Registered Nurse Level 1

$67,984 - $90,814 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 10 December 2021

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $67,984 - $90,814 plus superannuation
Position No: 53905, several - 01Z8T
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 23 November 2021
Contact Officer: Monique Fielder on or (02) 5124 5452

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

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) is a contemporary evidence-based service providing high quality mental health care that is guided by principles of Recovery.

The Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) is a 40-bed acute inpatient unit for people with acute mental health issues. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and other key services. The Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSSU) is a sub-acute 6 bed inpatient unit located in the Emergency Department for people requiring extended mental health assessment and or treatment initiation.

At this level it is expected that you will provide, under limited supervision, high quality clinical nursing skills and care to achieve sound recovery outcomes. It is also an expectation that you will contribute to the multidisciplinary team, and support the senior nurses, Clinical Nurse Consultant and Assistant Director of Nursing in change processes. You will be required to undertake professional development, supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.


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 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Flexible, adaptable and comfortable with changing working environment.

  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of personal motivation.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Relevant Post graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing and experience working professionally within acute Mental Health setting is preferred.

  • The successful applicant will need to be available to work a rotating shift roster, including night shifts and weekends.

  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.

  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Notes: These are temporary positions available for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Please note that appointment may be based on written applications and referee reports.

Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021