Position Details

Reference Number 182246
Position Title Access Navigator
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Enterprise
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 16
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Align your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Australia.

  • Work collaboratively with the After Hours Hospital Manager to improve patient flow throughout the organisation.
  • This role will be on PM shifts (1500-2300) 7 days per week including public holidays.
  • Permanent part-time 16 hours a fortnight – dream job dream lifestyle

About the facility

Barwon Health, Central Resource Unit (CRU) provides emergent and non-emergent nursing staff replacement for all bed based services. We provide staffing resources to meet every day operational needs of clinical units for nursing and support staff for bed based units across Barwon Health.

About the role 

Work collaboratively with Barwon Health staff in utilising the organisational patient management IT systems to ensure that patients move from the emergency department as soon as they are clinically ready.

You will be responsible for:

  • Triaging and managing referrals for urgent/semi urgent inpatient access to Barwon Health beds according to clinical need
  • The allocation of patients in ED information management system into appropriate units.  Negotiating and facilitating timely patient movement.
  • Ensuring inpatient beds are utilised in a planned way making every effort to admit patients to their speciality area.
  • Delegated responsibility for the implementation of agreed (with DOC) contingency plans to address access block, e.g. opening beds, extra staffing etc.
  • Negotiation with Medical Teams and Referring Hospital to facilitate admissions of patients in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing access into beds as required from the ESWL, emergency surgery bed requests, ED bed requests, ICU/CCU/ARV incoming and outgoing, medical wait list bed requests, transfers from other hospitals and direct admission bed requests.
  • Organising repatriation between wards to meet access demands, specialist clinical requirements and safe patient care.

About the culture

The Access team at Barwon Health are primarily a group of highly skilled nurses who provide excellent leadership in and out of hours. Take this career opportunity to make a difference to Barwon Health patient management today. Apply now.

What we offer 

  •  Excellent working conditions with a high sense of job satisfaction 
  • Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD is an easy commute from all suburbs
  • Flexible working arrangements – speak to us about hours ,days or shifts that suit your lifestyle
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • A genuine community feel - we look after each other 
  • Wide range of professional development that enhances your careers
  • Ability to take leave without pay and purchase additional leave
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean RoadBellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 which  includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments and Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 which includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 
  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.



Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Currently Registered as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Essential: Degree level qualification with a recognised educational institution in Nursing
Essential: Extensive clinical knowledge, skills and experience in acute health
Essential: Annual completion of all mandatory and role specific competencies
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Danijela Luketic 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 2334 
Alternate Contact Person Libby Bentley 
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Closing Date 06/12/2023
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.