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Registered Nurse - Dementia/ Memory Support Unit

VMCH - Sunshine, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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  • Work close to home in a convenient Sunshine North location
  • Permanent Part time positions with $44 -$46 per hour plus Super
  • Generous Not for Profit Salary Packaging Benefits

VMCH are offering a unique opportunity to work in one of the Specialist Dementia Care units in Australia. You will be working with a very dynamic team and very closely with a small group of residents living with dementia (BPSD), their families and representatives to understand their stories and provide quality individualised nursing care and support This role is based at our new, purpose built Specialist Dementia Care Unit in Sunshine North. This small, 9-bed unit has been designed specifically for people living with dementia who are experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms and are unable to reside in mainstream residential care. About the role As the Registered Nurse you will responsible for meeting the direct care needs and preferences of our residents through a person centred approach to care. You will assess residents, develop nursing care plans and provide supervision and direction to the Personal Care Assistants to ensure that delegated care is provided safely and accurately. Working as part of a friendly team, your responsibilities will also include:

  • Maintaining the environment using Dementia and Montessori principles
  • Advocating for residents and practicing in a way that acknowledges their dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights
  • Participating in the implementation of Accreditation Standards to enhance resident choice and quality of living
  • Liaising with residents’ family to collect information or issues which impact the resident’s emotional or physical health and evaluating progress towards health outcomes
  • Developing positive professional working relationships with members of the team, local community, health professionals, residents and their representatives

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration
  • Previous experience in supporting people living with dementia or mental health conditions, and assessing Aged Care Residents and formulating Care and Behavioural Plans
  • Understanding of and ability to ensure compliance with residential Aged Care Standards, requirements and legislation
  • Strong behavioural management skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and compassionately
  • Commitment to work as part of a team and support other staff

BenefitsAs an employee of VMCH you will be provided with ongoing personal and professional development, career pathways opportunities, a positive and supportive workplace culture and excellent salary packaging benefits. About us VMCH are a Catholic not-for-profit organisation, providing services including affordable housing, residential aged care, retirement living, community and disability services and specialist education to 7,600 people across Victoria. We operate in over 50 locations, have 2,600+ employees and over 600 volunteers maintaining our 24/7 service to vulnerable people across Victoria. If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you! To work at VMCH, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, an Australian Criminal History Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check and Evidence of Flu Vaccination within last 12 months. You may also be required to supply an International Police Check. We do not accept unsolicited resumes, emails and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

Sunshine, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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