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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24394
Position Title Comprehensive Assessor
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location PH Community Health - Hastings
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About Peninsula Health
Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary
The Mt. Eliza Assessment Service is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and motivated Comprehensive Assessor on a fixed term part time basis to complement the existing multi-disciplinary team. Practicing within the framework of the Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) and within Peninsula Health organisational requirements, the Comprehensive Assessor will provide a comprehensive and independent assessment of the aged client (and some younger adults when appropriate), and with the client develop care plans that promote the restoration of function and/or maximise independence. The Comprehensive Assessor will also review support plans and facilitate referrals or provide service coordination for older people to engage the range of community or hospital based services in order to meet their specific needs.

Key Responsibilities
• Be aware of and work in accordance with organisational policies and procedures including award conditions, occupational health and safety and equal employment opportunity.
• Operationally support the MEACAS Program Manager and work with the Senior Team to lead and develop systems and processes to ensure that MEACAS meets its performance targets and requirements.
• Ensure services are optimally delivered in the most appropriate setting in a timely manner, caring for clients and meeting key performance targets.
• Contribute to and lead in the development of a positive workplace that fosters excellence in customer service.
• Build and expand personal skill levels to ensure that clients receive the best possible service reflecting up-to-date, evidence based professional practice.
• Conduct comprehensive assessments of the target client group and work with the client towards the formulation of a support plan
• Provide clear, concise communication (verbal and written) of assessment outcomes, document support plans and recommendations to clients, their carers and any involved or relevant services
• Function effectively and efficiently within the current operating system for the ACAS which includes working online and offline as appropriate
• Operate to fulfil the range of ACAS practice requirements as indicated by current Commonwealth guidelines
• Manages time appropriately across all clinical and administrative tasks
• Demonstrates commitment to achieve and maintain the range of Commonwealth directed targets (Key Performance Indicators) and targets relevant to the ACAS.

Essential Criteria
• Registered General Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with current AHPRA Registration, Social Worker qualifications or suitable qualifications as per Commonwealth Guidelines
• Current Driver’s License
• Demonstrated knowledge of the aged care client and issues related to ageing
• Understanding of the ACAS role and guidelines
• Computer literacy and proficiency
• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team


How to apply

To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

Existing Account Users:
1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

New Account Users:
1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below.


Other Information

• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.


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Selection Criteria Essential: Previous ACAS experience required
Essential: Formal qualifications in either Allied Health or Nursing
Essential: Current and valid Victorian Driver's License
Essential: Excellent Clinical Assessment skills
Essential: Excellent computer literacy skills
Essential: Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Essential: Ability to work autonomously and as an effective member of the team
Contact Person Marie Garcia
Contact Number 97884920
Alternate Contact Person Michelle Barker
Alternate Contact Number 97884920
Closing Date 16/10/2018
Position Description Comprehensive Assessor.pdf