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Health Assistant (Nursing) - Night Duty - New Aged Care Facility

St Vincent's Health Australia - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Full Job Description
Heath Assistant (Nursing) Night Duty | Berengarra, our new Aged Care Facility

Join the team at our new facility, Berengarra located in Kew

Permanent full time and part time positions available

Work a rotating 7 day week night duty roster from 9.30pm - 07.30am

About the Company

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service, which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department

Berengarra, a new multi storey 90 bed state of the art residential aged care facility comprises 60 mainstream and 30 Aged Persons’ Mental Health (APMH) beds designed to deliver contemporary best practice person centred care. Berengarra compliments a suite of existing St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne’s residential facilities: Auburn House & Riverside House (each facility with 30 APMH beds); Cambridge House (30 bed mainstream facility); and Prague House (45 bed facility for people with a history of homelessness).

The care model for Berengarra is that of person centred care, which has at its core the responsibility to ensure and facilitate personal choice in every aspect of life. We provide an environment that eliminates institutional elements to the greatest extent and supports care designed in consultation with each person.

About the Role

As a Health Assistant (Nursing), you will work under the direction of the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) or equivalent, as an assistant and support person to the Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses to provide delegated aspects of resident care. Within this role, the elements of direct and non-direct resident care will be delegated in accordance with the professional judgement of the supervising Registered Nurse, and in accordance with the level of achieved educational preparation and assessed competence of each Health Assistant (Nursing). The Registered Nurse remains accountable for all elements of delegated care.

The standard shift times for this night duty position are between 21.30pm (9.30pm) and 7.30am . The successful candidate will be required to work a rotating 7 day night duty roster (Monday - Sunday). You may be required to work different nights within a fortnight, as per the department’s operational requirements.

About You

You are a genuine and empathetic person who has a strong focus on providing the high-quality care that the community of residents at Berengarra deserve. You have a passion to positively impact on people’s lives, providing assistance and support with services in line with our resident’s needs, abilities and choices. You will have an approach that empowers our residents to be independent and have a quality of life whilst in our care. You will be a part of a dedicated, dynamic and forward thinking team that comes together for a common goal, the care of our residents.

Classification for this position PW11 ($49,431 base salary per annum).


Contribute to positive resident outcomes by ensuring all elements of delegated work are completed accurately and in accordance with St Vincent’s policies and procedures

Participate in delegated aspects of resident care including but not limited to:

Assistance with personal care and hygiene

Assistance with nutritional needs

Assistance with positioning, transfers and mobility

Assistance with elimination needs

Ensure residents privacy and dignity are maintained at all times

Communicate effectively with residents, families and the wider team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Certificate III Health Assistant (Nursing), or other relevant Certificate or satisfactory completion of first year of study in a health related degree

Ability to follow instructions and work as part of a wider team

Good interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills including an ability to communicate effectively with other staff, residents and families

Commitment to a professional work ethic

Commitment to ongoing professional development

Permanent residency status within Australia

A personal approach which is positive, enthusiastic, friendly and helpful

Experience in a healthcare setting is highly desirable


Being a part of a collaborative and passionate team

Salary packaging (increase your take home pay)

Employee Assistance Program

Staff Car Park

Comprehensive orientation

Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities


Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Please attach a copy of your Certificate III Health Assistant (Nursing) or transcript of completed first year of study

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police, as well as a current NDIS Workers Screening Check.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:Review the following documents:
Position Description

Contact Details:
Margaret Curtis | Director of Nursing Residential Services Facility manager - Berengarra T: 9231 8765 margaret.curtis@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:
Closing Date:
19 May 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:
At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit https ://www.svha.org.au/about-us/reconciliation or get in contact at indigenouscareers@svha.org.au

View Reconciliation Action Plan

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Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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