Position Details


Reference Number 157676
Position Title Community Palliative Care Nurse
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 64
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
  • Join our world class and innovation-led organisation today

About the facility

Guided by our values Barwon Health is Victoria's largest regional health care service and is also the largest employer in the Geelong and surf coast region, employing over 6,500 staff. Working at Barwon Health offers diversity where no two days are the same with varied areas of expertise and locations.  We have a dedicated education and training department giving you access to opportunities to improve your knowledge and skill base.  

About the role

In your role, you will report to the Community Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant and are responsible for providing advanced and senior palliative care clinical practice to people utilising acute-based services primarily in the non-malignant areas of healthcare. You will work within an interdisciplinary team context, and across the palliative care program in all acute settings. You will enhance the team’s capacity to work in shared care situations while also providing clinical leadership, education and support to palliative care colleagues, and generalist and/or other specialty staff. The Community Palliative Care program operates Monday to Sunday with nursing staff working a rotating roster of 8 hour shifts which includes weekends.

About the culture

Our staff thrive in a challenging environment, get enjoyment from being part of a highly recognised and skilled team and truly believe they have the opportunities to be their best.  Most importantly our dedicated staff live the Barwon Health way with our values under pinning all that we do.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Be our future Barwon Health Strategic Plan
  • Aboriginal Employment Plan
  • Our Commitment to Child Safety

At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, GLBTIQ+, and individuals with disability. Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our consumers including children and appropriate rigorous reference and background checks will be undertaken.  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 Valid Drivers Licence
Essential: Registered Nurse Division 1
Essential: Post Graduate qualification/s in palliative care and/or oncology, or working towards completion of qualification – (permanent staff)
Essential: Demonstrated experience which indicates an ability to perform the major activities listed in this position description
Desirable: Demonstrated Palliative care experience in a range of settings
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 24/09/2018
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.