Department of Health
Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award, Registered Nurse, Grade 6
$104,735 to $111,334 pro rata, per annum
LGH Charles Street, Launceston
The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) - Stroke Unit:
• Provides clinical leadership and direction to improve the quality and continuity of care and support provided to patients diagnosed with Stroke across the continuum of care.
• Provides a pivotal contact point for continuity of care for people diagnosed with stroke. The position provides authoritative clinical expert advice and supports and coordinates the patient’s care from diagnosis through treatment and discharge from hospital back to the community and is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team throughout the patient’s journey.
• Adapts practice providing advice, appropriate clinical interventions and consumer advocacy according to the specific and changing needs of individuals, taking into account their multiple health concerns and preferences for care. The CNC - Stroke Unit facilitates continuity of care between different phases of the patient journey, care settings, care plans and providers.
• Works through the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) to:
Provide a significant degree of autonomy and independent decision making to develop the service
Provide authoritative advice at team meetings to support patient care specific to Stroke
Develop pathways protocols and guidelines in relation to stroke care consistent with the current national standards for Acute Stroke Clinical Care.