Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Full Time / Part Time
The Palliative Care Service provides a predominantly consultative service to patients of Alfred Health. Team members include consultant medical staff, palliative care nurse coordinators, junior medical staff and a Grief Counsellor as well as administrative support. We provide advice on pain and other symptom management, facilitate discharge planning and assist units with complex decision-making, particularly relating to end-of-life care. Referrals are received from Alfred Health campuses.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding palliative care consultancy service at Alfred Health.
As a Grade 4 CNC you will work across all Alfred Health campuses to provide palliative care expertise for both inpatients and outpatients. You will utilise your excellent communication skills, proficiency at carrying out a comprehensive assessment and ability to work with a variety of teams to deliver optimal patient outcomes, concentrating on complex care and decision making to improve the transition from acute to end of life care.
You will have:
Proven capacity to work independently as well as within a team setting
Strong capacity to influence and support change and a patient centred culture of service delivery
Excellent communication skills
The enthusiasm and motivation to educate staff
Clinical expertise to provide day to day service delivery whilst exploring new ways of working across the clinical teams, including advance care planning and early intervention for end of life care planning in chronic illness
Recent palliative care experience, preferably acute hospital setting required.
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You will be well supported and mentored by members of the nursing management and leadership team.
Dr Michelle Gold – Head of Unit Palliative Care ph: (03) 9076 6909
Gael Wilder Nurse Manager ph: 0447 032 131
Applications close Thursday, 14th February 2019 at 11pm
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.