Our organisation is proactive and committed to delivering excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient's lifespan. If you are dynamic, innovative and prepared to help advance healthcare in the tropics, then we want to hear from you! Join us today and enjoy generous employment benefits, a rewarding career and development opportunities.
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.
- 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 includes 18 hospital and community campuses and 2 aged care facilities; it covers an area roughly two and a half times the size of France and provides complex, high level services to more than 600,000 residents across a wide range of specialities.
The main hospital (TUH) facility is a state-of-the-art tertiary referral hospital (the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland) and is the major teaching hospital for the James Cook University's schools of medicine, nursing and allied health and for the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. Referrals are from across North Queensland, as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria and even overseas from Papua New Guinea.
Our organisation is proactive and committed to delivering excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient's lifespan. If you are dynamic, innovative and prepared to help advance healthcare in the tropics, then the Townsville HHS could be the right fit for you. Join us today and enjoy generous employment benefits, a rewarding career and development opportunities.
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 perHealth Employment Directive 12/21(PDF) ( https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/1108453/hed-1221.pdf )andQueensland 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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