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Registered Nurse Volunteer

Organisation : Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Location : Melbourne (Footscray)

Time required : Shifts are available Monday, Tuesday or Thursday 10am – 4:30pm.

Duration of project : This role is looking for a commitment of one day per week, ideally for a minimum of 6 months. 

Skill area : Healthcare & Medical

Sector : Health – General, Humanitarian, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Application closing date : 28 Jul, 2021

About the role

As a Registered Nurse working in a small team, you will provide high quality health care in the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Health Program.

Program: Health

The Health team provides comprehensive primary care services together with specialist clinics including psychiatry, pain management, immunisation and diabetes management to people seeking asylum. Our clients’ complex health needs require multiple consultations across a range of health disciplines. The majority of the people accessing our service have no income and are on Visas denying them work rights and Medicare.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide nursing care to ASRC members in accordance with ASRC Health Program policies and procedures and relevant Nursing Code of Practice.
  • Promote collaboration among health program volunteers in the assessment, implementation and evaluation of health care.
  • Assist in running the GP, Nursing and Ancillary Health clinics.
  • In collaboration with Health Program Staff, communicate with external service providers and agencies.
  • In collaboration with Health Program Staff and Volunteers refer / direct members to other ASRC programs and to external asylum seeker services.
  • Provide ASRC Members with health promotion, information, advice, advocacy and support around a range of different health issues.
  • Ensure responsible and sustainable utilisation of health pro bono service providers and funding.
  • Ensure timely and accurate documentation of member care and filing and archiving of member data.
  • Undertake stocktake, organisation of stores, maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintain safe work environment.
  • Collaborate in the development, monitoring and evaluating of Health Program policies, procedures and standards.Participate in six monthly evaluation of own performance as measured by job description and set of personal objectives developed in collaboration with Health Program Manager.


ASRC Footscray

Volunteer shifts

This role is looking for a commitment of one day per week, ideally for a minimum of 6 months.  Shifts are available Monday, Tuesday or Thursday 10am – 4:30pm.

What we’re looking for

  • Division 1 Nursing qualifications
  • General AHPRA Registration
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of primary health and health promotion
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in delivery of high quality health care service in a community setting
  • Ability to work with GP’s and other service providers collaboratively
  • High level communication skills and ability to work autonomously within a multi-
    disciplinary team
  • Commitment to the principles of continuous quality improvement

About the organisation

Organisation name : Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

How to apply

You will be asked to upload your CV and a cover letter in a single document. Please ensure your cover letter (maximum one page) outlines why you are suitable for the role and addresses the criteria listed in the ‘What we’re looking for’ section of the Position Description (available on the application page).

Applications are only accepted via our website.

Please quote in application: Registered Nurse Volunteer via Pro Bono Australia.


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