First listed on: 15 September 2023

Continence Nurse

  • Part-Time, Ongoing
  • Based in Footscray and Collingwood
  • Access to 14 weeks paid parental leave benefits above standard industry agreements
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Generous Salary Packaging

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 and linguistic 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 Continence Nurse is a clinical role that provides a Nurse Continence Specialist/ Advisory service for men and women over the age of 65 who are referred with continence issues via My Aged Care. It also involves undertaking health promotion, health education, secondary consultation around the health needs of marginalised women and men and is underpinned by a human rights approach to health and a holistic response to health.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • Provides culturally appropriate continence care that demonstrates respect and understanding of people's culture, beliefs and preferences about the assessment and treatment
  • Facilitates an environment conducive to the development of therapeutic professional relationships to enable a holistic continence assessment to be undertaken
  • Assesses and promotes health literacy to enhance a person's understanding of their continence health so that they can exercise choice and control over the care they receive
  • Demonstrates proficiency in a range of advanced health assessment skills within the scope of practice

What cohealth offers:

  • 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
  • Salary packaging 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)
  • Novated Leasing available
  • 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)

Our ideal candidate:

  • Current Registration as Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Post graduate qualification in Continence Nursing
  • Excellent cross cultural communication skills
  • Well-developed knowledge of community health and human rights principles

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. We will be conducting interviews for this role as 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 Sally Wilcox,

To apply for this job go to:
& enter ref code: 6448910.

Applications close 30 September 2023.


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