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Clinical Nurse Consultant – Residential Aged Care

Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 28/06/2019
Employer: Melbourne City Mission
Location: Fitzroy North


This position is located within the Melbourne City Mission Disability and Palliative Care division and implements Melbourne City Mission’s commitment to best practice in palliative care.

What We Offer

Melbourne City Mission
At Melbourne City Mission we’re changing lives every day. We’ve been around for almost as long as Melbourne itself and are a responsive, creative and flexible organisation transforming the lives of people experiencing disadvantage. Our services extend across disability, homelessness & justice, palliative care, and education and early years. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

About the program
Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care (MCMPC) was established in 1981 as the first community-based palliative care service to operate in Victoria. MCMPC aims to enhance quality of life by providing specialist interdisciplinary palliative care for people living with a terminal condition, their families and carers.
MCMPC provides a 24 hour service 7 days a week.
About the role
The Clinical Nurse Consultant - Residential Aged Care will work alongside the existing Aged Care team to increase the capacity of residential aged care facilities to manage quality of life care for residents with specialist palliative care needs. This will be through a consultancy, educative, engagement and empowerment model which seeks to ensure that residents can receive the right care, in the right place at the right time.
In a complex palliative care environment, your leadership, clinical knoweldge and support will be important to develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders within the Aged care sector in order to improve outcomes for aged care residents.

Selection Criteria

Skills & experience include but is not limited to:
• Qualified Registered Nurse registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Advanced knowledge and skills in the principles and practices of palliative care.
• Previous experience in community palliative care, aged care or similar.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering training and education.
• Masters qualification in Palliative Care or equivalent
• Demonstrated experience in research

How To Apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV, Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria>.

Applications to John Doran, Coordinator of Nursing Services via email:

Applications close at 5pm on 28 June 2019.

As part of Melbourne City Mission’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity
At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

Our commitment to safety
MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

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