Position Details

Reference Number 174477
Position Title Community Nurse (Level 1 and Level 2)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location Corio CHC
Salary $50,000.00 to $65,000.00
Hours Per Fortnight 48
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

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

  • Be part of a team who are focused on providing the highest quality patient-centred care
  • Enjoy a role that will be varied, challenging and rewarding
  • Apply now for a fantastic professional development opportunity

About Barwon Health

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! We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers.

Enjoy the range of lifestyle choices Geelong has to offer including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices and high standard of schooling options throughout the area. You will appreciate the beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries. 

About the Program

The Barwon Health Community Nursing Program supports clients and carers in their home environment to achieve optimum level of health independence through the development and delivery of a high quality, cost effective, locally relevant Community Nursing service. We provide Palliative Care (CPC), Post-Acute Care (PAC), Hospital in the Home (HITH), My Aged care (MAC) and Home and Community Care (HACC) services.

Barwon Health Community Nursing is the largest non-metropolitan based service in Victoria. Community Nursing is a government funded program which provides home nursing service. It consists of three integrated teams based at Barwon Health’s Newcomb, Belmont and Corio Health Centres.

About the Role

Are you interested in working in Community Nursing (District Nursing)? If so, we are looking for a dynamic Community Nurse to cover a period of parental leave.

This position includes day, afternoon and week-end shifts. Successful applicants are able to work additional shifts up to 76hrs per fortnight across all 3 sites.

In this role you will be responsible for the provision of patient-focused holistic nursing care to those assigned to you in order to achieve desired clinical outcomes. You will have highly developed interpersonal skills as well as sound communication skills both verbal and written.

As the successful applicant you will need to have current acute or community health experience. Experience and knowledge in the areas of wound care, palliative care, community health care principles (Active Service Model & Social Model of Health) and continence management is essential.

About the culture

You will work with an innovative multidisciplinary team who maintain extensive knowledge and experience. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Centrally located at University Hospital, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

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 Collaborative Recruitment Team via email at CRURecruit@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.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation Policy. You will be required to upload your Immunisation History with evidence of influenza vaccination from March 2022 in the application process. Please use the "free text document" upload function for this purpose.

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: Do you have a current Victorian Drivers Licence?
Essential: Do you have a current Police Check?
Essential: Do you have current Working With Children Check?
Essential: Are you a Registered Division 1 Nurse with AHPRA?
Essential: Do you have current skills and experience in 1. Central Line Management 2. Male and Female Catheter Management 3. Palliative Care including the use of the Niki pump 4. Wound management 5. Diabetes management 6. Venepuncture?
Desirable: Please detail any Community Health experience you have?
Essential: Must have high level computer, analytical and problem solving abilities
Essential: Must be a team player with excellent customer service and communication skills and ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
Essential: To apply for this position you must have completed the online competencies of: NPS Medicinewise Learning Medication Safety Training - https://learn.nps.org.au/ and NPS Medicinewise Learning National Standard Medication Charts - https://learn.nps.org.au/
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.
Desirable: I have uploaded my Immunisation History with proof of Influenza vaccination (under the Free Text Document option) in the Application Document Section
Contact Person Simone White 
Contact Person Job Title Coordinator Community Nursing 
Contact Number (03) 4215 7282 
Contact Email simones@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Alicia Roberts  
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 7282 
Closing Date 06/07/2022
Position Description
File name 
CN Level 1 May 22.pdf Open
CN Level 2 May 22.pdf Open
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.