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Current vacancies:

Chief Medical Officer

  • Not for profit sector, Malvern location
  • 3.5-7 hours per week, part time position
  • Bring your medical leadership to a unique service

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services.  Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

Our eight bed children’s hospice offers planned respite and emergency respite as well as end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions. Most children who come to stay have complex medical and care needs.

We are looking for a Chief Medical Officer to provide medical leadership and support the Hospice clinical team providing palliative care, ensuring quality clinical practice and compliance with the NSQHS standards.

To be a success you will bring:

  • 5 + years’ experience in palliative care
  • Qualification as a physician (FRACP and FAChPM or equivalent)
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical Executive Leadership
  • Experience in paediatric hospice care would be highly desirable

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, flexible working, a health and wellbeing program and the opportunity to connect with a very special cause.

At Very Special Kids, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, Aboriginal Australians and varied cultural backgrounds.  If this sounds like you, please take a look at the position description here.

Please apply in writing by the closing date of Friday 29th June addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager via jobs@vsk.org.au  or call 9804 6239 for an initial discussion.

 Very Special Kids is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all staff to have Working with Children and Police Record Checks.

Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

  • Permanent part time position available with Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice
  • Flexible Hours circa 8 per week
  • Lead and assist with NSQHSS Standard 3 re-accreditation

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services.  Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

Our eight bed children’s hospice offers planned respite and emergency respite as well as end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions. Most children who come to stay have complex medical and care needs.

This position will oversee and provide guidance in ensuring the best practice of Infection Control is delivered to a high standard at all times.  You will manage and develop the existing infection control processes, procedures, auditing and other requirements in accordance with relevant NSQHSS legislation and HICMA guidelines.  Duties will include:

  • Be the main point of contact for any advice, guidance and carry out required risk assessments when needed
  • Preparation of reports, audits, statistics and recommendations on observations and best practice
  • Strategic planning on improvement methods
  • Be the Lead on the Standard 3 NSQHSS accreditation committee in 2018 and be a part of the Accreditation Committee

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced clinical registered nurse and bring a depth of experience working within an Infection Control Capacity.  You will have excellent IT and record management skills and the proven ability to work autonomously.  Ideally you will have some exposure to paediatrics or palliative care nursing. A passion for and commitment to providing holistic, family centred care is a must and experience working with children, families and volunteers within a health setting is desirable.

In return you can look forward to a rewarding career, including attractive salary sacrifice options, and other employee benefits relating to health & wellbeing.  NB  We are also recruiting for registered nurses and if the successful candidate was seeking more hours, a dual role could be negotiated.

For a detailed job description, click here. Please apply in writing addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, HR Manager, Very Special Kids, via jobs@vsk.org.au by Monday 25th June.

Registered Nurse

  • Casual Bank & Part Time positions available
  • Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice
  • Self Rostering System

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services. Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

Our eight bed children’s hospice offers planned respite and emergency respite as well as end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions. Most children who come to stay have complex medical and care needs. Reporting into the Registered Nurse on shift (or being the lead Registered Nurse on shift) with our staff/patient ratio of 1:2, allows the unique opportunity for high quality care and a rewarding experience.

To be successful in this role you must be a Registered Nurse and preferably have some exposure to paediatrics or palliative care nursing. Passion for and commitment to providing holistic, family centred care is a must and experience working with children, families and volunteers within a health setting is desirable.

In return you can look forward to a rewarding career, including attractive salary sacrifice options, and other employee benefits relating to health & wellbeing.

Please refer to job descriptions:  Registered Nurse Position Description

Please apply in writing addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, HR & OHS Manager, Very Special Kids, via jobs@vsk.org.au