Position Details

Reference Number 172371
Position Title Advance Care Planning (ACP) Clinician
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Chief Nursing Officer
Location Multiple Locations, 59 Sydney Pde
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 32
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia

An exciting opportunity to join a small dynamic team providing skilled advance care planning facilitation for our patients, residents and community.

  • Enjoy a role focussed on person-centred care and shared decision-making
  • Develop critical skills to support innovation in an adaptive environment
  • A stimulating work environment within an award winning organisation

About the facility 

Barwon Health's Advance Care Planning (ACP) program consists of an active, enthusiastic, flexible and innovative team with a focus on person centred care, shared decision making, safety and quality improvement. The program has received a number of quality awards for innovative projects which improve the overall service to our community. We have had opportunities to present our work at local, national and international fora.

About the role 

As the ACP Clinician you will work closely with the program manager and team for the ongoing implementation and facilitation of ACP. The ACP Clinician is expected to facilitate (ACP), utilising a shared decision-making process with referred patients from all health directorates, with a focus on patients who are at risk of clinical deterioration, have chronic or life limiting illness or are aged and frail. You will assist individuals to participate in the ACP process including documentation as required, developing Advance Care Directives, identifying or appointment of Medical Treatment Decision-Makers and Goals of Management/Care forms.

The role may also include education, training and mentoring of staff across Barwon Health directorates and sites and external organisations within the region. You will be innovative and flexible in undertaking the role and will be expected to participate in quality improvement initiatives and project work, in consultation with the Manager.

About the culture

The ACP Program provides a dedicated, innovative and cohesive team which is supportive and experienced. Established partnerships with internal and external service providers and our community are highly valued. Our goal of providing safe, person-centred, quality care is shared and reflected in our service. We are all dedicated to supporting the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050, everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria.

Opportunities for ongoing professional development are highly encouraged. If you enjoy a challenge and are looking to work in an innovative, well-supported team, we encourage your application.

Barwon Health staff benefits 

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast  

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

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.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation policy. 


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: Registered Nurse (YT12), current registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
Desirable: Advance care planning training and experience
Essential: Substantial clinical experience in the areas of acute, sub-acute, residential aged care and/or community care
Essential: Experience in providing patient care in situations where advance care planning is applicable
Essential: Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
Essential: Commitment to flexibility and innovation in practice including an evidence-based approach to care
Essential: Demonstrated commitment to professional development
Desirable: Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
Desirable: Project work or change implementation experience
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Jillian Mann 
Contact Person Job Title Program Manager 
Contact Number (03) 4215 7721 / 0434 181 911 
Contact Email jmann@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 10/12/2021
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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.