Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Specialist Nurse

$115,743 - $120,506 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 14 Jun, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $115,743 - $120,506 plus superannuation
Position No: 11913 - 023DZ
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 June 2022
Contact Officer: Kim Bailey on or (02) 5124 2702

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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 authorized exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused on the delivery of high-quality, effective, person-centered 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:

The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Nurse works within the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Canberra Hospital. The department provides nursing services to both inpatient and outpatients for COPD, Tuberculosis (TB) case management, TB employment screening, asthma education, adult Cystic Fibrosis, supports the Medical Officers (MO) clinics and provides nursing care and support to Respiratory and Sleep Medicine outpatient clients.

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Nurse role is responsible for providing support and coordinating the care of clients with complex needs, related to a diagnosis. The nurse requires advanced clinical skills in respiratory nursing and have complex decision-making skills to deliver advanced nursing care for individuals.


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.

Behavioral Capabilities

  1. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  2. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
  3. Ability to prioritise workloads
  4. Well-developed negotiation skills

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  1. Relevant qualifications and experience working professionally in respiratory related services is preferred.
  2. Be registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  3. Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  4. 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.

Note: This is a temporary position available for seven months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

This is a temporary position available for seven months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Job Closing Date

01 Jul, 2022