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Registered Nurse

Employer: Brotherhood of St Laurence
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Disability Services, Nursing
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 14 March, 2019.
Applications close: 27 March, 2019. (Expired)

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Brotherhood aims to be the leader in aged care in Victoria, not only in the provision of quality services but also in undertaking research, policy development and advocating on behalf of our consumers and the sector. At the Brotherhood the focus is enabling older people who access our services to flourish. Our service model is based on person centred care and the

Enhancing Capabilities Approach which ensures that older people experience a trusting environment that provides opportunities and choices that enable them to live the lives they value and maximise the older person’s independence and autonomy. This encompasses valuing diversity including cultural preferences, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Sambell Lodge located in Clifton Hill is a 43 bed facility offering its residents quality care and friendship in a warm and welcoming environment. This 43 bed facility offers specialised services to include lifestyle support, dementia management and individual care. 

It is an exciting time to join Sambell Lodge as a new 117 bed development is underway. The new building has been designed to take into account the character of the local neighbourhood and take our residents into the future.

Main responsibilities of the role:  

Working under limited direction and supervision of Facility Manager or delegate, the Registered Nurse provides comprehensive and accurate nursing assessments and care for residents and supervision of staff.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:


  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent Registered Nurse qualification with AHPRA along with a current AHPRA Certificate of Registration.
  • Knowledge and relevant experience in the coordination and clinical evaluation of aged care residents with complex combinations of mental health, substance abuse, dementia and social isolation whilst maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of ACFI requirements, Accreditation Standards, and resident rights and best practice principles as applicable to aged care
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with an ability to act as a positive role model for staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of OHS regulations and requirements practices, including manual handling, infection control.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with the demonstrated ability to deal with a broad range of people from diverse and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with an ability to adapt to changing demands and work under pressure.
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • Post graduate qualifications and experience in a relevant health specialty; continence, wound management, gerontology, infection control, palliative care, dementia care, mental health or health management.

This is a part time position working 23 hours per week (Wednesday 3pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am-3pm).

Salary will be in the range of $81,317.08 to $83,475.08 per annum pro rata, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

A copy of the position description can be downloaded below. For further information about the role telephone Julianne Neilson on 0490 120 403 or 8781 4271. 

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants 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, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

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