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• Women's and Children's Health Network, Paediatric Palliative Care, Division of Allied Health, Complex, Sub Acute and Spiritual Care, North Adelaide 5006
• Salary - Classification - RN/M4 - Registered Nurse/Midwife LV 4/Nurse Practitioner - $128,327 to $133,758 pro rata
• Employment Part time (0.4 FTE) - Ongoing Permanent

About Us

The Women’s & Children’s Health Network provides state of the art health care for women, babies, children and young people across South Australia. We are the state’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions as well as being South Australia’s largest maternity and obstetric service, and statewide Maternal Fetal Medicine service.

Our community-based services also reach hundreds of thousands of babies, children and young people, their families and communities across South Australia through our various services and programs in areas such as our Mental Health, Child & Family Health services, Youth Health and... Aboriginal Health services.

The Paediatric Palliative Care Service (PPCS) provides support to families caring for a child with a life-limiting illness. This is tailored to each family’s individual needs to help make decisions about care. The Paediatric Palliative Care Service is uniquely responsible for the provision of care across the whole state of South Australia and into Northern Territory, Broken Hill and Mildura.

The PPCS is a statewide service providing specialist care for children with life-limiting conditions. Our mission is to provide excellent service to children and families facing life-limiting illness through partnership with families, interdisciplinary teamwork, and offering holistic care.

The service is a multidisciplinary team of health care specialists including:
• Doctors
• Nurses
• Grief and Loss Coordinator
• Social Workers
• Art Therapists

Join our team and contribute to providing South Australia’s women, babies, children and young people with the best health care through both within our hospital or via our many and varied community services and programs.

The Opportunity

An exciting ongoing opportunity exists within the Paediatric Palliative Care Service team to join as an Advanced Nurse Consultant / Nurse Practitioner (RN 4) working in a part-time (0.4 FTE) capacity.

In This Role You Will Be Responsible For
• State-wide provision of high-level neonatal, child and adolescent palliative care services, and provide advice and support; and is an expert resource for patients, families, health care professionals, educational institutions and the community across South Australia.
• Initiating and utilising findings of research in the provision of clinical services, contributing to the development and delivery of specialty related education programs and participating in formal processes for the strategic and operational planning for children and families with palliative health care needs.
• Accepting accountability for the nursing/midwifery practice, the outcomes of nursing/midwifery practices for the specific patient/client group, the professional advice given, delegations of care made and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.
• Developing, facilitating, implementing and evaluating care management plans for patients with complex palliative health care needs by providing leadership that facilitates the ongoing development of clinical and nursing and facilitates the transition of care between the hospital, home and community.


At level 4 clinicians practice beyond the usual extent of nursing/midwifery scope of practice and are autonomous clinical decision makers, working independently and collaboratively in the health care system. Various practice models may be used to enact this role, including but not limited to:
• Primarily providing direct expert nursing/midwifery care for individuals and/or groups of patients/clients;
• Providing clinical leadership to nurses/midwives within the span of appointment;
• Contribute and manage state-wide portfolios/projects/programs to contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of relevant Departmental and Government policies.

To find out the specifics, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please go to the attached role description.

Benefits Of Joining Us

Not only will you be able to use your skills and abilities in a both a challenging and rewarding role contributing to some of South Australia's most vulnerable women, babies, children and young people, you will also receive and attractive annual salary package with employer superannuation contributions and leave loading as well as the opportunity to maximise your salary through salary sacrifice arrangements.

Application Instructions

You will be required to attach a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria of the role and a current résumé/curriculum vitae prior to clicking 'Submit Application'. It is recommended to allow enough time to complete the whole application as the system times out after one hour of inactivity.


The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.

• DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
• National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category A

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 866502


Oksana Liemareff - Business Support Consultant - Phone: (08) 8161 6266 - Email: oksana.liemareff@sa.gov.au

Application Closing Date

Sunday 9th June 2024 - 11.55PM


RN4 Advanced Nurse Consultant Nurse Practitioner Paediatric Palliative Care 866502.pdf

WCHN Competency Framework.pdf

Australian applicant guidelines

International applicant guidelines


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