Employment Vacancy

Position Title: Enrolled Nurse

Direct Supervisor: Registered Nurse / Clinical Coordinator

Main Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of this role is to support the clinical team in ensuring the Residential facility is run in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Capecare by working within the care team framework to provide holistic care for residents.


Work Health & Safety

Standards of Performance

  • Observe and comply with all health and safety instructions, procedures, signs and notices relating to your work and correctly use the appropriate protective clothing and equipment supplied.
  • Follow Infection Prevention and Control procedures and standards relevant to the role.
  • Use correct documented procedures to correct, if possible, and immediately report any unsafe situations, near-miss incidents and all work related injuries.
  • Maintain good housekeeping at all times.

Personal Leadership

  • Acts with honesty, empathy and kindness towards co-workers and clients.
  • Engages and works collaboratively with others through a shared purpose to achieve goals.
  • Has a thorough awareness of cultural safety and conducts themselves to operate inclusivity.
  • Takes responsibility on an individual level to strive for excellence.
  • Accepts and responds constructively to feedback.
  • Is aware of own strengths and limitations and seeks help from others as required.
  • Adapts communication style and messages to suit different personalities and cultures.


  • Understand and proactively contribute to managing risk and to promote a culture of participation in the risk process.


  • Actively contribute to quality improvement activities in Capecare through initiating continuous improvement suggestions.
  • Contribute effectively towards the organisation’s quality accreditation processes.


  • Adhere to all Capecare policies and procedures.
  • Own conduct and approach aligns with the Capecare Way.
  • Commits to the values of: Compassion Respect Partnership Commitment
  • Challenges behaviour in others that contravenes the organisational values.


  • Current registration with AHPRA as an Enrolled Nurse.

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to show initiative, discretion and judgement in carrying out assigned duties.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and the ability to be flexible, adaptable and innovative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment and act as a positive role model with honesty and integrity at all times.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Strong empathy towards the elderly.

Relevant Experience

  • Relevant clinical experience, knowledge and demonstrated competencies within aged care.

Key Accountabilities of the Role

  • Contributes to the formation of Care Plans in collaboration with Registered Nurses.
  • Comprehensive and individual assessment of residents.
  • Incorporate residents and relatives, where possible, in planning care and formulating expected outcomes
  • Provide skilled care, with particular attention to:
    • Safe, accurate administration of ordered medication
    • Consistent application of infection control principles
    • Compliance with Standards as per the Aged Care Act 1997
    • Instigation of requests for medical intervention when necessary
    • Compliance and follow up with medical orders
    • Performance and documentation of, clinical observations, including neurological observations, in the event of a resident fall where a head injury may have been sustained
    • Performance of ongoing clinical assessments and observations, in accordance with identified clinical need for the individual resident
  • Evaluate results of care given and resident’s satisfaction with care
  • Document all aspects of care:
    • With knowledge and application of legal considerations
    • In order to validate ACFI responses
    • To reflect the clinical interventions required to be completed with the individual resident
  • Care Coordination:
      • Plan daily activities with staff
      • Incorporate resident’s individual needs in daily planning
      • Communicate effectively with staff and other health care personnel
      • Ensure that all duty requirements are completed satisfactorily
      • Observe and report matters to the Registered Nurse to ensure smooth running of the care facility.
      • Ensure effective and economic use of resources and equipment
      • Act as a role model for other staff
      • Objectively evaluate standards of care of Carers
      • Provide constructive guidance and feedback to Carers and Care Supports.
      • Communication relevant information to families or significant others as directed by the Registered Nurse.
      • Participates in the admissions of Permanent and Respite residents under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
      • Escalate to the Registered Nurse any change in a consumer’s health status that may indicate a need for increased Risk Management Strategies. e.g. compulsory reporting events, critical incidents.
      • Complete additional daily tasks as directed by the Registered Nurse.
      • Undertake other duties within your skill set as required by the Organisation.

To apply for this role, please send your Application Letter and current CV to recruitment@capecare.com.au


20 Ray Ave, Busselton WA 6280
Ph: 08 9750 2000
Fax: 08 9755 4696

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


171 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281
Ph: 08 9786 5555
Fax: 08 9786 5508

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


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