NURS20151 Creating Meaningful Relationships
Expression Of Interest
I wish to apply for a Registered Nurse part-time position at Gold Coast University Hospital on the Orchid Older Person’s Mental Unit. I have been employed by Queensland Health since 2003. I have currently had the pleasure of working continuous temporary month to month contracts on Orchid Older Person’s Mental Health. I have a strong interest in working in mental health and specialist services and have completed the transition program offed by Gold Coast Health. I also bring a strong background in a medical nursing role which is often required when nursing consumers of an elderly demographic experiencing mental illness. I would prefer to continue to work in the mental health environment with older persons. I transferred with the Orchid Unit from Robina to GCUH on continuous temporary contracts.
Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae; accompanied by short entries related to my previous experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities. I have extensive experience in nursing; I am a good team player and am willing to engage in ongoing professional development.
Thank you for your time and consideration for this role, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am a qualified Registered Nurse with experience working in different nursing roles both medical and in Mental Health. I have working in settings including the Emergency Department, Cardiac, Orthopedics, Surgical, Rehabilitation and Mental health. Mental Health is my preferred area in which to work. I have been a Clinical Nurse in an Aged Care Centre and worked as an acting Clinical Nurse with Queensland Health and I am currently acting up in an in-charge position when required on the Orchid Inpatient Unit. To increase my opportunities, I successfully completed the twelve-month Mental Health Transition Program. The completion of this program allows me to seek employment in Mental Health Units, which is my preferred area of work. I am passionate about nursing and my role as a Registered Nurse.
Key Strengths & Skills
I have strong commitment to workplace Policies, safety and Code of Conduct legislation.
Familiar with and adhere to the Privacy and Confidentiality Act.
Rules and regulations associated with working in the role of a Registered Nurse
Open minded, have a sense of humor, flexible, and can build quality therapeutic relationships with consumers and their families as well as maintaining positive rapport with fellow staff members.
As a Registered Nurse I enjoy looking after consumers and attending to their care requirements.
Excellent communication skills including documentation
Working with students as a preceptor teaching clinical skills
Care planning and ongoing assessments to include mental state examinations
Managing resources to meet the goals and objectives of the health service
Self-motivated approach with strong work ethic and high personal integrity
Excellent organization and time management skills
A proven ability to identify and problem solve
Experience in leading and implementing quality improvement
Capacity Assessment Training and Advanced Health Directives – Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning, Online
Mental Health Act 2016 – Queensland Health iLearn, Online
Completed full OVP Training / Suicide Prevention / ECT Training – Gold Coast Health, QLD
Patient Safety – Gold Coast Health, QLD
Clinical Nurse Training – Gold Coast Health, QLD
Preceptorship Training – Gold Coast Health, QLD
Management Training Course – Sydney, NSW
Bachelor of Nursing – Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW
Gold Coast Health Hospital and Health Service both Southport and Robina campus’ as a casual staff member. I was then contracted on a continuous basis inviting the offer of a permeant position. Due to family commitments and flexibility I returned to the casual pool at Robina Hospital where I was offered a contract on Orchid Older Persons Mental Health Inpatient Unit. I am still currently on contract and this will be my 27 contracts with Orchid.
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