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Registered Nurse - South Queensland

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Full time position

About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

The purpose of the Registered Nurse is to provide medical knowledge and skills to the support of Children, Young People and their Carers in an Out of Home Care (Foster Care and Residential/SIL) environment as part of a multidisciplinary team.

This position is being offered on a permanent, full time and can be based at any of the following QLD offices: Maroochydore, Milton, Shailer Park, Robina, Ipswich or Toowoomba.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to travel to other locations across QLD as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Carers, Case Managers and other LWB staff on a range of health conditions experienced by children and young people in Out of Home Care to inform their case planning processes, including attending and contributing to their Case Conferences.
  • Where indicated, develop plans to assist Carers understand and manage a range of health conditions. Complex Health Care Plans, Epilepsy Management Plans and Infection Control Plans are examples of what may be required.
  • Liaise with other medical and allied health professionals to enhance the well-being of children and young people in Out of Home Care.
  • For children and young people with serious health conditions that may affect their life expectancy, liaise with the appropriate medical specialists, palliative services and key stakeholders in the young person’s life to ensure that treatments and end of life planning processes are in place.
  • Provide suitable training in a range of relevant health related topics to Carers and LWB Staff to enhance their understanding and skills in meeting the health needs of children and young people they support.

 Skills & Experience

  • Recognised Degree Qualification in Nursing and current Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse.
  • Current Drivers licence
  • Significant experience working with children and young people with complex behavioural and medical needs
  • Current knowledge and demonstrated experience of clinical practice in the area of health planning.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role). 

Benefits 

  • Competitive base salary
  • Tool of Trade Vehicle – fully maintained by LWB
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Salary packaging tax benefits, Meal & Entertainment benefit, novated leasing
  • Travel club membership, discounted health insurance & discounted vehicle servicing to mention a few
  • Mobile phone and laptop

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Zina at zina.campbell@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Registered Nurse - South Queensland enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. If you are successful, we may discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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