Registered Nurse – Afternoon Shifts

Hours: 23 hours per week (Wed, Sat, Sun)

Location: Clifton Hill

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood aims to be the leader in aged care in Victoria, not only in the provision of quality services but also in undertaking research, policy development and advocating on behalf of our consumers and the sector. At the Brotherhood the focus is enabling older people who access our services to flourish. Our service model is based on person centred care and the Enhancing Capabilities Approach which ensures that older people experience a trusting environment that provides opportunities and choices that enable them to live the lives they value and maximise the older person’s independence and autonomy. This encompasses valuing diversity including cultural preferences, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Sambell Lodge located in Clifton Hill is a 43 bed facility offering its residents quality care and friendship in a warm and welcoming environment. This 43 bed facility offers specialised services to include lifestyle support, dementia management and individual care. 

It is an exciting time to join Sambell Lodge as a new 117 bed development is underway. The new building has been designed to take into account the character of the local neighbourhood and take our residents into the future.

Main responsibilities of the role

Working under limited direction and supervision of Facility Manager or delegate, the Registered Nurse provides comprehensive and accurate nursing assessments and care for residents and supervision of staff.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:


  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent Registered Nurse qualification with AHPRA along with a current AHPRA Certificate of Registration.
  • Knowledge and relevant experience in the coordination and clinical evaluation of aged care residents with complex combinations of mental health, substance abuse, dementia and social isolation whilst maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of ACFI requirements, Accreditation Standards, and resident rights and best practice principles as applicable to aged care
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with an ability to act as a positive role model for staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of OHS regulations and requirements practices, including manual handling, infection control.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with the demonstrated ability to deal with a broad range of people from diverse and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with an ability to adapt to changing demands and work under pressure.
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • Post graduate qualifications and experience in a relevant health specialty; continence, wound management, gerontology, infection control, palliative care, dementia care, mental health or health management.

This is a part time position working 23 hours per week (Wednesday 3pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am-3pm).

Salary will be in the range of $81,317.08 to $83,475.08 per annum pro rata, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role please view the Registered Nurse (PDF, 398kb) or telephone Julianne Neilson on 0490 120 403 or 8781 4271.

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

To apply

Please click here to submit your application!

Applications close: Wednesday, 27 March 2019, Midnight

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
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The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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