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Reference Number 37815
Position Title Registered Nurse (Acute Care)
Employment Type Casual
Entity Sunshine Coast
Location Sunshine Coast Hospital in the Home
Enterprise agreement Nursing Employees - Registered Nurse Level 1
Roles Available 1
Position Summary

Employment Status: 

Location: Sunshine Coast

Remuneration Value: $30.81 - $39.12 per hour (FTE=$60,880 - 77, 301) + 9.5% Super + Salary Packaging + Employee Benefits + Access to Pool Car 



An exciting collaboration between Buderim Hostpial and Blue Care allows you to support patients through their post-acute recovery in the comfort of their own homes.


Blue Care is actively seeking applications from experienced and passionate Registered Nurses to join our Sunshine Coast Hospital in the Home Team.


The current opportunity would suit Registered Nurses with proven PICC maintenance and Wound VAC experience looking to restore their work life balance in a self-managed role.


Your role:

As part of a newly created Hospital in the Home initiative, we’re seeking highly qualified Registered Nurses to assist patients with their recovery through post-acute clinical care.


Now, more than ever, it is of upmost importance that patients get the best support post op, returning to home and focusing on their recovery. Working closely with the hospital medical team, you will support early patient discharge by assisting with the development and delivery of care plans to meet our patient’s needs.


As a Registered Nurse providing acute care, you’ll provide person-centred health care to our clients within their homes. The acute care service will be offered 7 days a week primarily between 8:00am and 8:00pm with after-hours organised on a rotational basis.


This position will have an after-hours on-call support requirement.


You’ll ensure a safe environment and apply best clinical practice to enhance and maintain the quality of our client’s lifestyle during their transition from an inpatient to an outpatient setting.



Your duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Clinical assessments, monitoring and updating care plans
  • IV therapy, cannulation, venepuncture, PICC, CVAD maintenance and complex wound care
  • Continence management, medication management & titration, & chronic disease management


You’ll work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, supporting one another to deliver outcomes and identifying opportunities for improvements centred on client’s health and wellness within their home. With no two days ever the same, you’ll spend the majority of your day on the road, completing your scheduled community visits, interacting one on one with clients and their loved ones!



We’ll look after you too:

As the largest not-for-profit provider of Hospital, Family, Aged and Community Services in Queensland, UnitingCare delivers services in over 400 locations - offering the opportunity to advance your career from Coomera to Katherine and almost everywhere in between. We offer:

  • Charity salary packaging to pay benefits and living expenses from pre-income tax
  • Flexible work arrangements, where we emphasise a work-life balance
  • Access to financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Learning and development to support you in your role


With our family including The Wesley Hospital, Lifeline and Blue Care, we’re an organisation committed to service, offering our people a values-based culture and benefits.



Ready to work together? To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.


You’ll demonstrate:

You’ll be an experienced nurse who is driven to make a change in the lives of our elderly clients through enabling their independence and well-being. You’ll be confident working autonomously within a community care based setting and demonstrate:


  • Current unconditional (Division 1) nursing registration with AHPRA
  • Recent experience delivering acute nursing care services
  • An ability to apply mobile information technology devices in the delivery of care
  • Basic life support certification and a current driver’s license
  • Evidence of vaccination (or proof of non-susceptibility) to vaccine preventable diseases
  • Valid open Australian drivers licence


Our process includes undergoing a Federal Police check and some positions will require you to complete an online medical assessment. We pay for both of these and it’s an easy process. You also need full working rights for Australia.


Supporting our clients in the best way possible is important to us. To be employed by Blue Care, you will be required to complete the NDIS Worker Module prior to commencement and provide a copy of your certificate of completion. 

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.


Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have full Australian working entitlements as an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR New Zealand Citizen?
Essential: If you don’t have full working entitlements, do you have a current working Visa? Please list your visa, for example: Bridging Visa, Regional Sponsorship Visa etc.
Essential: Do you hold a current Nurse Licence and Registration Certificate to practice in the State where employed? i.e. AHPRA registration
Essential: Do you have broad general nursing experience and demonstrated skills reflective of clinical experience?
Contact Person Kirsty O'Sullivan
Contact Number 32534657
Closing Date 04/12/2020
Position Description Registered Nurse (Integrated).doc
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