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February

Registered Nurse Specialist Palliative Care

NSW Health - Broken Hill, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $64,377.92 - $90,394.15 per annum (base salary)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ211551
Location: (see link for local info)

What you'll be doing

The Palliative Care Registered Nurse will work as a member of the Specialist Community Palliative Care Team providing patient centred palliative care for people with advanced life limiting illnesses, their families and carers. The role will provide a combination of direct/shared/consultative care across settings, in liaison with other FWLHD palliative care health professionals, and is expected to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team including primary care, specialist services, community based services, inpatient, aged care and volunteers.

What We Can Offer You

Working for the Far West LHD may come with the following benefits:

  • 1 extra week of paid annual leave per year
  • Isolation & climate allowance
  • Heavily subsidised staff accommodation (subject to availability)
  • Generous salary sacrificing & packaging
  • Car leases & free parking at all facilities
  • Support through advanced education and training
About Broken Hill

Often referred to as an “Oasis in the Outback”, Broken Hill is a thriving regional town in far west NSW full of diversity, history and character. Being Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage Listed, Broken Hill is a culturally rich town with a vibrant art scene with over 20 galleries (more than pubs)! The unique attractions, festivals and beautiful natural landscapes see tourists flock from all over, but the ones who stay quickly fall in love with the place and its liveability.

With a population just shy of 20,000, Broken Hill is small enough to allow for a relaxed country lifestyle, while big enough to provide all the desired facilities of a regional hub including major supermarkets and retail stores, excellent schools (7 primary & 2 high), multiple gyms & aquatic centre, well-known fast food franchises and a plethora of trendy restaurants, pubs and cafés.

The beautiful Murray-Riverina region is just 2.5 hours from Broken Hill, and after a short, 5-hour drive you can enjoy the beautiful Barossa Valley – South Australia’s internationally acclaimed wine region. For a town so unique, it’s really not that far away with just a short 1hr15m flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or a 2hr30m flight from Sydney.

Broken Hill truly is a town like no other with a supportive community that will welcome you with open arms. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Selection Criteria * Current Authority to Practice as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with recent clinical experience relevant to the position and demonstrated understanding and practical application of palliative care pain and symptom management.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with Registered Nurse Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics for Nurses, and Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).
  • Demonstrated effective clinical communication through the use of information technology, written and verbal means; and sound interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people in a sensitive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of the multi-disciplinary care team; ability to prioritise and organise workload, and demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the challenges associated with rural and remote palliative care community nursing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, practice development and evidence-based practice.
  • Current Drivers licence and willingness to travel within the LHD.
About the Far West LHD

The is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

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For role related queries or questions contact Melissa Cumming on Melissa.Cumming@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 21/02/2021

NSW Health

Broken Hill, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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