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Palliative Care Clinical Educator

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
Part-time Temporary
Closes: 06 May 2021

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $108,237 - $112,691 plus superannuation
Position No: 49502 - 01VLV
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 20 April 2021
Contact Officer: Fiona Cameron on fiona.j.cameron@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 7737

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position:
The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children provides holistic, evidence-based quality health care and advocacy for all children and adolescents in the ACT and surrounding areas. The service is child and family centred to ensure the successful delivery of health care.

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Paediatric Palliative Care Service (PPCS) is based at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and provides consultancy services directly to patients, primary care teams and communities of care within the patient’s local community, across the Australian Capital Territory and children living in regional Southern New South Wales. Paediatric palliative care is provided across antenatal, neonatal, paediatric and late adolescence.

The purpose of the PPCS is to provide holistic care and support to all patients with life limiting conditions and their families. This is achieved through the provision of competent and compassionate care in an appropriate setting for all children engaged with our service.

The ACT PPCS service will participate in a Paediatric Palliative Care National Education and Quality Improvement Project from July 2020 to July 2023. The project aim is to achieve service quality improvement through education in acute and community health settings. Education leads will be established in each participating jurisdiction throughout Australia. Queensland is the project lead and will also participate in the project activities along with the other states and territories. The Nursing educator role will be responsible for collaborating with other paediatric palliative care educators (i.e. nursing, medical and allied health) within the Queensland project team and with counterparts in other states participating in the project. Locally, collaboration with stakeholders from the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, The Canberra Hospital Palliative Care team, Clare Holland House Hospice, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network will be integral to the role.

The Nurse Educator is a Registered Nurse who is accountable at an advanced practice level for the design, implementation and assessment of nursing education programs incorporating adult learning principles, managing educational resources and providing paediatric nursing expertise related to educational issues within the Paediatric Palliative Care National Education and Quality Improvement Collaborative Project (PPCN EQIC). The Nurse Educator leads and supports a culture of development and enquiry which actively encourages and facilitates clinical, professional and organisational learning within a Supported Practice Framework.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Post-graduate qualifications in education or a relevant area.
Hold a current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of 10 months with the possibility of extension. This position is part-time at 8 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.

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This is a temporary position available for a period of 10 months with the possibility of extension. This position is part-time at 8 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.

Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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