Registered Nurse (Home & Community Care, Tara)

  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Tara QLD, Australia
  • 29 Dec, 2021
Part time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description



 Permanent Part Time

 Tara HACC

About Council

A region the size of Tasmania, just 2.5 hours west of Brisbane and an easy drive from the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, the Western Downs has a growing population of over 34,000 people.

The region’s diverse economy, vibrant active communities and the extensive infrastructure and multi-billion dollar energy investments are ensuring that the Western Downs continues to go from strength-to-strength.

Western Downs Regional Council is one of only a handful of Council’s in the state of Queensland to be debt-free.

Council is very proud of this immense achievement which it had been working towards since 2015, proving itself to be one of the most financially prudent Councils in Queensland.

What we offer:

  • Relocation Assistance of $5,000 if relocating to the region 
  • Salary Packaging available - Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Work/life balance
  • Living & Working in the Western Downs:
    • Welcome Guides
    • Experience Western Downs
    • Taste the Western Downs     

About the Roles

Working at Tara Home & Community Care, you will be responsible for ensuring the provision of a high standard of care and that all clients are made to feel valued members of the community. 

Reporting to the Community Care Supervisor - Tara, you will:

  • be responsible for providing clinical assessments of residents and delivery of nursing care;
  • have a thorough understanding of Aged Care Standards; and
  • develop and implement care plans in consultation with health professionals, staff and/or representatives and meet ongoing validation requirements.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • a current registration with the Australian Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • a senior first aid certificate and a Yellow Card or the willingness to obtain; 
  • the ability to communicate and ensure that client activities and other appropriate information is documented, in line with professional and legal standards;
  • demonstrated experience as a registered nurse; and
  • be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at commencement. 

If you have a passion for delivering high-quality care, this role is for you.  TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

WDRC require each candidate for this position to complete a Pre-Employment Health Questionnaire (see below). Please upload your completed questionnaire in the qualifications section at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this position. Your application will only be considered if this form is complete. 

Additional Information

The recruitment process includes candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

Western Downs Regional Council collects personal information for the purposes of recruitment, selection and administering employment.  Southern Cross Care have been appointed as the managers of Tarcoola Aged Care Facility as of 6 September, 2021. The full transition is expected to take place around March 2022. The personal information submitted with your application may be provided to Southern Cross Care for the purposes of recruitment, selection and administering employment.  Personal information will not be disclosed to any other external parties unless required by law or with your consent and will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Note: Candidates using mobile devices are strongly advised to use a desktop computer to complete the application forms as they require extensive amounts of typing.

Job Closing Date

22 Dec, 2021