- Part time fixed term until April 30th 2020
- Fitzroy location
- Project development opportunity
About the Company
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.
This position is part of the Health Independence Program (HIP). The intent of HIP is to deliver improved outcomes for clients and to support hospital demand management and flow, through delivering integrated and coordinated care to clients across the hospital and community interface, reducing duplication and fragmentation of services and ensuring client centred care planning. SVHM HIP consists of integrated hub sites across several locations including in Fitzroy, Kew, North Richmond and Northcote. This position will be part of the HIP Complex Care team based in the first instance at the Fitzroy site.
The key aim of Complex Care service (CCS) is to improve health outcomes to people who either frequently present, or who are at risk of presenting to hospital, because of complex medical and or social issues. CCS currently consists of multidisciplinary teams based at SVHM Fitzroy and at NRCH Hub. Clinical service delivery is undertaken in the clients’ own home and their local community. HIP at SVHM is delivered in partnership with North Richmond Community Health (NRCH).
About the Role
An opportunity currently exists for a HIP Project Officer to join the Healthlinks team on a part time (0.74EFT)
9 months fixed term basis until April 30th 2020.
This position will be a project role within HIP reporting directly to the HIP Service Development Lead. It will work as part of the Healthlinks Research team who are exploring new service development opportunities for people at high risk of hospital re-presentation.
As a Project officer you will use your clinical skills and care coordination experience to perform qualitative file reviews and analyses of clients at high risk of hospital re-presentation due to complex aged and healthcare needs, including psychosocial issues. Together with the HIP Healthlinks team, you will help to develop novel Complex Care services in addition to current models of care. Using your Care Coordination skills, you will then work with the HIP Healthlinks team to implement and deliver this pilot model, including screening, care coordination, clinical care and evaluation/analyses of outcomes.
Classifications for this position will range from Grade 2 Allied Health or Registered Nurse Grade 4A ($78,900 - $98,000 per annum).
- Communicate effectively and professionally with a wide range of clients, team members, colleagues, key stakeholders and external service providers
- Participation in the Quality Initiative ‘HealthLinks” which will initially entail screening and qualitative analyses of identified Healthlinks clients living within HIP catchment who have re-presented to hospital
- Together with the Healthlinks team, formulating and proposing a plan for the redesign or development of an innovative, efficient model to provide HIP services to this high risk client group
- Key Involvement in the implementation of this pilot innovative model to selected clients over a three month period following their admission to ED/ESS
- Participation in the collection and evaluation of data and outcomes related to client actual/unplanned hospital re-presentations during this time to determine whether the intervention is able to reduce unplanned admissions
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Extensive experience as a clinician working with clients with complex aged and health care needs that impact safety, function, and independence
- Experience delivering services in the community, addressing the needs of clients living with complex aged and healthcare needs and psychosocial conditions
- Effective communication skills including verbal, written and skills in adapting communication styles to suit clients, families and/or carers, other service providers and colleagues
- Keen interest in quality initiatives and research
- Grade 2 Allied Health Clinician or Registered Nurse (Grade 4A) Equivalent
- Salary packaging
- Employee Assistance Program
- Staff Car Park
All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.
Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:
Review the following documents:
JR108622_HIP Care Coordination Project Officer PD 2019.pdf
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23 July 2019 11:59pm