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Palliative Care CNS Jobs

Care For Family, Sydney, NSW
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Who are we looking for?

Full-time & Part-time/Casual Jobs Available

We are seeking dedicated and highly skilled Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) with expertise in palliative care services for our Palliative Care CNS jobs openings. You have a compassionate attitude, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to providing emotional and physical support to palliative care clients. Essential qualifications include a Certificate III/Certificate IV in Aged Care or Individual Supports, along with a Diploma in Health/Social Care. A minimum of 12 months of employment, including clinical placements, is required.

Job Description

As a Palliative Care CNS, you will play a crucial role in managing pain, monitoring patients' conditions, and improving their overall quality of life. You will collaborate with physicians, prepare patients for exams and treatments, and ensure the effective management of side effects and reactions. Your skills in critical thinking, risk assessment, communication, and leadership will be vital in providing comprehensive care. Working flexible hours, including casual, part-time and full-time options, will allow you to contribute to the community while maintaining an excellent work-life balance.

Who is Care For Family?

We are a values-based organisation that prides itself on our fantastic team, supportive working environment, and genuine care and compassion for our clients. As a part of our Palliative Care CNS team, you will gain more than just a job – you’ll have a vocation with heart and purpose, offering real support to the community.

Duties

  • Pain management
  • Charting patients’ condition
  • Communicating with physicians
  • Preparing patients for exams and treatment
  • Monitoring patients for side effects and reactions
  • Monitor skin integrity
  • Provide emotional and social support to patient and loved ones
  • Improve patients’ quality of life

Essential Skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Understanding patients’ nutritional requirements
  • Risk assessment and prevention
  • Excellent communication and listening
  • Clear and precise writing
  • Teamwork
  • Shows leadership
  • Strong organisation and time management
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Having a positive attitude
  • Being aware of realistic goals and limitations
  • Understanding each individual's needs
  • Consistent and ability to follow through
  • Professional
  • Having a passion for caring for the elderly
  • Energetic
  • Compassion and the ability to empathise with patients
  • An interest in patient health

Essential Qualifications

  • Certificate III/Certificate IV in Aged Care or Individual Supports
  • Diploma in Health/Social Care

Desirable Skills & Qualifications

  • Unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence

Experience

  • Minimum of 12 months employment, including clinical placements.
  • Having a positive attitude and empathetic nature.
  • Being aware of realistic goals and limitations – making sure you understand each person and their strengths, needs, goals, and support needs.
  • Consistency and ability to follow through.
  • Professional – human, friendly, but not needy or dependent.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills by not only verbalising communication but by being attentive to what clients have to say too.

Location

  • Sydney
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Northern Beaches
  • Inner West
  • Greater Sydney area

Hours / Working Pattern

  • Flexible working hours
  • 2-24 hours/day
  • Part-time, casual or full-time hours

Salary / Pay

  • We generally offer higher rates of pay than all other care providers in and around Sydney
  • Pro-rated amount
  • Bonuses available

Mandatory Checks and Licenses

  • National Criminal History check
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Two professional references
  • Right to work in Australia

Additional Checks and Licenses

  • Working With Children Check
  • NSW Drivers Licence
  • Third Party Car Insurance

Our Recruitment Process

Are you looking for a rewarding career in palliative care? Look no further! At Care For Family, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care. Our unique recruitment process ensures that we handpick the most compassionate and dedicated carers for the families we support. From the initial application form to starting work, we prioritise a seamless experience. Our team conducts thorough interviews to assess the skills and suitability of each candidate, guaranteeing their ability to provide exceptional care. Once selected, our carers are meticulously rostered, ensuring they are available when they are needed most. With Care For Family, our clients and team members can trust that they are in capable hands. Join our team today and make a difference in the lives of individuals with palliative care needs. Apply now and experience the Care For Family difference.
1

Application Form

Complete our application form and we will inform you of your eligibility for an interview.
2

Interview

If we believe that you have the potential to join our dedicated team of carers we will schedule an interview with you.
3

Get Rostered

From part-time to full-time hours, we can usually offer flexible hours to suit your availability.
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Start Working

You’re now part of the Care For Family team, caring for our clients that we are dedicatied to supporting.