Registered Nurse - Home Based Nursing

This position provides an exciting opportunity for a talented nurse to grow and consolidate their skills and knowledge in community nursing.
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/BRHS/CSS/1420934
Closing Date: 06-Oct-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Home Based Nurse - Grade 2 - Level 1 - September 2019.pdf (PDF, 283KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ray Dale, Nurse Unit Manager
03 5150 3249

Position Details

STATUS:             Ongoing Part Time 40.0 hours per fortnight

DEPARTMENT:   Home Based Nursing Services

GRADE:               Grade 2 - Level 1

An ongoing vacancy has arisen within our Home Based Nursing Services department for a skilled Registered Nurse to join the team in a Level One role.  This position provides an exciting opportunity for a talented nurse to grow and consolidate their skills and knowledge in community nursing.

In this role you will deliver quality nursing care to a broad range of clients across a range of funding streams including Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) nursing services, wound care, and palliative care.  You will have demonstrated experience performing comprehensive assessments and care planning of patients and co-ordinating and providing appropriate BRHS and Community services referrals.  Applicants for this position must be available to undertake weekend, afternoon shifts and on call duties as required. 

If you have exceptional communication skills, a compassionate approach and are ready to commence your career in community nursing, we would love to hear from you.


The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Completion of Graduate Nursing year plus a minimum of 3 years' nursing experience
  • Ability to undertake patient assessments and develop goal-based, person-centred care plans.
  • Demonstrated competency in clinical skills and be up to date in mandatory competencies.
  • Knowledge in key community nursing care practices including wound care and diabetes management.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, including co-workers, clients/patients and other health professionals.
  • Proven ability to work effectively, both individually and within a team, and proven competency in the appropriate escalation of care.
  • Knowledge of handling chemotherapy disconnections and appropriate management of chemo spills and hazardous chemical protocols.
  • Competent and proven skills in accessing and de-accessing PICCs and Ports
  • Commitment to commence post graduate studies in areas relevant to Home Based Nursing activity such as Palliative Care, Wound Care or High Acuity Care within two years of appointment.


The successful applicant will benefit from: 

  • An attractive remuneration package
  • Access to an extensive range of salary packaging options including novated leasing, meal, entertainment and venue hire card and relocation expenses.
  • Ongoing paid professional development leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health and Wellbeing program including gym membership at corporate rates
  • Staff dining room


For more information on the position, please contact:

Ray Dale, Nurse Unit Manager, Home Based Nursing Service on 03 5150 3249

Applications by close of business:

Sunday 6th October 2019


Further position details are available in the position description.

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume (including two professional referees) and response to the key selection criteria as listed in the position description.  Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

A satisfactory National Police Check (no older than 12 months), a Working with Children Check and Health Declaration must be provided prior to commencement at BRHS.  

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