Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1426723
Closing Date: 05-Jan-2020
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner 2019.pdf (PDF, 310KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Community Palliative Care Department provides community based palliative care and consultancy services throughout the Barwon South West sub-region.

We are seeking a motivated Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner to join our passionate and skilled team. This new role will strengthen the current service model along with working alongside the Palliative Care Physician to provide high level specialised clinical care, support specialist and generalist palliative care clinicians; providing advanced clinical support and leadership through evidence-based practice and professional development.  The role will utilise a holistic care approach that is about treating the whole patient and family to support the development and maintaining of a high quality care environment and promote and participate in quality improvement activities and initiatives.

Our position is part-time ongoing and is 56 hours per fortnight. 

What you bring

As a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner you are a passionate and dedicated clinician who is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare across multiple care settings for patients and families receiving palliative care. With an ability to put patients at ease, your warmth and care is one of your greatest attributes along with the developed expertise and skills to deliver a broad range of effective and efficient services to individuals, their families, professional and community groups. Working as part of a collaborative and highly skilled team of professionals, excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential, and a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of legislation, regulation and contemporary practice is a must.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as Mental Health first aid, resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employments.

Who we are

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Caring, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and there overall dedication to the local community.

With a population of 34,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

With a range of attractions within 2 to 3 hours' drive from Warrnambool, the region offers a fantastic opportunities for people from all walks of life to enjoy the beautiful South West. To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Andrea Janes (Nurse Consultant Coordinator Sub Regional Palliative Care) on (03) 5564 4179.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, with the appropriate classification Nurse Practitioner Grade 5.

The successful applicant will be required to consent and undergo a Police Record's and Working with Children's Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 5 January 2020.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please contact the People and Culture department on (03) 5564 4155.

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