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Registered Nurse

Apply now Job no: 493474
Work type: Part - Time (T&A)
Location: Northern Melbourne
Categories: Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse (Division 1)

Care Across the Respiratory Continuum (CARC)

Nursing Program

Division:  Residential and Respite Support Services                
Location:  335 Clarendon Street, Thornbury                           
Type:   Registered Nurse - Level 2, Grade 3                                 
Job reference:          
Applications close:  Friday 10 January, 2020       

About Us

At Yooralla, we believe that exceptional customer service starts with employees who love what they do.  Our people are committed to supporting people with disabilities to live the life they choose and obtaining the best possible outcomes for our customers. We have played an active role in improving public awareness and progressing the nature of disability support in Australia for 100 years.

About the Role

The Ventilator Accommodation Support Service (VASS) is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere offering permanent and respite accommodation to people who are dependent on mechanical ventilation or have high respiratory supports within a social model of care. The residents of our services enjoy an active, fun and engaging lifestyle that is supported by likeminded individuals.

VASS and The Northern Hospital have partnered to provide a unique opportunity for Registered Nurses to gain valuable experience and skill development across the respiratory continuum from acute to the community setting. Successful applicants will have the support of a dedicated Nurse Educator and be required to commit to a minimum of 0.4 FTE across a 24 hour fixed roster.

The Registered Nurse at VASS is professionally responsible for providing clinical leadership and specialist direct nursing care in a way that reflects the customer’s individual needs and is delivered in a respectful and dignified manner. The Registered Nurse works collaboratively with residents and a team of Disability Support Workers trained in delivery of community based ventilation and respiratory supports. 

Positions within this service present an opportunity for motivated individuals to gain experience in disability and develop a unique range of skills in respiratory and ventilation supports. If you are passionate about disability work and would like to take the next step in your career, we would like to hear from you.

About You:

  • To be successful in this role, you will need:


    • Enrolled in the Northern Hospital STEP Program.
    • Bachelor of Nursing or recognized equivalent
    • Minimum 12 months RN experience
    • Strong leadership and clinical assessment skills
    • Current Division 1 Nursing Registration Certificate
    • Current ALS or BLS Certification
    • Extensive post-basic clinical nursing experience
    • Experience with delivery of respiratory or ventilator support is strongly preferred
    • Current National Police Record Check
    • International Police Check (if required)
    • Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) check

Working with Yooralla

We employ individuals dedicated to providing quality, sustainable and flexible services, that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering individuals to live the life they choose. Yooralla has a long history of working to build a world where people with disability are equal citizens.

We offer

  • Extensive training in respiratory health including training in managing sub-acute ventilated residents.
  • Free parking.
  • Work in a peaceful environment with walking/bike path nearby.
  • Attractive Salary Packaging.
  • Supportive team environment

    For further information please contact the VASS Manager Kristy McMurray on 03 9480 8101

    Please visit our website to access a copy of the position description and to apply for this vacancy.

     We believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a disability to apply.

     Appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre-employment safety screening such as Police Records Check, Inherent Position Requirements Employee Declaration, Working with Children Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks, Disqualified Carer Check and AHPRA Registration Check. This role is only available to Australian Residents or to those who hold the right to work in Australia. We are committed to child safe standards and Yooralla is an equal opportunity employer.

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