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(07) 3105 7800
Turrbal and Jagera Country
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Highly respected service
Gold standard palliative care provider
Job Type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time(Minimum 48 hrs and up to 64 hrs per fortnight)
After Hours Requirements: Yes (On call component 1 per fortnight, Some weekend work once per month)
Little Haven Palliative Care is a specialist community based palliative care service operating in the Sunshine Coast area of Queensland. The service seeks to improve the ability of our community to support people facing terminal illness, grief and bereavement. It includes a specialist home care team that offers support to individuals facing terminal illness and their families supporting people’s choice to die in their own home with their loved ones around them and optimising quality of life. It also includes bereavement support and enhancing community capacity through education about palliative care, death, and dying, and loss and grief. The position of Registered Nurse / Clinical Nurse is based in the Little Haven Palliative Care office. The office is conducive to a relaxed, informal working environment for staff and volunteers. Little Haven is committed to creating a supportive, inclusive and participative working environment for staff.
Provision of palliative care and cancer support services, including nursing, counselling and support to palliative care clients and their families and carers, within the home of the client, or local hospitals and nursing homes. Assess client care needs, make decisions on clinical palliative care in the home, and in conjunction with the team, coordinate client care, refer and liaise with GP, medical specialists, support services according to the policies set down by Community Health and Community Health Nursing Services. Identify, limit, and report any safety and security risks, manual handling risks associated with care provided in the community and the clients home. Abide by the OH&S policies of SLHD, Community Health and Community Health Nursing. Ensure all activities and functions associated with the role address specific requirements identified in the Quality Policy and Quality Objectives. Participation in the development and delivery of an education program for volunteers, staff, palliative care clients and their families. Liaison with all other service providers within the scope of cancer, terminal and palliative care, in order to provide quality accessible care for all members of the community requiring such services. Such providers include relaxation and complementary therapy practitioners, Community Health, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, occupational and physio therapists. Utilisation of computer-based technology to maintain client database utilising the PalCare System.
Qualifications & Experience:
Registered Nurse with 4 + years palliative care and / or community nursing experience.
All award conditions
Allowances as per Registered Nurse
2020 Award Flexible roster
Gympie is a region of contrasts. With beautiful beaches, unspoiled coastlines, majestic hinterlands, lush rolling hills and stunning nature all around us, this is a region to be proud of. To the east we have the Cooloola Coast. This is home to Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay and the 4WD gateway to K’Gari (Fraser Island). To the west are our pioneering towns of Kilkivan and Goomeri. And to the south, the lush rural communities of Mary Valley, home to a variety of fresh local produce. In the middle is our city, the heritage town of Gympie. What connects us is our pioneering spirit and deep love of the region and the pride we take in sharing it with you. We cover an area of 6,898 sq. km. The estimated population of the area is almost 50,000 with predicted growth of up to 60,600 people by 2036.
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Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.