Palliative Care Educator

Job posted: 14/02/2023
Applications close: 15/04/2023 (Midnight)
22 days remaining

22 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 19440

Reference: 19440

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan


  • Join a dynamic Public health team
  • A health facility that promotes a healthy work life balance
  • Be part of an expanding service with a range of employee benefits


We are seeking applicants for Palliative Care Educator roles within our palliative care team. This exciting opportunity will provide the opportunity to provide education to our team across our Mercy Palliative care service

  • Mercy Palliative Care 
  • Full Time, Part time and job share considered 
  • Across three Mercy Palliative Care sites- Sunshine, Werribee, Parkville
  • To provide educational leadership and guidance to enable the development of knowledge and skill for all staff and learners.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates palliative care learning activities across the palliative care services


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Post-graduate Qualification in education or working towards (highly desirable)
  • Relevant post registration qualifications and experience in palliative care required
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail


Mercy Palliative Care is a community palliative care service operating in the Western region of Melbourne and provides a holistic multidisciplinary approach to palliative care. We provide psychological and spiritual support, caring for people of all ages with life-limiting illnesses in their homes as well as complex symptom management. We currently care for over 500 patients across the region in their own homes.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services. 


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

 If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

 Contact Details

  • Deanne Layton
  • Nurse Manager, Mercy Palliative Care 
  • Email: DLayton@mercy.com.au
  • Phone: 9313 5700

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Please note the applicant shortlisting will commence soon and the advert may close before the closing date if suitable applicants are shortlisted.

Palliative Care Educator

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Deanne Layton, Nurse Manager, Mercy Palliative Care - 9313 5700

Palliative Care Educator