First listed on: 20 March 2024

Health Response Nurse 

  • Part time (0.8 FTE), ongoing
  • $51.76 per hour + super + salary packaging
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Generous salary packaging options to reduce your cohealth taxable income

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. Named?Premier's Health Service of the Year (Primary) and the Supporting LGBTIQ+ Health Service at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, cohealth's 1000 staff demonstrate courage, leadership,?innovation,?and agility in their commitment to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural backgrounds, faiths, and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role. Please click here to find out more.

About the role

The Health Response Nurse increases consumers health literacy and self-advocacy skills to foster sustainable change in their lives. Providing secondary consults to the CPS Recovery Coaches, translate medical jargon and convey the significance of health conditions and urgency of interventions to non-medical team members.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • Provide high-quality person-centred care that is responsive to the needs of consumers who are eligible and actively engaged in the Commonwealth Psychosocial Program and which balances health promotion with dignity of risk
  • Provide secondary consultations to CPS Recovery Coaches sharing skills, expertise and knowledge, referral pathways and linkages particularly relating to the physical health needs of consumers
  • Develop positive working relationships with consumers, carers/family so they feel safe to talk about and work on their physical health goals and are empowered to engage in improved self-management
  • Support consumers and CPS Recovery Coaches navigate the barriers to engaging with the mainstream health system
  • Educate, coach and support consumers, carers/family to build their health advocacy and literacy skills

What cohealth offers:

  • Generous salary packaging options to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation). Salary packaging reduces your cohealth taxable income, meaning you pay less tax on your cohealth income
  • A generous rewards program from our salary packaging provider
  • Exciting Parental leave benefits
    • cohealth offers primary carers 14 weeks paid parental leave upon completion of only 6 months of continuous service
    • Eligible co-workers will continue to receive superannuation on unpaid parental leave as well
  • Novated Leasing available
  • Discounts for health and wellbeing activities, such as gym memberships, health clubs products, and spas
  • Free staff Immunisations and Vaccines
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values)
  • Career development and continuous learning opportunities/mentoring with senior clinicians

Our ideal candidate:

  • Registered Nurse (Division 1) with current AHPRA registration
  • Proof of qualification to be sighted
  • Experience in delivering a comprehensive Health Needs Assessment and identifying goals.
  • A sound understanding of comorbidities affecting consumers experiencing mental ill health and who may present with a high level of complexity, vulnerability and disadvantage

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC), complete a Statutory Declaration, evidence of legal rights to work in Australia, and evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses). Additionally, some roles will also require current AHPRA registration and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

Roles that are determined to be Risk Category A or B [staff that have direct and/or indirect contact with body substances and are at higher risk of occupational exposure to infections] will be required to provide evidence of immunisation assessment including Influenza prior to commencement [A] or within 12 weeks of commencement [B]. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.

Application Process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and answer the Key Selection Criteria in the Cover Letter. We will be conducting interviews for this role as suitable applications are received. This campaign will close on the mentioned date at 10.00 PM. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Lee-Ann Boyle

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6565964.

Applications close 04 April 2024.


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