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Diabetes Nurse Educator - Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)


Reference: 4558049

Part-time 0.6EFT

Long Services Leave Backfill

Short term contract 12th March until 24th May 2019, possibility of extension

Located across Kensington & Niddrie


About the Benefits

Joining cohealth is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of our client, their families and the community. Benefits of working for cohealth, include but are not limited to:

  • Keep your work-life balance in check with the flexibility of part-time hours
  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities
  • A supportive, flexible and autonomous work environment
  • Generous Not for Profit Salary Sacrificing benefits on top of your salary, increasing the value of your take home pay


Program Profile

Diabetes Co-Management Service (DCS) is operated by cohealth and Merri Health as part of Melbourne Health's Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) Complex Care Program (a Health Independence Program). HARP provides free specialist treatment, care planning, education and support to help people with chronic and complex health issues to manage independently and reduce the risk of being admitted to hospital. The key objectives of HARP are to:

  • Improve client outcomes;
  • Provide integrated seamless care within and across hospital and community sectors;
  • Reduce avoidable hospital admissions and Emergency Department presentations; and
  • Ensure equitable access to health care.


About You

To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will possess:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Diabetes Education, plus Credentialed Diabetes Educator;
  • Experience in diabetes education nursing including, acute and chronic clinical assessment skills, and understanding of diabetes processes and treatment;
  • Experience in similar organisation in the provision of health and community services, clinical service planning, and case management;
  • Experience and expertise in managing complex clients with multiple health and psychosocial issues; and
  • The ability to work well within a team, being both accountable for your own practice as well as driving accountability in other team members also.


Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description

Applications close on 24th February @ 10.00pm


Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)