Job role: Palliative Care Nurse.
Job sector: Healthcare.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $67,000 – $92,000 per year.
- Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging.
- A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program.
- Mentoring and career development opportunities.
- Car parking and end-of-journey facilities for cyclists.
- Six weeks annual leave.
About the Job.
Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education, and research across three campuses in the Northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. We have a highly engaged, diverse, and collaborative workforce that is unified by our goal to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.
Our Palliative Care service is currently offering the below exciting opportunities:
Palliative Care- Ward 8 South
Austin Campus – Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre
Permanent Full-time and Part-time positions are available.
Ward 8 South is a 24-bed specialist palliative care inpatient unit, of which 24 beds are currently funded via the Department of Health and Human Services (sub-acute). The unit aligns with Victoria’s end-of-life and palliative care framework, in addition to all other relevant state and national standards. The unit aims to achieve level 3 designation in the Palliative Care Service Capability Framework within the life of the policy which requires the capacity to provide complex pain and symptom management in addition to holistic, person-centered care from point of diagnosis through to bereavement for patients and their carers, research and education.
As an Austin Health Nurse, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of evidence-based nursing care in designated medical specialties, to optimize health outcomes for the community.
- Support a philosophy of care, that is patient-focused, from admission to discharge, and where the family is welcome in the carers team.
- Ensure the well-being and safety of patients by following the values and principles, which underpin best practices about patient care, education, and patient rights.
- Achieve and maintain the skills necessary, through personal and professional development, to plan, prioritize, and implement holistic patient care.
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse registration.
- Acute clinical experience and knowledge.
- Experience in palliative care nursing.
- A commitment to quality, best practice, and environmental safety.
- The ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.