The Townsville University Hospital Emergency Department (ED) provides treatment to approximately 80 000 patients per calendar year. The type of treatment varies according to the presenting complaint of the patient. The priority of treatment is indicated according to the triage category allocated to the patient on their arrival at ED.
The ED has established patient flow practices which include Fast Track, Paediatrics, Step down and Streaming areas. These innovations have proven to be very successful in managing daily attendances. The ED also has a Short Stay Unit which is operating as a 16-bed unit.
The Emergency Department at The Townsville University Hospital is a65-bed space Emergency Department with 3 resuscitation bays, 12-bed paediatric assessment area as well as dedicated rooms for plastering/suturing, ophthalmology/ENT, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Medical Imaging is located within the department for plain x-ray and a dedicated CT scanner is adjacent to the department. Thereis a co-located 16 bed Short Stay Unit.
- Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent) + current AHPRA registration.
- Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster, including an on-call roster.
About the employer
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (HHS) is the public healthcare provider for more than 250,000 people across a geographic area of 150,000km2.
We serve the local government areas of Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Flinders, Richmond, Hinchinbrook and Palm Island.
In doing so, we operate 21 facilities: 19 hospitals and health centres and two residential aged care homes. More than 6,600 staff work across our facilities, which is about one in every 17 working people, making us members of the communities we serve.
We provide a comprehensive range of services, from primary care in remote locations, to highly specialised care at Townsville University Hospital. This is the largest tertiary hospital in Northern Australia, providing specialist referral services for the 700,000 people living from Mackay to the Torres Strait, to the Northern Territory border.
More than providing the healthcare of today, we are planning and innovating for the future. Our staff and collaborators are advancing healthcare through impactful research. While as a major teaching hospital, we are training tomorrow's doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health practitioners, and more.
Our vision is world-class healthcare for northern Queensland. The Townsville Hospital and Health Service Strategic plan 2022-2026(PDF) ( https://qheps.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0035/2801978/strategic-plan.pdf ) commits to this ambitious direction, outlines our strategic objectives and lists the measures we will use to know we have achieved them.
About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and the perfect laid-back tropical/coastal lifestyle Townsville offers stunning natural attractions without sacrificing the benefits of a metropolitan city. No matter your lifestyle Townsville offers families, couples and individuals a place to call home.
Other information - Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)
- Roles that have a direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps are required to be immunised for Hepatitis B.
- Roles that have contact that would allow acquisition and/or transmission of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis, and have face to face contact with patients and/or work in a clinical area require evidence of immunisation of the aforementioned diseases.
- COVID-19 vaccination requirements: It is a mandatory condition of employment for the employee to be and remain vaccinated against COVID-19, as per Health Employment Directive 12/21(PDF) ( https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/1108453/hed-1221.pdf ) and Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70(PDF) ( https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/1108446/qh-pol-486.pdf ).
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