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Clinical Nurse Consultant, Palliative Care Consultancy Service

Private Company - Vincent, QLD

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  • Part time permanent 45.6 hours per fortnight (including one weekend in 4) & 15.2 hours fixed term for 12 months
  • 7 day per week Palliative Care Consultancy Team in a busy acute hospital, Fitzroy
  • Friendly and supportive team environment

About the Company

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department

Palliative Care is the active total care of people whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Care is delivered by coordinated medical, nursing and allied health services that are provided, where possible, in the environment of the person's choice. Currently, inpatient palliative care is provided at St Vincent's Hospital on the Park in East Melbourne with 16 inpatient beds; a Palliative Care Consultancy Service; and aligned with the Centre for Palliative Care. There is a current redevelopment plan in place at Caritas Christi in Kew. This site is expected to reopen in August 2021. Caritas Christi will continue to foster and enhance expertise and developments in the provision of palliative care.

About the Role

The Clinical Nurse Consultant has responsibility to contribute to the smooth and efficient functioning of the Palliative Care Consultancy Service (PCCS) which is available to clinicians, patients and families within St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, St Vincent's Private Hospital, St George's Hospital and other affiliate organisations.

The Clinical Nurse Consultant will provide palliative care consultancy and advice, as well as providing a clinical lead to health professionals across the hospital network, and support of clinical projects. The Clinical Nurse Consultant will work closely with Palliative Care Medical Consultants and Lead Physician and is required to represent palliative care at relevant internal and external stakeholder meetings.

Classification for this position is ZJ4 (107,120 per annum pro rata)


  • Assessing and reviewing patients to ensure they are appropriate for palliative care services
  • Assessing patient care needs and family care needs
  • Liaising with community palliative care services
  • Assisting in facilitating transfers to inpatient palliative care
  • Educating and mentoring clinicians throughout SVHM, SVPH, St George's Hospital and its affiliates.
  • Promoting the role of the PCCS and maintaining a high profile, both internally and externally as appropriate
  • Responsible for coordination of administration, rostering, supervision and clinical activities including operation leadership of nursing within the Palliative Care Consultancy Service
  • Facilitate, lead and participate in meetings including Palliative Care Consultancy Service, Family Meetings and Multidisciplinary Team Meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree in general nursing and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency;
  • Minimum of two years full time equivalent, post-registration experience in palliative care nursing
  • Post graduate qualification in palliative care would be desired


  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Staff Car Park

Enquiries about the role can be directed to Jo on (03) 9231 1319.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory NDIS Worker Screening Check, conducted by the Worker Screening Unit, and National Police Check conducted by The Victoria Police.

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.