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Registered Nurse – Clinical Nurse

Little Haven has positions available for Registered / Clinical Nurses with recent relevant Palliative Care or community nursing experience to join our respected Community Palliative Care team. Flexible hours with a willingness to participate in our on-call roster is essential.

Applications close 1st June 2023

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Registered Nurse / Clinical Nurse – Community Palliative Care

Status: Level 1 or level 2 PP 1-8 RN Award with EBA
(Relevant to recent clinical experience)
Min 48 hr / fortnight (with on-call and weekend component)

POSITION OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE

The Registered Nurse / Clinical Nurse is responsible for the delivery of community based palliative care and cancer support services to clients and families within the Gympie / Cooloola region.

MISSION STATEMENT

“To excel in providing community based palliative care and support to people in the Gympie region with a life-limiting illness, and their families, to live, die and grieve well”

Little Haven Palliative Care is dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality of care, support and education for those experiencing or anticipating serious illness and loss in the Gympie and surrounding region. Our team approach is committed to a quality management system to continually improve our reach and performance. 

When anyone in our community is facing a terminal illness we want the hands of Little Haven to be there.

THE NATURE OF THIS ORGANISATION

Little Haven Palliative Care is a registered Not-For-Profit Charity and Public Benevolent Institution specialising in community based palliative care, operating in the Gympie/Sunshine Coast area of Queensland. Little Haven provides 24 hour on call nursing care and support to the terminally ill and their family, specialised equipment loan, complementary therapies and bereavement support at no cost to the patient. This support provides palliative patients and their families the dignity, care, comfort and confidence to remain in the place of their choosing.

Little Haven seeks to improve the ability of our community to support people facing terminal illness, grief and bereavement, enhancing community capacity through education about palliative care, death, and dying, loss and grief.

Little Haven is a dedicated to providing relief from pain and suffering and is a member of Palliative Care Qld and Palliative Care Australia.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The position of  Registered Nurse / Clinical Nurse is based in the Little Haven Palliative Care office. Little Haven is committed to creating a supportive, inclusive and participative working environment for staff.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

SUPPORT

  • Provision of palliative care and cancer support services, including nursing, counselling and support to palliative care clients and their families and carers, within the home of the client, or local hospitals and nursing homes.

CLINICAL MANAGEMENT / DECISION MAKING

  • Assess client care needs, make decisions on clinical palliative care in the home, and in conjunction with the team, coordinate client care, refer and liaise with GP, medical specialists, and other Community Nursing Services.
  • Identify, limit, and report any safety, manual handling risks associated with care provided in the community and the clients home. Abide by the quality management system and policies and procedures of Little Haven Palliative Care Inc.

EDUCATION

  • Participation in the development and delivery of an education program for volunteers, staff, palliative care clients and their families.

COMMUNICATION / LIAISON

  • Liaison with all other service providers within the scope of cancer, terminal and palliative care, in order to provide quality accessible care for all members of the community requiring such services. Such providers include relaxation and complementary therapy practitioners, Community Health, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, occupational and physio therapists.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Utilisation of computer based technology to maintain client database utilising the PalCare System.

CHALLENGES

  • Case management of palliative care clients with complex care needs in conjunction with treating medical team.
  • Provide a non-judgemental approach to individual client, cultural and environmental differences.
  • Working autonomously in a flexible working environment.
  • Function as a member of the team through active participation in team activities, discussions and the support of co-workers.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL

  • Performance evaluation will be undertaken at three months after commencement and then annually thereafter. A performance review may be conducted at any time at the direction of the Clinical Coordinator.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Unrestricted Drivers Licence (Qld)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Recent post graduate nursing experience / qualifications (can be working towards) or equivalent clinical experience working in palliative care field (preferred).
  • Ability to work independently and in consultation with other team members
  • Maintain Currency of nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Computer skills
  • Provide Current Positive Police Check
  • Provide current immunisation record

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Work to the Terms and Conditions of the Registered Nurses Award with above award rates of pay offered
  • Agree to and sign Little Haven Palliative Care Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Agree to and sign Little Haven Palliative Care Code of Conduct Contract.
  • Work to and abide by the policies and procedures of Little Haven Palliative Care.
  • A probationary period of 3 months that includes a progress formative appraisal.
  • Base Hourly Rate above Award rates and conditions
  • Agree to participate in the Little Haven On Call roster
  • Salary Sacrifice up to $500 per pay to a credit card, mortgage or nominated bill as long as you do not have a cash withdrawal option attached to the account.

APPLY ONLINE

Please contact the office on 54829091 for further information or submit your application with a letter addressing the above criteria and your resume via the online portal.