Continence Clinical Nurse Consultant

$108,237 - $112,691 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • Canberra ACT, Australia
  • Feb 24, 2021
Contractor/Temp Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary
Closes: 03 March 2021

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $108,237 - $112,691 plus superannuation
Position No: 24335 - 01U6N
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 February 2021
Contact Officer: Carmel Brayne on carmel.brayne@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1484

The Community Care Program is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced Registered Nurses for the Clinical Nurse Consultant Continence Registered Nurse Level 3.1. This full-time position responsible for providing high level clinical leadership, education and support in the specialty of continence to staff, patients and carers in the primary health care setting working collaboratively with individuals, carers and other services within and external to Canberra Health Services. Interested nurses should have a wide range of clinical experience and be committed to consumer centred care with a multidisciplinary focus.

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 focused 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.
  • Four 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.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTIQ are particularly encouraged to apply.

Overview of the work area and position:

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community-based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres, Village Creek Centre in Kambah. Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect Canberra Health Services’ values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

RACS has recently established the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital on the grounds of the University of Canberra. This new hospital, the University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) is part of Canberra Health Services planned network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services work collaboratively with individuals, carers and other services within and external to Canberra Health Services.

The Community Care Program (CCP) Community Nursing Service delivers a range of health care community-based technical nursing services to residents of the ACT. These services include direct nursing care from newborn and aged through to end of life in the areas of wound, continence, stoma, post-acute support and palliative care. This full-time position is responsible for providing high level clinical leadership, education and support in the specialty of continence to staff, patients and carers in the primary health care setting.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Must hold a current Australian driver's licence.

Desirable:

  • Tertiary or post graduate qualifications/or recent experience in continence management.
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse in the community setting.

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).

Note: This process is seeking suitable candidates for a temporary merit pool register to fill leave relief vacancies as they become available for a period of two weeks up to six months over the next 12 months.

Job Closing Date

Mar 03, 2021