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Paediatric Asthma Nurse

Employer: cohealth
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Nursing, Family Services, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: 27 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Part-time 0.6 EFT
  • Based in Braybrook

Asthma cannot be cured but symptoms can be treated very effectively through education, treatment and self management, so that children and their families can live normal lives.


We are delighted that you are taking an interest in working for cohealth. We offer you an opportunity to work within a great team of people and be supported in our caring, family friendly work culture. We believe in developing our people, to assist in driving continuous improvement within the organisation. At the same time, we are dedicated to creating a working culture where staff members can flourish. We work hard to ensure that all our positions are challenging and rewarding, where you can utilise and further develop your skills to truly make a difference.

About our program

Our Community Asthma Program (CAP) is a paediatric asthma program funded by the Department of Health. Offering services to children and young people with asthma aged between 0-18 living in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne. The key purpose of the program is to improve health outcomes and increase client confidence and to support self management of their health condition. This includes using and navigating health services appropriately and enacting written asthma action plans. This is achieved by providing free education and support to young people, their families and wider circle of care to assist them to better understand asthma.

The aim of this position is to improve health outcomes for our clients by offering direct support and provide families with coordinated links to appropriate health professionals and community agencies. Within this role, you will work individually with referred clients and operate within a coordinated team of educators, primarily across Melbourne's inner northern catchment area and other CAP catchment areas as required.

The key skills & expertise required for this role include:

  • Registered Nurse with a minimum 5 years' experience in Paediatric Nursing;
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, families and people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Confidence to critically assess and provide appropriate, effective and timely care in a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Understanding of, and experience in, health promotion, program implementation and evaluation using a community development framework; and
  • Asthma educators course.

Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check).

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.