28 August, 2023

Nurse Navigator (First Nations Chronic Conditions)

Location:  Townsville Hospital and Health

Generous remuneration package value up to $117,820p.a. comprising:
Salary range of $64.90 to $70.47 p.h. (Nurse grade 7)
Annual leave with 17.5% loading
12.75% employer contribution to superannuation.
Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, employee wellness and assistance programs, and access to corporate discounts.

The Role:
This is a permanent part time position, 56 hours per fortnight.

The Nurse Navigator Service meets the needs of the patient and is intended to be flexible and responsive to Townsville Hospital and Health Service (HHS) needs. Navigators work across multiple specialties remaining focused on the patient and their journey. The role scope is not limited by a disease process. Functionally, this means that the Nurse Navigator care of a patient will grow and adapt with the changing needs of the patient irrespective of the traditional medical or nursing specialities that would define care in other contexts.

The Nurse Navigator facilitates person-centred care, integrated care pathways through coordination of models of care and service access for patients with chronic conditions and/or complex healthcare needs. This facilitation is achieved by reducing fragmentation, mitigating barriers, educating, empowering, improving health literacy and supporting coordinated care through the creation of partnerships with care providers including local and primary care and non-government providers.  The Nurse Navigator will demonstrate clinical expertise, utilise case management principles and primary health care service alternatives, where clinically appropriate, with the aim of reducing avoidable hospital admissions and improving patient outcomes through early and proactive interventions.

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