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Registered Nurse Div 1

Summary

  • Join our passionate team at Palliative Care to make a positive impact through nursing.
  • Be part of an engaging team that thrives on challenges
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the program

We are looking for compassionate, dynamic and enthusiastic nurses to join our existing team.  Experience in palliative care is a significant advantage, however we are willing to train and educate the right person who has a strong desire to work in community palliative care.

Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care (MCMPC) is based in Thornbury and is a leading community palliative care service providing palliative care to clients of all ages with life limiting illnesses living in their own homes in the local government areas of Hume, Darebin, Yarra and Moreland. We provide a holistic approach to palliative care and aim to enhance the quality of life of clients and support carers. MCMPC provides a 7-day service.  The hours for this position is currently 0830-1700hrs. Occasional on call work will be required once trained.

About the role

Palliative Care Community Registered Nurse – Grade 3 and Grade 2 Permanent part time.  Several positions available.

 

Working as a member of an interdisciplinary team and in collaboration with external health professionals, the Palliative Care registered nurse will provide specialist palliative care to MCMPC clients in accordance with the, values, policies and procedures of Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care, and within the philosophy and organisational values of Melbourne City Mission.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide comprehensive assessment and regular review of palliative care clients - using a holistic and anticipatory approach
  • Plan and coordinate services (with other agencies or disciplines) relating to end of life care with all clients and carers
  • Deliver a high standard of care regardless of clients’ or colleagues’ differing values, beliefs, culture and social context
  • Ability to work independently with guidance and support from the senior nursing team.

Skills and experience

  • Minimum 3 years postgraduate work experience in palliative care or oncology.
  • Strongly desirable but not essential experience in community nursing.
  • Demonstrated high level of skill in clinical decision-making and assessment skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team setting.
  • Sensitivity to people living with a terminal condition and those who are dying or bereaved.

Please refer to the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria

How to apply

  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter. You should also address the key selection criteria (if required).
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email: recruitment@mcm.org.au

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Qualification Verification Check, Employment History Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense. MCM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 consistent with the Victoria public health orders regarding COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Procedures and applicants will be required to present acceptable proof of their vaccination status as part of their application.

Our commitment to diversity

MCM embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all different backgrounds to apply regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and lived experience, actively fostering an inclusive workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

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

    24 June 2022
  • Closing Date

    09 October 2022
  • Location

    Thornbury
  • Work type

    Part-time
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