Palliative Care RN wanted for the Broken Hill team

Palliative Care RN wanted for the Broken Hill team

Palliative Care RN wanted for the Broken Hill team

  • by Kate Bowman
  • October 8, 2018

Far West LHD has a position vacant for a Palliative Care Registered Nurse within the Specialist Community Palliative Care Team to help provide 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.

Skills and Knowledge

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of the multi-disciplinary care team; ability to prioritise and organise workload, and demonstrated leadership qualities.
  5. A demonstrated understanding of the challenges associated with rural and remote palliative care community nursing.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, practice development and evidence-based practice.
  7. Current Drivers licence and willingness to travel within the LHD.

Click here for more information (opens in Seek).
For role related queries or questions contact Melissa Cumming on Melissa.Cumming@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 22/10/2018

The Far West Local Health District makes up the western-most District in NSW, sharing its borders with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Far West LHD provides primary care to an estimated resident population of 30,099, employing over 800 staff across 10 facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.

To promote our vision of “excellence in rural and remote health”, Far West LHD upholds its CORE values of Collaboration, Openness Respect, and Empowerment.
Are you up for living and working in the beautiful and rural NSW Outback, devoid of traffic and commuting? Check us out at http://bit.ly/fwlhdcareers. You can also find us on Facebook.

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