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Community Palliative Care Nurse - DIV 1

Type: Permanent Part Time OR Casual positions
Hours Per Week: 0.6 - 0.8 EFT
Closing Date: 15/01/2018
Employer: Banksia Palliative Care Service Inc
Location: Heidelberg


Banksia Palliative Care Service (Banksia) is currently undergoing major restructure and redevelopment. A very recent change in executive and senior management sees a strong focus on team and culture, a significant change in service delivery and renewed organisational direction. Banksia is growing, and is looking for motivated, passionate, experienced DIV 1 nurses to join our team. We are looking for the right people - experience in Palliative Care is an advantage, however we are willing to train and educate as we focus on culture and achieving our goal to meet the needs of every palliative patient in our catchment.

What We Offer

Banksia will provide:
• full not-for-profit Salary Packaging entitlements including meals and entertainment cards and novated car leasing,
• structured, supportive orientation to enable streamlined commencement and specific, ongoing personal and professional support throughout term of employment,
• support for professional development opportunities, including specialised training for Grade 2 nurses to progress to Palliative Care CNS or Grade 3A positions,
• a strong, positive, nurturing culture and friendly work environment.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will:
• be a strong, passionate, experienced DIV 1 nurse with a strong team mentality and a passion for providing the best care to palliative patients and their families.
• preferably have relevant nursing experience in community palliative care. Inpatient palliative care or general community experience would be viewed favourably.
• have current AHPRA registration, a current and unrestricted drivers licence and be a permanent Australian resident (essential). A current working-with-children certificate and a national police check are mandatory.
• be motivated by working as part of a developing and diverse inter-disciplinary team.
• have a demonstrated ability to work unsupervised while maintaining accountability.
• be willing to work after-hours and oncall should service model or demand require (experience-based).
• have sound palliative care nursing competencies and experience, with a passion for community palliative care nursing (highly advantageous) OR be willing to undertake education and training to gain palliative care and community-working model competency.
• have undertaken relevant post graduate qualifications (essential for Grade 3A positions).

How To Apply

Please direct all enquiries, and/or applications with a covering letter and an updated CV, to or contact our office on 9455 0822 and ask for Michelle Wood (Executive Officer).
Applications close COB Sunday,15th January 2018.

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