Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives and Enrolled Nurses, Nursing and Midwifery Support Unit - Cairns Hospital
Queensland Goverment
Brisbane, Australia
42d ago

Purpose of the Role

The Nursing and Midwifery Support Unit is a permanent, virtual pool of Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives and Enrolled Nurses allowing nurses and midwives to backfill temporary long-

term vacancies. Nurses are employed initially to the Nursing and Midwifery Support Unit with contracts to their area / s of preference or specialty.

Should a permanent ward / unit vacancy become available while a Nursing and Midwifery Support Unit staff member is contracted to the department, they will be the first offered to the permanent position.

  • It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be, and remain, vaccinated against or non-susceptible to the following Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) during their employment : Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (chicken pox) and Pertussis (whooping cough) .
  • Existing staff engaged prior to 1 July 2016 (and have not had a break in service) are not subject to this new condition of employment unless they are moving from one Hospital and Health Service to another Hospital and Health Service within Queensland).

    Existing staff that have previously submitted this evidence since 1 July 2016 will not be required to resubmit.

  • It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be vaccinated against or not susceptible to Hepatitis B .
  • Proof of vaccination or non-susceptibility is a condition of employment for all staff (new and existing) who have direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood / body fluids or contaminated sharps.

  • It is strongly recommended that you complete the VPD Evidence Form and prepare your documents prior to meeting with the selection panel;
  • however you will only be required to supply the evidence if you are the preferred applicant. If you are the preferred applicant, your application for employment will not be successful unless you comply with this Queensland Health policy.

    Further information and Evidence Forms can be found at https : / / / employment / work-for-us / dept-

    of-health / pre-employment / vaccinations / providing-evidence

    How to Apply :

    For full details of this position, please ensure you download the Role Description and Information Package for Applicants (at the links in the boxed area above) for instructions on how to apply for this role.

    If you have difficulty viewing this role description in .pdf format, please contact Recruitment Services on Recruitment.

    Cairns to request it in .doc format. Please note that if the information requested in the how to apply' section is not provided you may not meet the requirements for further consideration of your application.

    The Information Package for Applicants outlines pre-employment checks that will be undertaken for successful applicants.

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