Enrolled Nurse (Palliative Care)



The Townsville Palliative Care Service provides care to people living with a life-limiting illness across North Queensland. The purpose-built facility, located on Townsville University Hospital campus, is a level 5/6 specialist service. The facility comprises inpatient beds, offices for outreach services, and research and educational facilities.

The service provides holistic care with dedicated medical, nursing, social work and allied health staff. Services include: Inpatient care for management of complex symptoms and provision of end-of-life care Outpatient clinics Consultation services to Townsville University Hospital and primary care providers in the region Counselling and support for patients, relatives and staff dealing with the complex issues that arise at the end of life Educational programs for health workers from across North Queensland and students from James Cook University Generous remuneration package value up to $63,802 p.a.

comprising salary range of $52,532 to $55,754 p.a. (Nurse Grade 3), 17.

5% leave loading, 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

We are seeking candidates with the following: Diploma of Nursing or equivalent and current AHPRA registration. Highly Desirable: Palliative Care Nursing experience, a post graduate qualification or working towards one. Shift Workers: Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster.

Why make the change? Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (over 320 days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville; a vibrant, dynamic city and the largest regional centre in Northern Australia allows easy access to The Strand and Magnetic Island. Plus, the city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife.Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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28 May 2020


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