- Job posted on: 7th May 2021
- Applications close:
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. Leading the shift with our staff/patient ratio of 1:2, allows the unique opportunity for high quality care and a rewarding experience.
To be part of our team, you will be a Senior Registered Nurse with at least 4 + 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. Ideally you will bring demonstrated experience with nasogastric tubes, tracheostomy care, gastrostomy care and seizures, ventilators and preferably CVAD. In addition, post graduate qualifications/working towards/or preparedness to work towards same, in palliative care or related field is highly 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 attached below.