Clinical Nurse Specialist

Mercy HealthAlbury

Location:Albury
Job Type:Contract/Temp
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ABOUT THE ROLE:

As a member of our Palliative Care team, you will be responsible for providing specialist care to our palliative patients/clients. Our aim is to maximise quality of life by ensuring highest standard symptom management and support, within a cohesive and multidisciplinary team. Opportunities exist for professional development and specialised Palliative Care learning.

  • Part time Fixed Contract, Palliative Care Community Program
  • 64hrs per fortnight until 19/01/2020 (MAT leave cover)
  • Provide person-centred palliative care to terminally ill patients in the community, and support their families.
  • Provide leadership and clinical support to junior staff members.
  • Act as a role model and practice within the core values of Mercy Health and Aged Care.

ABOUT YOU:

  • Current Registered Nurse National Registration (AHPRA) with post graduate qualifications in Palliative care; or a minimum of three (3) years full time equivalent post registration experience in palliative care.
  • Evidence of current NSW driver’s license or equivalent from other Australian State, and ability and willingness to travel for work purposes. This may involve long distances; and current immunisation of diseases as listed in the current NSW Health Policy Directive. This is a Category A Position.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in case management, including care coordination for people living with a life limiting illness, using advanced clinical skills in patient/client assessment and care planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the provision and development of clinical practice by utilisation of evidence based research with demonstrated understanding of current NSW Ministry of Health policies and National and State Standards related to Palliative Care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with an emphasis on service delivery and quality of care; and ability to utilise information technology systems within a variety of applications.

ABOUT US:

Mercy Health Albury is a 50-bed publicly funded subacute hospital in southern New South Wales offering a range of services including aged care assessment, day therapy programs, allied health, healthy ageing, geriatric evaluation management and palliative care.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 9000 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Values driven culture
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be
  • Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance
  • Fully funded childcare referral service

To find out more about these exciting initiatives, please visit Mercy Health Careers homepage (http://careers.mercy.com.au/)

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

To apply and/or to view the position description, please click “Apply”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Enquiries to: Faye Cruz, Nurse Unit Manager Palliative Care on 02 6042 1457 or fcruz@mercy.com.au

Quote Ref No: MHA 01

Applications Close: Sunday, 31 March 2019