Care Coordinator - Emergency Department

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1707272
Closing Date: 28-Mar-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - ED Care Coordinator.pdf (PDF, 450KB)

Contact: Meredith Glennen

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare has an opportunity available for suitably qualified and experienced Registered Nurses or Allied Health Professionals with a minimum of three years' experience in relevant acute/community settings in the position of Care Coordinator within our Emergency Department.

The Care Coordinator facilitates improved patient flow within the Emergency Department and Emergency Observation Unit through the provision of holistic assessment and comprehensive discharge planning. The role is responsible for ensuring that upon discharge patients have appropriate community supports and referrals in place to enable them to manage safely in their environment and receive access to follow up treatment.

This position is full time (80 hours per fortnight) with a monthly ADO for a period of 12 months.

What you bring

You will be currently registered with AHPRA with tertiary qualification/s in the related health discipline and a minimum 3 years' relevant experience. Applicants must have a high level of knowledge and skills in assessment, planning and implementation of services, and a demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.

Effective communication skills, a working knowledge of community based support networks and services and advanced skills in time management organisation, planning and priority setting are also required for the position.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Tuesday 28 March 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2026 or Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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