newRapid Response Testing Support Officer

Date Posted: 5 days ago
Traralgon VIC+1 location

Job Description

Reference Number 15219
Employment Type Casual
Department/Unit Regional Partnerships
Location Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon West
Enterprise Agreement Classification Dependent on qualifications
Hours 0
Position Summary Rapid Response Testing Support Officer
Expression of Interest The Gippsland Region Public Health Unit (GRPHU) are seeking expressions of interest from both clinical and non-clinical staff to support with community-based Rapid Response Testing (RRT).
Clinical staff: Duties undertaken by clinicians include:
  • Safely conduct COVID-19 oropharyngeal and bilateral nasal swabbing for COVID-19 testing
  • Provide general clinical COVID-19 testing education and information (e.g. explain the swabbing process and isolation requirements)
  • Assist test recipients in completing registration requirements
  • Support and maintain the cleanliness of areas for staff and testing recipients and adhere to safe waste disposal protocols
  • Escalate discrepancies and concerns to Team Leaders or Medical Officers
  • Provide first aid and care where required
  • Collaborate with other GRPHU staff and staff from other health services
Current registration aligning with one (or more) of the below registered health professionals is required:
  • Ambulance Attendant (Diploma)*
  • Dentists
  • Dental/Oral health therapists
  • Dieticians*
  • Physiotherapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Enrolled nurses
  • Nursing and/or midwifery students/RUSON/Ms (year 2 or 3)
  • Occupational therapists*
  • Physiotherapy students (final year)
  • Speech pathologists
  • Speech pathology students (final year)
  • Medical practitioners
  • Medical students (year 3, 4, or 5)
  • Paramedics
  • Paramedic students (year 3)
  • Paramedicine graduates
  • Pathology Collector (Certificate trained)
  • Patient Transport Officer (Certificate trained) *
  • These professional groups can only undertake oropharyngeal and bilateral nasal swabs, not nasopharyngeal.

Non-clinical administration staff: Duties undertaken by support officers include:
  • Greet test recipients and assist them in completing registration requirements using test tracker
  • Provide general non-clinical COVID-19 testing education and information (e.g. explain the swabbing process and isolation requirements)
  • Support clinical staff in conducting the COVID-19 testing procedure
  • Support and maintain the cleanliness of areas for staff and testing recipients
  • Run errands and undertake other tasks as delegated by the Team Leader
  • Assist test recipients and other staff in their duties as required
  • Collaborate with other GRPHU staff and staff from other health services
The following skills and attributes are required for support officers:
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people
  • Demonstrated integrity and ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to work independently and collegially as part of a team
Other information:
  • Manager approval should be sought prior to expressing interest
  • Weekend availability is required
  • The need for RRT is often sporadic; in response to local outbreak situations. An on-call rostering system is used to support efficient staff planning

To express interest, please submit an "Expression of Interest" Letter by Monday 18th October stating;
  • Availability
  • Staff name
  • Role (clinical or non-clinical)
  • Mobile number
  • Manager/Employer

Why work for LRH? A leading Gippsland employer, Latrobe Regional Hospital is Gippsland's specialist referral and trauma centre located 150km east of Melbourne. We are a purpose-built teaching hospital caring for a population of more than 260,000 people.Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency, intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care. We offer:
  • A friendly and supportive team
  • High quality patient care
  • A collaborative and innovative working environment
  • Modern Facilities
  • Electronic Medical Records
Our unique difference:
  • Regional lifestyle opportunities
  • Access to excellent schools, health and transport services
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, paid parental leave and flexible working conditions
  • Expanding specialist services with future redevelopments & expansions
Our commitment to you: LRH is recognized as a leading learning hospital providing ongoing career opportunities. We provide a safe and rewarding work environment for all of our staff and have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership excellence, education and training. Now is an exciting time to join our team with significant growth on the horizon. Diversity and Inclusion At LRH we value workforce diversity and inclusion, where individual uniqueness is embraced. We value diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexuality. At LRH we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653. We at LRH strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles. If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the People & Culture team via email at noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Selection Criteria Essential: I hold valid Australian working rights
Contact Person Georgia Zammit
Contact Number (03) 5173 0000
Alternate Contact Person Nilay Pollard
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5173 0000
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