Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Bairnsdale - Outer Gippsland area
Reference: VG/BRHS/COMMWEL/1794237
Closing Date: 29-May-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care- May 2024.pdf (PDF, 248KB)

Contact: Carolyn Nelson, District Nursing Nurse Unit Manage
03 5150 3299

Position Details

A unique opportunity has arisen at BRHS for an experienced Nurse Practitioner to provide advanced nursing care in the specialty area of palliative care. The incumbent to this senior nursing position will enjoy a rewarding role combining autonomy and challenge. In addition to this, you will relish living in a beautiful part of Victoria and achieving a fantastic work/life balance.

The position:

As the Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner you will provide leadership, support and education to clients, families and service providers throughout the continuum of care. In this position you will also promote contemporary best practice in palliative care and integrate relevant research findings in to decision making about health care management. At BRHS, the Nurse Practitioner is recognised as an expert practitioner and clinical leader with advanced knowledge, skills and recognised competence.

Why should you apply?

  • Enjoy flexibility in a Monday to Friday scheduled role.
  • Be entitled to a monthly Accrued Days Off.
  • Enjoy a rewarding and friendly work environment.
  • Career growth gaining extensive experience in a complex health organisation.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program with free on-site psychologist appointments.
  • Enjoy the Gippsland Lakes, beaches, national parks & snowfields on your doorstep.

Key criteria required:

  • Hold a current AHPRA registration as Registered Nurse and endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner (Acute & Supportive Care).
  • Demonstrated experience of 5 years or more working in a palliative care in a senior nursing role.
  • High level of confidence and clinical proficiency in carrying out and prescribing a range of procedures, treatments, medications and interventions that are evidence based and informed by specialist palliative care knowledge.
  • Proven ability to provide clinical nursing leadership in a multidisciplinary environment and promote a high level of knowledge in the area ensuring evidence based nursing practices.

Please refer to the attached position description for other key selection criteria requirements.


Applications close: Wednesday 29th May 2024

For more information contact: Carolyn Nelson, District Nursing Nurse Unit Manager on 03 5150 3299

Applications are to be submitted by selecting “Apply Now” below and are to include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (including two recent referees)
  • Response to the full key selection criteria (as listed in the attached position description)

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In accordance with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of full COVID19 vaccination prior to commencement.

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