A unique oportunity has opened within the John Hunter Hospital Nephrology Department with the newly created Clinical Nurse Consultant - Renal Supportive Care position.
The Renal Supportive Care program is specifically designed for renal patients who have made a decision that dialysis is not the most appropriate management pathway for them as well as for patients who continue to have a high symptom burden on dialysis. The JHH Renal Supportive Care team will be made up of the CNC position, Allied Health and a Palliative Care Physician.
The CNC will be a key role in the JHH Renal Supportive Care (RSC) team which is one of three new HUBs covering renal services accross NSW that is tasked with providing training and mentoring for staff delivering RSC, developing resources that can be used by renal units in the delivery of RSC, and undertake research to improve the quality of service delivery and evaluate effectiveness. The Newcastle HUB covers HNELHD, CCLHD, MNCLHD & NNSWLHD.
Applications are welcomed from dynamic and motivated nurses who have either a background in palliative or renal nursing and want to be involved in establishing a new renal supportive care program in the Newcastle Region are strongly encouraged to apply.