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Community Palliative Care Nurse - Ballarat


Employer: Ballarat Hospice Care Inc.
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Nursing
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: 28 January, 2019.

Organisational Environment

Ballarat Hospice Care Inc. (BHCI) is a home-based palliative care service; caring for people living with a life limiting illness and supporting their family and carers in their place of residence.

We are a team of specialist palliative care nurses, grief and bereavement counsellors, patient and family support volunteers and compassionate administrative staff. We work closely with GPs, local hospitals, specialist doctors and nursing services – all to meet the varying and individual needs of the people we care for including 24hr support and loan of equipment without direct cost to the patient or family. We also offer education to carers and patients and to health and community services and groups. We cover the Hepburn Shire, City of Ballarat, the northern end of the Golden Plains Shire and the western end of Moorabool Shire.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrates and upholds the values of BHCI through professional attributes and behaviours
  2. To conduct clinical nursing assessment, care planning and evaluation; screening for psycho-social and spiritual issues
  3. Effective planning and delivery of quality palliative care for patients / carers, through a managed care system
  4. Effective and comprehensive communication / clinical handover to the rest of the healthcare team regarding the patient / carer needs
  5. Demonstrate effective and efficient management of own workload to include opportunities for research and quality improvements
  6. Meaningful self-care and professional self-development
  7. Utilise culturally appropriate intervention strategies for patients and families of CALD, Indigenous, LGBTI and vulnerable groups

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

Further information, Position Description including Key Selection Criteria available from hadmin@ballarathospicecare.org.au and www.ballarathospicecare.org.au or by phoning 53331118 to contact Carita Clancy, Executive Officer.

To apply: forward your cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and completed selection criteria to Carita Clancy eo@ballarathospicecare.org.au using the subject line: Community Palliative Care Nurse application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close at 9am 28th January 2019.

Supporting materials  Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Gd 3 PD V3 Jan 2019.pdf