Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

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Department: West Gippsland Health Group
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - Baw Baw
Reference: VG/1314384
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care.pdf (PDF, 129KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kathy Kinrade, Director of Clinical Operations
03 5623 0608

Position Details

District Nursing Services

Nurse Practitioner – Palliative Care

Registered Nurse – Nurse Practitioner

Ongoing Full time position


We have an exciting new position available for a suitably qualified senior nurse to join our team in the delivery of safe, high quality person centred care within the West Gippsland Healthcare Group. This new role will work across the inpatient setting and the community setting, delivering specialised complex nursing assessment and care planning within a larger multidisciplinary team structure to patients and caregivers with a life limiting illness. Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to foster collaborative working relationships with all disciplines are essential.


Required skills and experience include:

  • Current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Board as a Registered Nurse, including current valid endorsement with AHPRA as a Nurse Practitioner. 
  • Minimum of five years of current relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical decision making and clinical assessment skills.
  • Ability to work within a Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care Professional Development Framework and gradually progress to an ‘Advanced Practice Expert' level of competency. 
  • Ability to deliver education in line with roles and responsibilities of Nurse Practitioner.
  • Current driver's license.


About the West Gippsland Healthcare Group

The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is a customer focused health organisation providing acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, residential care and community health services to 45,000 people in the rural, urban residential, agricultural and industrial areas located within the Baw Baw Shire and beyond. The administrative headquarters are located at West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul, approximately 100kms east of Melbourne. We are committed to the provision of high quality, integrated health care that meets the changing needs of individuals and our community, and have full accreditation status from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks, National Police History check and Working with Children Check. A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments. The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation.

Further Information and How to Apply

For further information please contact Kathy Kinrade, Director of Clinical Operations on 03 5623 0608 or by email to

Applications should be submitted via our website (click the Apply Now button) include a covering letter responding to the selection criteria as detailed in the position description, resume and contact details for 3 professional referees.

Applications close on 28 January 2018.

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