Nurses Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What do our Nurses do?

Our Nurses work directly with clients and their carers providing care in many ways that assist them to remain as independent as possible. The duties can involve:

  • Aged Care
  • Clinical Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Nursing Assessments
  • Continence Management including Catheter Care
  • Diabetes Management including Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Health Education
  • Medication Administration & Management
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Personal Care including Hygiene Assistance
  • Pressure Care
  • Vitals Observations
  • Wound Care (simple & complex)

Who supervises Nurses?

Our Nurses are supervised by a Nursing Coordinator and are responsible to a Nursing Manager.  Nurses generally work alone but are in regular contact with the office. Good communication with the Nursing team is essential. Nurses liaise closely with Nursing Coordinators who schedule their nursing services and monitor work. 

What is the Nurses’s daily routine like?

Daily routines can vary considerably. Nurses receive detailed instructions from their Nursing Coordinator so they know when to visit their clients and what assistance to provide. Usually, Nurses have several clients. They may visit several clients in one day with each service lasting just half an hour or an hour or more. Nurses may have clients for months or years or for just a very short period.

What are our Nurses’s work environments like?

Nurses’ working environments can differ markedly. Some clients’ homes are tidy and comfortable while others are cluttered and messy. Some clients are easy to work with while others may have problems that make it difficult for them to cope and they can become angry, irritable or depressed.

What are Nurses working hours?

Working hours vary according to the requirement of our clients. Nurses are employed on a casual basis.

Seniors Community Care provides services when clients need them so help is offered to clients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Clients require nursing care 7 days per week with the majority during daylight hours.

Nurses working hours and the availability of work depends on client needs and how available and flexible nurses can be.

What are the requirements to be a Nurses?

Our Nurses must enjoy working with people, have sound generalist clinical nursing knowledge and wound management skills, and preferably have previous community based nursing experience.

Nurses must hold a current drivers licence, have a registered, insured, reliable means of transport and a mobile telephone.

Nurses must have a registered nursing qualification with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

What sorts of checks are made on an applicant’s past?

We require a minimum of 2 work related references.

All employees must have a current Police Record Check (issued less than 3 years ago) or Working with Children Check, with satisfactory outcomes.

Do Nurses receive any orientation?

All nurses must attend an Orientation and OH&S (occupational health & safety) session. This provides an understanding of our Organisations’s objectives, what the organisation expects of its staff and an awareness of health and safety issues. It is also an opportunity to talk through any issues of concern Nurses might have.

How do our Nurses get paid?

Successful applicants must forward a completed employment declaration form and provide their bank account and taxation details to the office before commencing work.

Nurses keep time sheets for every working week which they send to the relevant office at the end of the week.

Nurses are paid each fortnight. Deposits are made into the Nurses’ nominated bank accounts.

How do l apply to be a Seniors Community Care Nurse?

If you are interested in becoming a Seniors Community Care Nurse, you can:

  1. Complete the Submit your resume form and attach your resume, or
  2. Post your resume to Seniors Community Care, Office 2, Level 1, Centro Somerville, 49 Eramosa Road West, Somerville Victoria 3912