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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Palliative Care

  • 493065
  • Greenwich, NSW, Australia, 2065
  • Health & Palliative Care
  • Nursing
  • Maximum Term Full Time
  • Closing on: May 22 2022


  • 2 Opportunities available  - Permanent - full time & 12 month maternity leave contract - full time
  • Located at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich NSW
  • HammondCare is a NSW Health affiliated organisation with continuity of entitlements


About the role

The Clinical Nurse Specialist works within the Mission and Mission in Action of HammondCare to provide expert clinical support of the activities of the Palliative Care Team. The CNS is an expert in palliative care with aged care assessment skills and knowledge. Additionally the CNS is to provide support of the educational and professional development of nursing groups, palliative care staff, patients, carers and their families. A core function of the role is to be a conduit for residents of aged care facilities or other hospitals transitioning to end of life care and establishing links with appropriate clinical services within HammondCare. The CNS is able to extend nursing practice by facilitating timely patient review and manage patients that present with palliative/end of life care needs.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Provide clinical leadership and promote HammondCare’s Mission and Mission in Action
  • Provide specialist clinical care in specialty service area
  • Participate in daily team discussions and manage allocated caseload

Key responsibilities

  • Demonstrates analytical skills in accessing and evaluating health information and research evidence and applies to improve patient care
  • Demonstrates professionalism in ability to adapt to rapidly changing scenarios
  • Actively participates in practice development / quality initiatives to improve patient care
  • Actively participates in policy review and/or development
  • Contributes to formal research relevant to speciality to maintain/build contemporary approach to nursing care that encourages creativity, critical thinking and reflective practice and leads to improved clinical practice
  • Involvement in clinical audits and develops education and support for staff to address audit findings
  • Demonstrates advanced professional conduct and patient advocacy
  • Leads / conducts structured patient education programs
  • Formulates plans of care for patients within the clinical speciality
  • Establishes effective communication with all members of the health care team that achieve appropriate, continuous and coordinated patient care
  • Facilitates, implements, monitors and evaluates care outcomes
  • Provides leadership as an expert clinician and positive role model in the clinical setting and in professional relationships

As HammondCare is a NSW Health affiliated organisation, all NSW Health transferrable entitlements will be recognised by HammondCare, in accordance with the Public Health System.

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All applications must address the individual selection criteria.
For any specific queries not answered by the information pack, please contact Ann-Marie Perry (Nurse Manager) at .

All short listed applicants for these positions will be asked to consent to a criminal record check, immunisation staff screening & vaccination compliance checks.

Closing Date: 22nd May 2022



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