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Palliative Care Hospital Liaison Nurse


  • Fixed-term Part-time position
  • North Fitzroy location 
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organization working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

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About the program

MCM 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

This exciting new opportunity, co funded by MCMPC and Northern Health, aims to increase service integration and promote seamless transition of client care from hospital to home.  This position is employed to MCMPC but the role will be co-located between the two services. It is a fixed term role for 12 months, with the opportunity for further expansion pending demonstration of the improved client outcomes against set measurables.

The Hospital Liaison Nurse will work closely with MCMPC and Northern Health Palliative Care to screen, assess and prioritise client care with respect to transition to home from inpatient care. The outcomes of the assessment are used to assist in discharge coordination from the hospital setting and coordination and commencement of appropriate ongoing care in the community environment, including home visitation by the hospital liaison nurse.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support, advice, education and advocacy for clients and carers of diverse ages, cultures and backgrounds within an interdisciplinary team model approach
  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of discharge planning for palliative care patients and  enable preparedness and transition to home with a focus on the client and carer
  • Promote effective relationships, particularly with general practitioners, palliative care consultancy teams and palliative care units, and contribute to the smooth transition of clients through health care delivery agencies

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • Minimum 5 years’ postgraduate work experience
  • Demonstrated high level of skill in clinical decision-making
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team setting
  • Sensitivity to people living with a terminal condition and those who are dying or bereaved

Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.


We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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

Applications to be sent via email.

Applications close at 5pm on 15 December 2019. We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.

As part of MCM’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.

Position details

  • Date posted

    29 November 2019
  • Closing Date

    15 December 2019
  • Location

    North Fitzroy
  • Work type

    Fixed-Term Part Time
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