Clinical Manager

$94,409 - $100,061 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • Canberra ACT, Australia
  • Feb 23, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent
Closes: 08 March 2021

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $94,409 - $100,061 plus superannuation
Position No: 25541 - 01UK6
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 February 2021
Contact Officer: Graham Twycross on or (02) 5124 1516

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Five Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position:

The nursing position is based in the Belconnen Mental Health Team, a multidisciplinary team that is part of Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS). Nursing staff working within MHJHADS are required to support people to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Recovery Plan.

The ACMHS provide services for people aged over 18 years and operate from the five Community Health Centres in the ACT (Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Phillip, Tuggeranong) with a strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions. The program is in the final stages of implementing a new model of care (MoC) which will improve the responsivity and diversity of services offered to people. The new MoC is underpinned by principles of recovery and aims to:

  • Increase standardisation of procedures, processes and practices to promote more internal consistency in service delivery and best practice interventions.
  • Clarify and delineate of the role and service functions to reduce duplication and inefficiencies, reduce administrative burden on staff and promote more direct clinical contact.
  • Provide optimal treatment for people in their homes and community as effective hospital diversion.

The successful applicant will be required to work as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing assessment and management of people experiencing mental illness. The applicant will be highly motivated to engage in consultative and educative practices with families, carers and other agencies.

The successful applicant will also be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes.

Importantly the new MoC will allow greater opportunity for clinicians to deliver discipline specific interventions, with case-loads reflecting strengths based models of care.

The position reports to a Team Leader and Senior Clinician who are both based on site in the health centre. The position is supported by a cohesive multidisciplinary team, including other Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists and Allied Health Assistants.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who may be interested in a working in a program that comprises access, hospital diversion, assertive outreach, and community recovery and therapy services.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


  • Current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).


Career interest categories:

  • Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Job Closing Date

Mar 08, 2021