Clinical Nurse Specialist – Palliative Care

Job Location: Shepparton & Goulburn Valley
Employer: Benalla Health
Part time

POSITION STATUS: Permanent, Part-time (0.8 EFT)


The team at Benalla Health are seeking a suitably qualified Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Palliative Care team on a part-time basis.

Benalla Health offers a working environment that encourages professional development and embraces the concept of work/life balance, whilst striving for excellence.


The Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is involved in the intake and prioritisation of referrals, providing a specialist assessment and working with the client and carer/family to develop a goal oriented care plan.

The CNS regularly reviews and evaluates client progress, identifying changes to client goals or preferences of care and ensures clients have access to specialist advice and support to manage their life threatening illness. The CNS works as a key worker within a multidisciplinary team environment which includes GP’s, specialist, medical consultancy services, district nursing, volunteers, loss and grief coordinator, allied health and community services.

The CNS in key worker role provides clients and carers with a contact point for all client care issues.


  • Substantial postgraduate Experience in Acute Nursing
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications or prepared to work towards and obtain same
  • Demonstrated community nursing experience
  • Experience in care coordination
  • Demonstrated skills in working with clients and families with a life threatening illness. Understanding of palliative approach.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in Health Behaviour Change, Chronic Disease self-management, client led Goal directed care planning, and person centred care
  • Demonstrated ability to use electronic communication, software systems and relevant hardware
  • Demonstrated well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate clear decision making processes
  • Possess knowledge of relevant legislation, including National Standards, Palliative Care National Standards Assessment program, and Strengthening Palliative Care Policy and Strategic directions.

The successful applicant upon appointment will undergo a National Police Records Check and will require a Working with Children’s Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role, please contact Kate Marshall – Operational Director – Continuum of Care on (03) 5761 4368.

Benalla Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to Child Safety. This includes establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.


Applications close at 11:59pm on Friday 24th of December 2021

Please submit your application including a cover letter, resume, Key Selection Criteria found in the position description.

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