Colbrow Medics (a division of Colmed Group) is supporting the Australian Government lead response to the Covid-19 Crisis in Residential Aged Care Services. We are seeking Expressions of Interest for people who are able to work on the front line and support the most vulnerable people in our community.
This is not normal aged care work, this is crisis response work on the frontline. The work is challenging, distressing, stressful and can be very busy but it will be some of the most rewarding work you can do in this time of need.
We are currently working to help build large teams who will assemble and then deploy into Aged Care Facilities as a united team. The deployment is normally for a two week period. Some sites may require longer deployments. You will work a minimum of three (maximum of five) 12 hour shifts each week subject to your availability. We need people who can commit for a two week period, you won’t be able to work on other sites during this deployment due to the high risk nature in these facilities. We are building teams ready to deploy as soon as this week. The locations vary but are currently all around the Melbourne metropolitan area. We will be building new teams based on outbreaks as they occur. People who have completed the expression of interest will be kept on the standby list and notified of the requirements of each team as the deployment is confirmed. The deployments are normally confirmed on short notice after an outbreak is discovered.
There are strong systems in place to ensure a full crisis team is assembly, briefed, trained and then deployed in a systematic manner.
Please submit your EOI here.
We have identified that Paramedic Students, Recent Graduates, Patient Transport Officers, Ambulance Attendants, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Personal Care Attendants and other pre-hospital or allied healthcare workers are well suited to work in these roles. The roles require ability to comply with infection control procedures including wearing full PPE for 12 hour shifts. Other clinicians will be considered and mapped based on their skillset
The following are the positions that will make up the deployment team. All positions are in Covid-19 positive facilities and PPE is required to be worn by all staff.
Clinical Support Positions
Paramedic students and graduate skills will be well suited to clinical support positions such as Wardsman.
Nurses of all grades and experienced are required.
There are also a limited number of other positions in management and non-clinical areas. These positions are in Covid-19 positive facilities and PPE is required to be worn on shift for non-clinical staff. There are positions that will suit a wide range of people. Consider if you have experience in cooking or hospitality, enjoy interacting with the elderly in a social manner, meticulous cleaner, handy with a hammer and nail, have worked in administration or reception roles or worked in leadership roles.
Skills and Credentials
We need people with the following skills:
Minimum Credentials for all roles:
Additional credentials will be requested specific to each position
The commitment we seek:
The Deployment Process
Please submit your EOI here.