St Andrew's Clinical Manager Critical Care Candidate Application Pack

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Adelaide South Australia. Senior Nursing Manager Vacancy. St Andrew’s Hospital is a 207-bed private surgical hospital situated opposite Adelaide’s south parklands. It houses nine state-of-the-art …

Adelaide South Australia. Senior Nursing Manager Vacancy. St Andrew’s Hospital is a 207-bed private surgical hospital situated opposite Adelaide’s south parklands. It houses nine state-of-the-art operating theatre suites, an 18-bed Critical Care Unit, an up-to-date Emergency Department plus two procedure rooms, an Angiography Suite, a Day Patient Suite and arguably South Australia's most comprehensive private cancer-care facility. Currently we are looking to appoint the key role of Clinical Manager – Critical Care Unit (CCU).

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  • 1. Candidate Information For the appointment of: Clinical Manager: Critical Care Unit (CCU) Prepared by Kane McCard Manager Permanent Recruitment
  • 2. 2 Table of Contents 3 About St And rew s 4 Current Vacancy 5 Posit ion Descript ion 12 Inf orm at ion on Applicat ion Process 13 Links of int erest 14 Privacy
  • 3. 3 About St Andrews St And rew ’s Hospit al is a 207-bed p rivat e surgical hospit al sit uat ed op posit e Ad elaid e’s sout h p arklands. It houses nine st at e-of -t he-art operat ing t heat re suit es, an 18-b ed Crit ical Care Unit , an up -t o-d at e Em ergency Depart m ent plus t w o p rocedure room s, an Angiography Suit e, a Day Pat ient Suit e and arguably Sout h Aust ralia's m ost com prehensive p rivat e cancer-care f acilit y. The t eam at St And rew ’s has received num erous Nat ional Qualit y and Clinical Excellence Aw ards, highlight ing our belief t hat w e have som e of t he best people in Sout h Aust ralia w orking here. Corporate The Board of Governors and st af f re-af f irm t heir d esire t o m aint ain and d evelop St Andrew 's rep ut at ion as t he lead ing privat e hospit al in Sout h Aust ralia, cont inuing t o serve t he com m unit y b y t he p rovision of t he highest qualit y of p ersonalised p at ient care. Technology cont inues t o m ake a signif icant im pact on m ed icine. Consequent ly, t here is an increasing range of sophist icat ed invest igat ions, specialised t reat m ent proced ures and post -operat ive care m ade available. Mission Statement - Medical & Surgical Excellence Vision Statement - "St Andrew 's Hospit al w ill be know n as t he best privat e hospit al in Aust ralia w it h a cult ure w here relat ionships m at t er" Values - We care, w e creat e, w e deliver History St And rew 's Privat e Hospit al, Adelaide, w as opened in 1936 - an init iat ive of Ms Janet Hay, t he ow ner and Direct or of Nursing. In 1947 t he p rivat ely ow ned hospit al - and t he land on w hich t he p resent hospit al st ands - w ere bought b y t he Presb yt erian Church of Sout h Aust ralia and renam ed St And rew 's Presbyt erian Hosp it al. Wit h t he inaugurat ion of t he Unit ing Church in 1977, t he hospit al's const it ut ion w as changed and t he af f air of St Andrew ’s w as vest ed in t he Board of Governors inst ead of t he church aut horit y. Subsequent ly t he hosp it al's nam e w as changed by delet ion of t he w ord "Presbyt erian". St And rew ’s Hospit al has p rovided m edical and surgical excellence t o Sout h Aust ralians f or m ore t han 75 years and is now one of Aust ralia’s largest st and -alone independent privat e hosp it als and is recognised nat ionally as a cent re of excellence
  • 4. 4 Current Vacancy Executive Clinical Manager- Critical Care Unit  Permanent Full Time Role or 9 Day Fortnight  South Australia’s Largest Stand Alone Private Hospital  Leadership Role Managing a Dedicated Team of Nurses St Andrew’s Hospital is a 207-bed private surgical hospital situated opposite Adelaide’s south parklands. It houses nine state-of-the-art operating theatre suites, an 18-bed Critical Care Unit, an up-to-date Emergency Department plus two procedure rooms, an Angiography Suite, a Day Patient Suite and arguably South Australia's most comprehensive private cancer-care facility. Currently we are looking to appoint the key role of Clinical Manager – Critical Care Unit (CCU). Reporting to the Director of Nursing, this role is responsible for the comprehensive clinical management and efficient and effective operation of the designated area with regard to human and material resources. Utilising the philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures and programmes of the Nursing Division as a foundation, this role will plan, implement, control and evaluate methods and systems which support the effective delivery of patient care and the efficient management of the unit. Other key responsibilities in the role include:  Coordinate the overall care of patients and ensures the maintenance of a high standard of nursing care  Contribute to the development of protocols on patient care management based on best practice and NSQHS Standards  In consultation with the Director of Nursing, support, encourage and implement change in the workplace  Participate in the interview and selection of nursing personnel  Collaborate with the Director of Nursing, in setting and managing the operational budget  Investigates areas of over expenditure and recommends to the Director of Nursing action to be taken as appropriate  Utilise evaluation of care outcomes and audit findings to improve nursing practices and standards of patient care delivery  Acts as a role model and resource person for clinical expertise within the Critical Care Unit and organization at large Leading a team of 40 staff, this role will require strong managerial and leadership skills whilst drawing upon your depth of clinical nursing experience and knowledge. Offered as a full time position, a 0.9 FTE will be considered. The position would ideally suit an individual with strong leadership and change management skills and extensive senior managerial experience in both general and cardiothoracic intensive care. On offer is a competitive salary package with full salary sacrifice benefits with an employer known for medical and surgical excellence and a reputation for staff retention which is the envy of the industry. Interested applicants can apply to apply to Kane McCard using via the McArthur website quoting reference number 127873. Applications close 5pm May 7 th . Confidentiality of all applicants is assured. Telephone enquiries are welcomed during business hours to 08 8100 7000. Confidentiality of all applicants is assured. Expected core competencies will centre on professional and ethical candidates with exceptional organisational, communication and analytical skills. Interested applicants are invited to apply to Kane McCard via kane.mccard@mcarthur.com.au quoting reference number 2020242. Applications close 5pm Monday 10th May 2010. Confidentiality of all applicants is assured. Applications close 5pm Monday 10th May 2010 Please contact Kane McCard P 08 8100 7000 E kane.mccard@mcarthur.com.au Reference No 127873 W www,mcarthur.com.au Best People Fit
  • 5. 5 Position Description POSITION: CLINICAL MANAGER – CCU Registered General Nurse Level 3 RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Nursing HOURS OF DUTY: Full Time No Fixed Hours, or as negotiated SALARY: Negotiable but based on Level 3, Nurses Award 2010. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Appraisal 6 months after commencement thereafter annual performance review ___________________________________________________________________ SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for the comprehensive clinical management and for the efficient and effective operation and running of the designated area with regard to human and material resources. He/she facilitates staff development and orientation, promotes and undertakes quality improvement and research activities. Utilises the philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures and programmes of the Nursing Division as a foundation to plan, implement, control and evaluate methods and systems which support the effective delivery of patient care and the efficient management of the unit. Promotes and maintains co-operative relationships with medical, nursing, administrative, allied health professional and ancillary staff. Complies with all hospital policies and procedures, and relevant legislation. Any other relevant duties as required by the Director of Nursing. Relieves the Assistant Director of Nursing as required.
  • 6. 6 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES CLINICAL LEADERSHIP AND EXPERTISE  Coordinates the overall care of patients and ensures the maintenance of a high standard of nursing care within the designated area.  Maintains an awareness of any changes to patient condition, orders or other relevant information specific to the area of responsibility.  Utilises appropriate resources to provide consultation, education, technical and information services as needed to staff, patients and patient’s support group.  Collaborates within a multidisciplinary group to facilitate the delivery of comprehensive and continuing care to patients.  Assists in the development and promulgation of organisational philosophies, policies and procedures for the delivery of safe patient care.  Contributes to the development of protocols on patient care management based on best practice and NSQHS Standards eg. clinical pathways,  Acts as a role model and resource person for clinical expertise to the rest of the hospital as required.  In consultation with the Director of Nursing, supports, encourages and implements change in the workplace.  Liaises with the Bookings Manager regarding patient admissions and discharge times to ensure that patient throughput is managed efficiently.
  • 7. 7 HUMAN, FINANCIAL AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT For the designated area of responsibility, the Clinical Manager:  Works closely with the Risk and Resource Manager to determine the nurse staffing requirements.  Participates in the interview and selection of nursing personnel.  Collaborates with the Director of Nursing, in setting the operating budget. Accepts responsibility for managing the budget. Investigates areas of over expenditure and recommends to the Director of Nursing action to be taken as appropriate and implements as required.  Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a prioritised capital register.  Redeploys staff as necessary to meet patient care needs.  Oversees staff allocation to patients to ensure work loads are equitable, and commensurate with the level of experience.  Co-ordinates an appropriate orientation and induction programme for all new employees in relation to the area and hospital processes and practices.  Contributes to a work environment that encourages positive staff morale, team cohesiveness, fairness, motivation and commitment through:  frequent interaction with staff,  the implementation of a leadership style appropriate to the demands of each situation,  problem solving, and rendering expert management/clinical advice and role modelling,  maintaining open and effective communication,  facilitating opportunities for staff development through bedside teaching and staff projects,  assisting team members to effectively manage change and resolve conflict.  Evaluates staff performance, counsels or reports as necessary, and institutes remedial mechanisms where deficiencies in professional competence are identified. Participates within performance review systems.  Supports and participates in the promotion of educational activities and competency development for nursing staff in collaboration with the Staff Development Coordinator. Facilitates staff attendance at education activities.  Rosters and manages annual leave for nursing staff to ensure that leave is taken in a timely manner and that patient care activities are met.
  • 8. 8  Monitors the economical use of supplies and equipment, and promotes cost awareness, cost containment, and conservation of resources.  Assists with managing the area’s equipment inventory.  Assist in defining the need and selection of new and/or replacement equipment.  Complies with the hospital policies in relation to equipment trials and major equipment purchases. Undertakes the role of Hospital Coordinator on an early shift as required. COMMUNICATION  Displays an advanced level of effective communication and interpersonal skills. Complies with the hospital’s Code of Communication, and communicates the requirement of compliance to staff and others.  Utilizes appropriate communication channels to keep self and staff abreast of local and hospital wide issues and changes via memos, newsletters, minutes of meetings, performance improvement projects, forums, etc.  Ensures that nursing documentation in the ward / unit, is complete, accurate and complies with policy. This includes documentation of incidents and errors. RISK MANAGEMENT  Takes responsibility for the integration of risk management into the day to day work of staff, and advises staff of the following:-  Notify all patient incidents promptly via the appropriate incident report form.  Notify all non-clinical near misses and risks using the Hazard report form.  Minimise risks by practicing in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.  Undertake training and assessment as required to ensure competence.  Participate in clinical audits as required.  Participate in risk reduction projects as required.  Is responsible for the timely reporting of risks, identifying causes, and for providing suggestions regarding possible solutions to minimise exposure for the hospital.  Works in collaboration the Risk and Resource Manager regarding incident follow up and risk reduction strategies.
  • 9. 9 WORK HEALTH & SAFETY (WH&S)  Complies with all hospital policies and procedures relating to Work Health & Safety.  As a first line manager:  ensures WH&S policies, procedures are followed in regard to safe work practices,  ensures that appropriate immediate treatment is administered/sought following a nursing workplace accident.  on its occurrence, follows up and explores with relevant personnel, the factors contributing to the accident.  responds to/reports any health and safety matter raised by any person.  supports the ward/unit’s Health and Safety Representative in his/her role and facilitates attendance at the WH&S meetings.  Maintains an environment conducive to the safety of patients, staff and visitors.  Ensures that procedures to safeguard the safety of patients, staff and visitors are maintained and reviewed regularly.  Uses resource people and educational resources to increase knowledge and understanding of technology and safety codes relevant to the operation of equipment.  Conducts planned and impromptu periodic safety checks and audits within the unit.  Collaborates and works with Managers/Supervisors in other departments to resolve environmental problems.  Ensures that incident and hazard reports are prepared as necessary when unsafe circumstances or events occur. Collects data on all incidents and hazards and forwards documentation promptly.  Advises the Risk and Resource Manager regarding patient and personnel environmental needs, and recommends repairs and/or modifications.
  • 10. 10 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)  Promotes EEO in the workplace.  treats all staff with dignity.  displays an unbiased attitude at all times.  acts immediately to stop bullying, harassment or discrimination against others, and reports problems.  works with staff to resolve EEO issues. IMPROVING PERFORMANCE  Is a role model to all staff for the concept of improving performance.  Seeks and identifies opportunities for improvement in the workplace.  Initiates and/or participates in performance improvement projects.  Evaluates activities to ensure that improvement has resulted. Utilises evaluation of care outcomes and audit findings to improve nursing practices and standards of patient care delivery.  Possesses knowledge regarding the accreditation standards (ACHS & NSQHS), and acts as a resource for staff.  Strives to improve own level of education and development and, that of others.  Is able to evaluate own performance effectively and identify opportunities for improvement.  Monitors agreed key performance indicators for own area and institutes appropriate action to ensure compliance.
  • 11. 11 CUSTOMER SERVICE  Investigates customer complaints, implements remedial action and reports issues. Views complaints as opportunities for improvement.  Seeks customer feedback and acts on suggestions as appropriate.  Maintains a strong customer service focus amongst staff by modeling and teaching appropriate behaviors.  Involves consumers in the design and implementation of new policies and procedures. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  Undertakes action research to identify deficiencies or to improve nursing management and patient care practices.  Keeps informed with current research in nursing and health care.  Ensures the maintenance of own clinical competence. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS  Successfully completes annual mandatory competencies. ACCOUNTABILITY TO WHOM FOR WHAT HOW MANIFEST Patients and group  Effective management of human and material resources.  Cost efficient and effective unit management.  Delivery of high standard of comprehensive nursing care.  Evaluation of outcomes against standards. Self, Peers Professional standards of practice. a) self assessment b) peer review c) continuing education. Hospital/Director of Nursing Practice according to the philosophy and objectives of the nursing division. Fulfillment of job description
  • 12. 12 Information on Application Process Thank you f or regist ering your int erest and review ing t he det ails f or t he posit ion of Clinical Manager CCU w it h St And rew ’s Hospit al. The f ollow ing is an out line of t he recruit m ent process: Your Application Applicat ions f or t his posit ion should consist of t w o sect ions: 1. Your CV det ailing your em ploym ent hist ory, educat ional qualif icat ions and cont act det ails. 2. A cover let t er of up t o t w o p ages out lining your relevant experience and achievem ent s, relat able t o t he crit eria out lined in t he provided posit ion descript ion . The Recruitment Process Search and Advert ising: You m ay be cont act ed f or f urt her d iscussion on your applicat ion d uring t he search and advert ising phase t hat t akes place up unt il t he closing dat e of ap plicat ions. Applicat ion Review and Short list ing: In collaborat ion w it h t he client f ollow ing t he close of ap plicat ions, McArt hur w ill f inalise review of all ap plicat ions and agree on a short list b ased on ap plicat ion d at a and screening cont ent . Screening m ay involve init ial int erview s w it h a McArt hur consult ant t o clarif y det ail and com p ile a m ore com prehensive p rof ile of your ap plicat ion. Panel Int erview s: Select ion f or int erview w ill be b ased on how w ell you have provided com parat iv e inf orm at ion com p ared t o ot her ap plicant s. You w ill be cont act ed in advance t o arrange a suit able t im e t o at t end. If you are not select ed f or panel int erview , you w ill be not if ied by em ail. Psychom et ric Assessm ent s: Short list ed candidat es m ay be asked t o com plet e an online Psychom et ric Assessm ent during t his process. Ref erence Checks: At t he appropriat e t im e, inf orm at ion m ay be sought f rom your nom inat ed ref erees. It is pref erable t hat one of t hese ref erees is your m ost recent or current supervisor. Your perm ission w ill be sought prior t o any cont act b eing m ade. Conf ident ialit y is assured . Background Checks: For som e posit ions it m ay be necessary t o verif y inf orm at ion you have provid ed (e.g. Educat ional qualif icat ions), or t o und ert ake cert ain pre-em ploym ent checks (e.g. crim inal convict ion check, w orking w it h children check). These checks w ill b e conduct ed on t he pref erred ap plicant (s) only.
  • 13. 13 Links of interest: St Andrew’s Website Click Here Services Offered by St Andrew’s Click Here Annual Report Click Here St Andrew’s Enews Click Here
  • 14. 14 Privacy McArt hur operat es und er t he Australian Privacy Principles set out in t he Privacy Act of 1988. Furt her inf orm at ion regarding t he Act and how McArt hur w ill use and st ore your personal inf orm at ion can be f ound in t he Privacy sect ion of our w ebsit e at w w w .m cart hur.com .au. As p art of t he recruit m ent process f or senior or execut ive appoint m ent s, McArt hur w ill com pile a m at rix of all ap plicant s sum m arising t he recent em ploym ent and relevant qualif icat ions f or each. This m at rix m ay be p rovided t o client s t o aid in short -list ing d iscussions. Please advise us at t he t im e of ap plying if you do not w ish your d et ails t o be includ ed . Applicat ions close: May 7th 2014 and m ust b e received (p ref erably in Word f orm at ) via our w eb sit e w w w .m cart hur.com .au. Ref erence 127873- At t ent ion: Kane McCard . McArt hur reserves t he right t o accept applicat ions af t er t his dat e in consult at ion w it h St And rew ’s Hospit al. If you req uire any assist ance during t he ap plicat ion process, please call Kane McCard on 08 8100 7000. We look f orw ard t o receiving your applicat ion and d iscussing t his posit ion w it h you in f urt her det ail.