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Critical Care Registered Nurse – Bendigo

The OrganisationProudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service provides emergency aeromedical and health care services for people in rural and remote regions across Australia. Mobile Patient Care (MPC) is a service division of RFDS Victoria, providing non-emergency patient transport services in both rural and metropolitan locations across VIC, NSW and TAS.The RoleFlying Doctors Mobile Patient Care are currently seeking casual Critical Care RN's to work as part of our NEPT High Acuity team out of our Bendigo branch. The position of Critical Care RN within the NEPT industry exists to provide high quality patient care and treatment during the on-road transport of patients with a wide variety of medical conditions. A key focus of the role is on maintaining positive working relationships with patients and stakeholders including the Ambulance Victoria Adult Retrieval Team.Successful Critical Care RN's will be required to work on a variety of shift types including but not restricted to, Ambulance Victoria (AV) shifts, Adult Retrieval (ARV) shifts, Hospital Based Vehicle (HBV) shifts, AV Complex Patient Transport (CPAV) shifts, Ad Hoc shifts and High Acuity (HA) shifts.  Key responsibilities will include:Performing patient assessment, intervention and assess the effectiveness of any intervention in accordance with all RFDS MPC policies and procedures, NEPT regulations and within prescribed scope of practice. Perform collaboratively with ARV Doctors, Flight Paramedics and problem solve within established policies and procedures when required.Maintain an understanding of RFDS MPC Policies and procedures and Non-Emergency Patient Transport Regulations to support best practice.Demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal communication when delivering patient hand over to other health care professionals and in patient care records.Assume a position of control to direct other staff when required, make confident decisions in regards to patient assessment, care and interventions as required prior to patient pick up and during patient transfer.Present and promote a positive and professional image of the RFDS to other health professionals, clients, including patients and the general public.Qualifications and Experience:Postgraduate qualifications in Critical Care, ED, Intensive Care or similarRelevant experience within the last two years in the intensive care unit, coronary care unit, ED or equivalent unit of a hospital.Able to work collaboratively within a teamDemonstrated skill and compliance with industry standards for patient assessment, care and documentation.Hold a current full Victorian Driver's License (mandatory) and have the ability to drive an ambulance in both city and country traffic conditions.Additional requirements:Hold (or be willing to obtain) a satisfactory National Police Check completed within the last 6 months.Hold (or be willing to obtain) a Working With Childrens Check for employment.Current AHRPA registrationExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsFull working rights within Australia with no restrictions.Full immunisation history in accordance with AV guidelines.RFDS policies require that mandatory immunisations must be obtained by any new staff members prior to commencement of work. Please be aware that if you don't have all the immunisations required, you may not be immediately eligible for a role within Mobile Patient Care. Please see attached document for a copy of required immunisations.This is an exciting opportunity to work for an iconic Australian charity that promotes a supportive and inclusive working culture, offers a flexible working environment and exciting employee benefits.If this sounds like the job for you please click apply to start your application, including your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role by Friday, 2 July 2021. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.RFDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.MPC Immunisation Requirements 45 AUD Bendigo 3453