Regsitered Nurse - Hepatitis C - Wagga Wagga

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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $62,619.50 - $87,926.11 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ121122

Vaccination Category: A

Applications Close: 23 August 2019


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Where you will be working


Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (WWBH) is one of the busiest rural hospitals in NSW with over 300 beds, 40,000 emergency presentations, 1,100 births and approximately 11,000 operations annually.


A significant three stage re-build of WWBH is well underway, with the third and final stage of the redevelopment, a six-storey Ambulatory Care Building, commencing in 2018. Construction is due to be completed late 2020 with operational commissioning in 2021.

Stages 1 and 2 completed in 2017, delivered a new 50-bed Mental Health Building and a 7-storey Acute Services Building. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital includes an emergency department, operating theatres, women’s and children’s inpatient unit, intensive care and high dependency unit, angiography suites, additional inpatient beds and a rooftop helipad. Specialties include cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and paediatrics.


In total, the NSW Government is investing $431 million in the development of Wagga Wagga Health Service. It represents one of the largest health redevelopment in the state. Further information about the WWHS Redevelopment is available here >



About the great community of Wagga Wagga!


Known as the hub of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga has recently been recognised as one of the ‘top family friendly’ cities in Australia; boasting a rich range of cultural experiences, a strong sporting culture and a wide selection of schools and education options for families.


With an urban population over 60,000 people, Wagga Wagga is NSW’s largest inland city and offers a myriad of activities to enjoy, including a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafes, markets and wineries, galleries and museums. 

To learn more about life in Wagga Wagga please visit:



What you will be doing


Provide safe, compassionate, person centered and evidence based nursing care to clients who have chronic Hepatitis C for the purpose of treatment, whilst embracing practice development principles in the delivery of that care. Clinical care for clients of the service includes clinical assessment for treatment, including Fibroscan and support through treatment.  The nurse provides consultation, liaison and advice for other health service providers to build their capacity to identify, manage and treat their clients with hepatitis C.

In addition the nurse will be responsible for promoting the service and providing education relating to the prevention, management and treatment of Hepatitis C to clients, primary health care providers and other services working with people at risk of hepatitis C. 


Key activities include but are not limited to:


  • Provision of hepatitis C assessment, treatment and patient centred holistic care with the objective of minimising long term complications.
  • Organise and coordinate all aspects of nurse led and Medical Officer clinics
  • Provide referral pathway to specialist services for those clients living with Hepatitis C  who have severe liver disease, cirrhosis or other co-morbidities
  • Connect clients with psychosocial, mental health and drug and alcohol issues to relevant services
  • Provide education for people living with chronic hepatitis C and their support people on treatment and management strategies, prevention and reinfection
  • Deliver services which support core values of diversity, equity, ethical practice and a safe and fair workplace.
  • Work with and support marginalised individuals and communities.
  • Provide education, consultation, liaison and advice for other health service providers to build their capacity to identify, manage and treat clients with hepatitis C.
  • Work collaboratively with Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)  and Community Organisations to increase the number of people accessing hepatitis C treatments.
  • Participate in and development, implementation and evaluation of projects and research as appropriate.
  • Participate in relevant service meetings and planning activities as required.
  • Undertake reasonable travel within the requirements of the position.
  • Care will be provided within in a quality framework and promote positive health outcomes. The nurse will assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in collaboration with individuals and the multidisciplinary health care team using a contemporary practice model.   


Selection Criteria

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), with demonstrated evidence to meet the NMBA's Registered Nurse standards for practice and meet the NMBA approved standards, codes, guidelines and frameworks commensurate with the position.
  • Demonstrated level of Hepatitis C related knowledge, skills and experience particularly in the provision of evidence based treatments for Hepatitis C or commitment towards undertaking further education
  • Demonstrated experience working with marginalised communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or CALD communities and people who participate in risk taking activities for the transmission of blood borne viruses.


Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.



Additional Information


  • This recruitment process includes pre-employment Online Safe for Work screening.
  • If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009.  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.
  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  For visa information, please see
  • This is a child-related position. You will be required to obtain a NSW Children’s Guardian Working With Children Check (WWCC) which can be found by clicking on the below link:


Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Tracey Oakman on


MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.





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31 October 2019
Location: Australia New South Wales Wagga Wagga
Salary: $62,619.50 - $87,926.11 per annum AUD per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
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