Position Details
Reference Number 160107
Position Title Community Palliative Care Nurse
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Barwon Health only
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 72
Position Summary
  • Enjoy a role where you will be an active part of a health care team shows leadership and embraces change
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment
  • Enhance your career with Victoria’s leading regional health care service

About the facility 

Barwon Health Palliative Care provides palliative care nursing, medical, allied health and volunteer services within a framework of integrated health service integrating community, inpatient as well as an acute consultative service. The model of palliative care is based on level of need and targets patients with complex care needs.

Community Palliative Care: provides specialist care in a client’s home or outpatient clinic as appropriate. Our aim is to ensure that the most appropriate mix of services and professionals are available to provide care and support to patients and their family/carers. Community Palliative Care Specialist staff provide:

  • Assessment for symptom management
  • Advice and support utilising a needs based model of care

About the role 

An exciting opportunity is available within Barwon Health for an enthusiastic Community Palliative Care Nurse. The position will be based within the Community Palliative Care program at the McKellar Centre, North Geelong. 

You must be registered with APHRA, along with post-graduate qualifications in palliative care or oncology nursing. You will have excellent communication skills, be well organised in your work practice and an enthusiastic team player. 

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care. Everything we do centres all our services on the patient and is guided by our driving values of respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will 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.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
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: Current Victorian, or equivalent, Drivers Licence
Essential: Registered Nurse Division 1
Essential: Demonstrated Palliative care experience in a range of settings
Essential: Post Graduate qualification/s in palliative care and/or oncology, or working towards completion of qualification
Essential: Hours of work include 8 hour shifts Monday to Sunday within the hours of 0700 - 1900 on a rotating roster
Contact Person Jacqui White 
Contact Person Job Title Palliative Care Program Manager 
Contact Number 0403 605 315 
Alternate Contact Person Jill Carter 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 5700 
Closing Date 02/12/2019
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.