CRU site partners as needed
• Work collaboratively with the CRU Workforce Coordinator to support CRU recruitment, assisting with interviews etc as required
• Work under the guidance of the CRU Manager to ensure that flexible work solutions are enabled across sites when needed
• Support the CRU Manager with PDP processes for pool and bank staff
• Work collaboratively with CRU Education Coordinator and NUMs to ensure that new recruits are clinically orientated efficiently, and they are work ready
• Provide a first point of contact for CRU staff at their site and maintain relationships with them to foster participation

You will have:

Essential
• Registered nurse or registered nurse midwife with recency of practice in acute/subacute care
• Understanding of acute/subacute nursing midwifery and clinical workforce requirements
• Minimum of 5 years post graduate clinical nursing experience
• Experience in rostering, and working with contingent staffing, ideally in a pool or nurse bank context

Desirable
• Experience as an ANUM and/or in recruitment
• Completion of a frontline management course or frontline management experience

Personal Attributes
• Strong resilience and the ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, service-oriented environment
• Good problem-solving skills
• Strong customer service and relationship partnering skills
• Strong ability to roster and find cost effective staffing solutions to fill vacant shifts
• Openness to feedback and ability to make adjustments to support collaborative goal achievement
• Problem solver with the ability to think on their feet and make effective responses to changes in operational demand

Position Description Inherent Requirements

We will review applications as we receive them.

About Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong, located adjacent to Deakin University’s Medical School in Waurn Ponds, is developing an environment of world-class health care and education to meet the needs of the expanding population of Geelong and South West Victoria. Providing exciting career opportunities to doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff. It features contemporary design, cutting-edge medical technology and best practice patient care, whilst offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and rehabilitation services.

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Additional Information

At Epworth, it’s a community. It’s the sense of belonging and being part of an organisation that puts the patient in the centre of all that is done. In addition to this, you will have access to:
• Epworth’s enhanced Not for Profit status (and not available in the public sector) provides the opportunity for employees to salary package up to $15,900 pre-tax annually, leading to greater take home pay
• The largest educational scholarship program of its kind in Australia
• Ability to purchase up to four additional weeks of leave
• Reduced cost of health services for you and your family at Epworth

At Epworth, we care.

We care about our patients and we care about our people. We care about keeping everyone safe. We care about valuing and empowering our people, and growing careers. And we care about giving our people support and flexibility to thrive, and contribute to our communities.

Enquire / Apply

Sound interesting? To apply, click the I'm Interested now and attach your CV and cover letter.

For more information, refer to the attached position description or contact talent@epworth.org.au or call (03) 9426 0606.

It is a condition of employment with Epworth HealthCare, subject to reasonable exemptions, that you have had COVID-19 and / or Influenza vaccinations, including where this is recommended or required by public health authorities, and including booster vaccinations doses.

As a child safe organisation, all successful applicants are required to satisfactorily clear a National Police Check (conducted by Epworth) and hold a valid employee Working with Children Check (provided by you).

At Epworth, we believe inclusion and diversity are essential to our culture and values. We focus on fairness and opportunity for all – across race, ability, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – that reflect the communities we work in. At Epworth, we care
Geelong VIC Australia

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Apply - Central Resource Unit (CRU) Site Partner - Epworth Geelong Geelong VIC