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Apply now Job no: 494639
Work type: Part time
Location: Cairns Private Hospital
Categories: Allied Health Professionals, Social/Welfare

Ramsay Health Care is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Social Worker to work across three sites in Cairns on a Permanent Part-Time basis.

This is a perfect opportunity to gain experience in multiple specialties and be part of the leading private health care provider of Australia.


About the Role

As a Social Worker you are responsible for providing high quality, direct social work services to inpatients and outpatients. The role involves counselling, assisting with discharge planning and in helping patients set up inhouse services post discharge.

In this role, you will be providing social work services across Cairns Private Hospital, Cairns Day Surgery and Cairns Clinic to patients in rehab, cardiology, mental health, palliative care and many other departments.


About You

To be successful for this opportunity, it is vital for you to possess high-level communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, as you will be working with a diverse range of patients across multiple wards. The ability to engage with and create strong working relationship with patients, their families, clinical and non-clinical staff is essential.

As an experienced social worker, you will demonstrate excellence in completing assessments (ACAT) and expertise in providing analytical counselling skills. You will bring prior experience in preparing client notes and case management in a health setting.

To be considered, you will also bring:

  • Proven experience in a hospital setting;
  • Degree in Social Work or other equivalent qualification;
  • At least 5 years of experience in social work;
  • Eligibility for membership of AASW;
  • Statement of Attainment SO3 (ACAT) preferred.


Why Ramsay?

  • Flexible work practices to best match your work/life balance
  • Professional Development – Grow your career across our national network!
  • Employee assistance program
  • Industry discounts across private health insurance, retail services, financial services and more.

Cairns Private Hospital also offers subsidised gym memberships and staff meals!


About the Organisation

The Hospital is operated by Ramsay Health Care, a global operator of private hospitals and primary care clinics with 73 Australian sites employing over 30,000 people. Ramsay focuses on maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety, being an employer of choice, and operating its business according to The Ramsay Way philosophy: "People Caring for People".


How to Apply

All applications must be lodged online. Please click the Apply button within this ad to lodge an application (applications should include CV and 2 current work-related referees). 

Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority.  Applicants will be required to provide a current (12 months or less) National Police check prior to appointment and persons in patient contact roles will be required to provide proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases prior to commencement.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please call Breanna Ellis on 07 4052 8076.


Close Date: 25/08/2019 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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