Clinical Talent Pool - Registered Nurses (Palliative Care)

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As a registered nurse you will deliver specialist Palliative Care Services to meet the needs of patients with complex or resource intensive needs. This will involve providing support, leadership education and expert advice to patients, their families and members of the team to ensure provision of best practice and quality patient care.

The Palliative Care Service provides the following services:

  • Inpatient care for management of complex symptoms and provision of end-of-life care
  • Outpatient clinics (ground floor, oncology clinics)
  • Outreach medical, social work and allied health services and contracted domiciliary nursing services to patients in the community
  • 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


  • Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent) + current AHPRA registration.
  • Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster, including weekends, public holidays and shift work.
  • Highly Desirable: Recent experience working within a Palliative Care Service or with Palliative Care patients.

About the employer
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service includes 18 hospital and community campuses and 2 aged care facilities; it covers an area roughly two and a half times the size of France and provides complex, high level services to more than 600,000 residents across a wide range of specialities.

The main hospital (TUH) facility is a state-of-the-art tertiary referral hospital (the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland) and is the major teaching hospital for the James Cook University's schools of medicine, nursing and allied health and for the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. Referrals are from across North Queensland, as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria and even overseas from Papua New Guinea.   

Our organisation is proactive and committed to delivering excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient's lifespan. If you are dynamic, innovative and prepared to help advance healthcare in the tropics, then the Townsville HHS could be the right fit for you. Join us today and enjoy generous employment benefits, a rewarding career and development opportunities.

About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and the perfect laid-back tropical/coastal lifestyle Townsville offers stunning natural attractions without sacrificing the benefits of a metropolitan city.  No matter your lifestyle‚Ķ Townsville offers families, couples and individuals a place to call home.

Other information - Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)

  • Roles that have a direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps are required to be immunised for Hepatitis B.
  • Roles that have contact that would allow acquisition and/or transmission of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis, and have face to face contact with patients and/or work in a clinical area require evidence of immunisation of the aforementioned diseases.

Please no unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.

26 July 2020
Location: Australia Queensland Townsville region
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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