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SHINE - Nurse

To apply for a nursing position on SHINE, please fill out the application form by clicking here.

Roles and Responsibilities

Nurses work for one full week. Day shift is from 8 am to 8 pm and night shift is from 8 pm to 8 am. Nurses may need to meet prior to SHINE to plan adequately for their week and involvement.

A summary of the responsibilities of the nurse on SHINE is as follows:
  • Attend and/or facilitate training on Saturday prior to participants’ arrival Reporting to Coordinator
  • To provide direct nursing care to participants
  • To monitor the nursing needs of participants
  • To provide service in bowel management, intermittent catheterisation and wound care management to participants
  • To dispense medication as prescribed by participants’ med practitioner.
  • To supervise and assist special feeding of participants
  • To maintain daily records and documentation
  • To be familiar with the Waterlow assessment and the FRAT assessment
  • To provide guidance to care and activity volunteers
  • To respect the dignity and confidentiality of participants To act as an advocate for participant if appropriate
  • To communicate with family and community services as required To carry out other appropriate duties as may be required.
To become a SHINE Nurse you must:
  • Be 21 years of age, or older, by the 21st June prior to SHINE starting
  • Have experience and a formal qualification in nursing Be an excellent communicator
  • Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Be a caring, hard working, responsible and a patient person

To apply for a nursing position on SHINE, please fill out the application form by clicking here.