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Registered Nurse
Casual Position

Registered Nurse - Casual Position

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity where you can provide evidence-based, person-centered palliative care to terminal clients? Are you committed to building rapport with clients and their loved ones, as they journey their last few days?

 

An opportunity has arisen for an energetic and enthusiastic Palliative Care Registered Nurse (Division 1) to join the Toowoomba Hospice Nursing Team. This position is best suited to a professional who is compassionate and who genuinely aspires to support people to live their last days with dignity, love, and dedicated care.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse who can immediately take on a casual position.

 

You will be required to demonstrate current knowledge and skills in delivering appropriate symptom management, and support for terminal patients and their family and or carers. The successful applicant will also be involved in quality improvement and service development initiatives.

About the Toowoomba Hospice

 

The Toowoomba Hospice is a non for profit, accredited, private, 6 bed healthcare facility, based in Toowoomba. The Toowoomba Hospice has been well supported by community funding for over 18 years. We provide culturally appropriate, patient centred palliative care, to our clients and their families.

 

Benefits

  • Be part of a small organisation where you can make a difference to help vulnerable people, within our community, in an inpatient setting

  • Be part of an inclusive and diverse workforce that places a high value on cultural capability

  • Be rewarded for your efforts with great working conditions that offer salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, learning opportunities and professional development all within a safe and healthy work environment

  • Competitive remuneration $/ hour plus penalty rates

  • Salary packaging FBT year including entertainment benefits, novated leasing, mortgage review service and more

  • Comprehensive support infrastructure -, Employee Assistance Program (available for staff on request) and learning & development opportunities

Requirements

Skills and Experience

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency

  • Minimum of 3-5 Years’ Nursing Experience in palliative care, acute care, or community nursing

  • Additional nursing experience in Palliative care is preferable

  • Current professional development portfolio

  • Evidence of extensive Clinical skills

  • Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal history check

  • Successful applicants may be required to disclose any previous serious disciplinary action.

  • To be eligible for permanent appointment, applicants must provide proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency or a right to stay indefinitely. To be eligible for temporary appointment, applicants must provide proof that they can legally work in Australia for the period of the vacancy

 If this role is for you to be successful, the applicant will consider the following capability requirements:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of palliative care assessment and care planning within your scope of practice

  • Demonstrate an understanding of palliative care standards and national care standards

  • Demonstrate the ability to work within the Hospice culture which aligns with values of compassionate, ethical, and objective care

  • Be highly organized and dedicated

  • Participate and contribute productively as a team member to form culturally appropriate, professional working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, including children, young people and families, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and other service providers

  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills: confidently present complex information and concepts clearly, succinctly, and sensitively, both orally and in writing particularly when faced with challenging circumstances and a strong sense of professional boundaries and integrity

  • Demonstrate evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking, and analysis in their daily practice as a registered nurse

  • Deliver accountable and collaborative integrated palliative care that respects the culture and context of each client and their family, and community in accordance with policies and procedures, statutory responsibilities, and legislation

  • Demonstrated effective time management skill and ability to prioritize competing workloads within a complex environment

  • Capacity to escalate concerns and implement appropriate steps required

  • Provide emotional support for clients and families

  • Be flexible, with the ability to respond to changing requirements and timeliness

  • Demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment

  • Demonstrate the commitment to own personal and professional development

  • Display personal drive and integrity: You can exercise professional judgement and take personal responsibility for delivering quality outcomes while maintaining professional practice and behavior in a challenging and complex environment

  • Enthusiastically embrace the mission and values of the hospice

  • Supports strategic direction: You understand the organizational goals and recognize how your role contributes to quality improvements

  • Participate and contribute to a culture of continuous learning, training, and professional development, to ensure practice knowledge and skills are contemporary and evidence based

  • Draw on demonstrated provisional expertise in one or more disciplinary areas in order to undertake more complex and/or demanding workloads and/or provide training and support to less experienced nurses, student nurses, personal care assistant and volunteers

  • Demonstrated basic computer literacy (e.g., MS Word, email, online training)

How to Apply

Please send your application via email to the Director of Nursing, Eugenie Corbett at director@toowoombahospice.org.au  Closing Date: 21st December 2022

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