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Registered Nurse

Very Special Kids
  • Part Time Position – 4 shifts per week
  • Rewarding paediatric nursing role in Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice

Very Special Kids provides holistic care for Victorian families facing the potential death of a child with a life limiting condition. We provide; counselling and emotional support for the whole family, medically-supported respite care and end of life care and long-term bereavement support. Our free-of-charge services help more than 850 families across Victoria, with ongoing support, from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to bereavement or the child joining adult services.

Our eight bed children's hospice offers planned respite and emergency respite as well as end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions. Most children who come to stay have complex medical and care needs. Our staff/patient ratio of 1:2, allows the unique opportunity for high quality care and a rewarding experience.

In 2021 we are embarking on our single biggest service improvement project; a hospice rebuild to deliver a new world class centre and ensure the highest level of internationally led best practice care can be delivered. During the time of the build we will be temporarily based in Monash Children’s Hospital.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for:

  • Ensuring all clinical nursing practice and delivery of care of the shift is consistent with VSK and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Standards, NSQHS Standards and accepts responsibility for professional activities that support service delivery and the professional development of self and others.
  • Providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice to facilitate optimal care; performing self-assessment of scope of practice and competence related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Provision of high quality care to the children and families accessing Very Special Kids Hospice is demonstrated.
  • Works effectively as a hands on part of a skilled, creative, professional and compassionate team.

To be part of our team, you will be a Registered Nurse with at least 2 + years post graduation Registered Nursing experience. You will have a passion for providing holistic, family centred care and experience working with children, families and volunteers within a health setting is desirable.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including a supportive team, unique beautiful setting conveniently located to shops, parking and transport in Malvern, salary packaging, health & wellbeing initiatives and targeted individual development plans. Note, the role will be based at Monash Children’s Hospital during the rebuild of the Hospice due to commence in August 2021 for the period of the rebuild project.

At Very Special Kids, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, Aboriginal Australians and varied cultural backgrounds. If this sounds like you, please take a look at the position description on our website www.vsk.org.au.

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