The role

See more about the role below, including the responsibilities and skills we are looking for.

Pediatric Asthma Educator

Braybrook, Australia

Reference: 6231800

  • Part-time (0.6 FTE), maximum term position
  • $51.76 per hour + certificate allowance
  • Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge in paediatric community health?
  • Would you like to support children with asthma, their families and carers?
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment in achieving better health outcomes for children with asthma?

So why cohealth?

Cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. We are committed 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 role of Paediatric Asthma Nurse sits within the Community Asthma Program (CAP), which aims to improve health outcomes and support clients to achieve self-management of their health condition.

The Paediatric Asthma Nurse provides asthma education and support to young people and their family and carers. The CAP is available to children and young people with asthma aged between 0-18 living in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne, with the role being based at the Braybrook sites.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Accept referrals from the acute sector, GP's and other health professionals
  • Conduct initial assessment and education sessions delivered using a clinic based or outreach approach with standard assessment tools and phone follow up
  • Liaise and implement best practice asthma education and management approaches in conjunction with GP, specialists, community health
  • Initiate and generate individual client care plans and goal setting with clients

Position Requirements

  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse, along with experience in paediatric nursing.
  • Completion of the Asthma Educators course.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of services to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Understanding of, and experience in, health promotion, program implementation and evaluation using a community development framework.
  • Experience working within a community-based environment particularly within the field of community health.
  • Understanding of, and experience in delivering paediatric asthma education
  • Experience in writing high quality reports and clinical interviewing

All Healthcare workers in Victoria are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you will need to provide evidence before commencing employment with Cohealth.

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. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact eamonn.o' .

Applications Close: 08 Feb 2023