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Reference Number 11862
Position Title Registered Nurse
Employment Type Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Casual
Department Hummingbird House
Location Hummingbird House K-ESS
Classification BC/WMB Nursing Employees Enterprise Agreement 2013 - QNU Registered Nurse Level 1
Hours per Fortnight 75
Position Summary

Registered Nurses


Hummingbird House, Queensland's only children's hospice, operates as a medically supported 'home away from home' for children affected by a life limiting condition, and their families. The stand alone purpose built facility offers 8 guest in care suites, 5 family accommodation units and a unique 'care after death' suite.Underpinned by the notion of creating a 'warm embrace' for children and their families, the multidisciplinary team provides 24/7 scheduled and emergency specialist care short break stays; pain and symptom management; care at the end of life; care after death. With strong connections locally, nationally and internationally with specialist paediatric palliative care services, Hummingbird House is an integrated community based service delivering flexible child and family centred care. To find out more visit


Role Accountabilities:

Align one's workplace behaviour in accordance with the Principles, Values and Mission of the organisation.



  1. Apply clinical decision making and practice at a level that reflects skill and competencies.
  2. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans to meet the diverse and individual needs of children and families, reporting these back to the Care Team, Medical and Referral Panel as appropriate.
  3. Manage own workload and that of others by ensuring appropriate delegation of skills and capability.
  4. Participate in the induction and supervision of personal care workers, students and volunteers.
  5. Demonstrated self awareness and recognition of professional boundaries in clinical nursing practice.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including written and oral skills.


Service Development

  1. Follow processes to ensure the requirements of policy, accreditation and palliative care national standards are delivered and met.
  2. To make an active contribution to the on-going development of Hummingbird House.


Associated Professional Responsibilities

  1. Participate in clinical audit and evaluation of ways of work process and service effectiveness.
  2. Participate in supervision sessions and appraisals.
  3. Utilises reflective critical thinking.


Applications must address the 'Qualifications, Knowledge and Requirement' for this role (contained within the attached position description) and are to be submitted online at by 4pm of the closing date. 

Why work with Wesley Mission Queensland

Working alongside people who love what they do
Salary Packaging
Product Discounts
Travel Discounts
Access to discounted holiday units
Employee Assistance Program

Wesley Mission Queensland's Vision is a compassionate, just and inclusive society for all.  We are committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity.  We are a preferred employer for older workers.  Successful applicants are expected to abide by the WMQ Code of Conduct.  Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicant.  To view our Privacy Policy, please click here.  Salary Packaging is available to permanent Staff to potentially enhance remuneration.

Essential Requirements Essential: Must have a current Drivers licence and willingness to drive in the course of work.
Essential: Current AHPRA Nursing Registration
Essential: Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of autonomy and independence, with an ability to make appropriate high level clinical and leadership decisions within the scope of the role
Essential: Tertiary experience in a related field such as palliative care, learning disability or paediatric nursing
Essential: Evidence of the ability to build professional and therapeutic relationships and to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and with other service providers
Essential: Demonstrated experience working with a paediatric and/or palliative care population.
Essential: Applied knowledge of person centred and family focused nursing.
Essential: Three years post registration experience with tertiary experience in a related field such as palliative care or paediatric nursing will be highly regarded.
Essential: Commitment to professional development and willingness to undertake further training and education relevant to role
Contact Person Kelly Oldham
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Closing Date 03/04/2020
Position Description
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Application Guide View Guide
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.