ANFPP Nurse Supervisor - Mt Druitt

GWAHS is seeking a passionate and self-motivated Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife to work as a Nurse Supervisor in the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program. The Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is a nurse-led home visiting program based on the US Nurse-Family Partnership. The program empowers and informs first-time Indigenous mums or mums whose partner is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and supports them to reach their personal goals and grow strong, healthy families. 

The program is a part of the Australian Government's commitment to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with particular focus on maternal health and early childhood development.

  • Attractive employment package including a salary of up to $100, 000 (based on skills and experience) plus salary packaging
  • Western Sydney location
  • Use your skills to make a difference in Aboriginal health

About the Role

Nurse Supervisor

The Nurse Supervisor is a leader, coach, mentor and educator. Their role is integral to the success of Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP). Part of the role includes support and supervision of the ANFPP team in collaboration with the ANFPP Team leader, including the Nurse Home Visitor (NHV), Family Partnership Worker (FPW) and administration. The Nurse Supervisor works closely with WACHS to build strong relationships between the ANFPP team, families and the community and works closely with the National Program Centre to ensure fidelity to the program model.

The role is supported by the National Program Centre who provide education on the ANFPP, and a network of nurse supervisors nationally.

About GWAHS

Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) is an entity of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service. GWAHS provides a culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care service for the local Aboriginal communities of western Sydney and the Nepean Blue Mountains through sites in Mt Druitt and Penrith.

The clinical service model includes general practitioners (GPs), Aboriginal Health Workers, nursing staff, reception and transport staff. The service also offers a number of wraparound services and programs focused on child and maternal health, social and emotional wellbeing and AOD, chronic disease, as well as population health activities.

GWAHS is committed to ensuring that patients have access to and receive high quality, culturally appropriate care and services that meet the needs of local Aboriginal communities

Dimensions of the Position

The position reports directly to the Team Leader ANFPP (Nurse Supervisor).

Essential Criteria

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse or Midwife with AHPRA, and current drivers licence. Minimum of 3 years experience in program management. Including experience in managing a Team.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing reports for funding bodies according to program guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to provide supervision to a small team of staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to form relationships and work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, families, and co-workers. This includes a demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, Aboriginal primary health care, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, and within a team environment, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including email, word processing, and electronic health records.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in formal intensive workplace training, and professional development, including ability to travel interstate as required.

Desirable Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Recent work experience and knowledge of maternal/child health services, particularly in a primary health care setting.

Note: WACHS considers being a female as a genuine occupational qualification for the Nurse Supervisor position and this qualification is authorised under s. 31 of the Anti—Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A detailed response to the essential criteria listed above in the position description, available at www.gwahs.net.au
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)
  4. Please send your completed application to karenj@wachs.net.au

All enquiries can be directed to Nicola Penn on 02 8869 4100

Closing Date: 5pm 4th December 2019

  • Contact: Nicola Penn
  • Email: karenj@wachs.net.au
  • Phone: 02 8869 4100
  • Application closing date: Wednesday, 04 December 2019