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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24581
Position Title Comprehensive Assessor
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location PH Community Health - Hastings
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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 centered 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 to complement the existing multi-disciplinary team to be employed of a fixed term, part time basis at .6 EFT.

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.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work autonomously as an effective member of the team, with commitment to the delivery of coordinated and innovative practice within the community aged care service. You will be dedicated to best practice principles and be active towards achieving personal development and team progression.

You will be required to work across the range of health and community sectors to provide sustainable, well-managed and efficient service delivery, together with contributing to the development of strategies that improve Aged Care Assessment Service. This includes an ability to adapt and operate within a changing service environment.

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

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.


• Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
• Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
• Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
• Career development opportunities

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:

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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 complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
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: Formal qualifications either in Allied Health of Nursing
Essential: Current unsuspended Victorian Driver's License
Essential: Excellent clinical assessment skills
Essential: Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Essential: Ability to work autonomously and as an effective member of the team
Essential: Previous ACAS experience desirable
Contact Person Marie Garcia
Contact Number 0397884920
Alternate Contact Person Michelle Barker
Alternate Contact Number 0397884920
Closing Date 13/12/2018
Position Description Comprehensive Assessor PD (2).pdf