Position Details
Reference Number 35658
Position Title Registered Nurse - Community Nursing
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the role

Seeking experienced Registered Nurses to work in the Community Nursing Service.

The Health Independence Program (HIP) Community Services Team is a mulitdisciplinary team that delivers care in the community (including residential aged care facilities) to support patients to return or remain at home following a change in health or functional ability.  Services are short term and goal focussed.

  • Permanent Part Time, Multiple Positions Available, 7 day rotating roster  
  • Supportive team, opportunities for growth and development
  • Based at Sunshine, providing care in patient homes, clinics, residential aged care facilities


  • Assess the patient needs, including the identification of ‘at risk’ patients and record with appropriate and accurate documentation in the patients history and care plan and implement patient specific risk minimisation strategies
  • Recognise changes in patients’ condition and take necessary action(s) and document the variation in the patients’ history and care plan such as urgent medical review
  • Effectively develop discharge plans that reflect the needs of patients and their significant others and demonstrates an understanding of the role of community providers
  • Provide technical nursing care and patient education/coaching
  • Coordinate and liaise with community agencies and networks to ensure continuity of care

Essential criteria

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing qualification or equivalent
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia
  • Minimum of three year’s full-time or equivalent experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Experience as Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist or shift management highly desirable.
  • Possess excellent clinical skills
  • Effective organisational skills, with respect to time management and delegation
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team
  • Demonstrated evidence of undertaking professional development activities to maintain and enhance nursing expertise
  • A commitment to high quality, safe and person centred patient care
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Lara Kayiwa
Contact Number 0435962476
Contact Email lara.kayiwa@wh.org.au
Closing Date 29/01/2020
Position Description Community Nurse Grade 3B.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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