Continence Registered Nurse – Lawson Community Health Centre – Perm FT

Location: Blue Mountains & Central West
Company: Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Full Time

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $65,692.82 – $92,236.06 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ257254
Applications close: 29/09/2021

Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community.

NBMLHD is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.


About the Role

The Registered Nurse (RN) Continence:

  • Strengthen the coordinated community management of complex high risk older persons and individuals with chronic illnesses and co morbidities, by utilising planned and coordinated best practice approaches to care, across service settings and the care continuum.
  • Aims to improve and maintain the client’s function, quality of life & dignity, to optimal levels within the constraints of their continence issues and chronic illnesses.
  • Ensures clients are assessed and managed within their community environments thus avoiding unplanned hospital admissions.
  • Provides safe and effective client-centred nursing care to the clients and carers of Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.
  • Ensures optimal outcomes for clients and carers of the service through the promotion of best practice including the appropriate escalation of care.
  • Works collaboratively utilising effective team communication with members of the Continence team, the Nursing team and the wider Community multi-disciplinary health team in the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of client care.
  • Acts as an advocate for the specific needs of all clients and carers including those from the indigenous population or other multi-cultural groups providing appropriate care to the client with Continence issues.
  • Maintains and promotes a professional standard evidenced by ethical nursing practice, adherence to the policies and procedures of the Nursing and Midwifery Service, NBMLHD and the appropriate legislation and statutory regulations.
  • Registered Nurses are responsible for the supervision of Enrolled Nurses and the delegation of appropriate clinical care within the Enrolled Nurse Scope of Practice.
  • Provides support, education and clinical preceptorship /mentoring to all staff and students.
  • Effectively manages resources relevant to the service.


About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals. We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 


See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!

To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel:

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website:


About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role. You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.


Past applicants need not appl

Selection criteria to be addressed:

  1. Current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  2. Demonstrated recent experience and clinical skill in community and/or Continence nursing as a registered nurse (including Completion of a new graduate RN program or 12 months full time equivalent experience working as a Registered Nurse)
  3. Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work and an ability to effectively work both within a team and autonomously
  4. Demonstrated evidence of being able to provide person centred care and an ability to liaise with other health professionals to facilitate case management and care planning
  5. Demonstrated effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  6. Demonstrated commitment to professional development, evidence based practice and an awareness of changes within the health care environment
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilise information technology systems within a variety of applications (e.g. Cerner) and commitment to undertake training in electronic health record systems as required
  8. Current Driver’s Licence and willingness to use for work purpose travel


Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Donna Dobson on [email protected]



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