Clinical Nurse Consultant

$130,846 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 21 Jun, 2022
Full time Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.2
Salary: $130,846 plus superannuation
Position No: 19788 - 023K9
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 June 2022
Contact Officer: Peta Kleinig on or (02) 5124 1863

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 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:

Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DMHU) and the Gawanggal Mental Health Unit (GMHU) provide high quality inpatient mental health care to people from 18 to 65 years of age.

The Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DMHU) is a secure mental health facility that first opened in November 2016. DMHU provides 24-hour, contemporary, evidence-based clinical mental health care for people who require secure inpatient treatment. DMHU provides a therapeutic and recovery-based approach, focused on individually tailored treatment programs to maximise mental health care outcomes for patients. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers, and other key services.

The Gawanggal Mental Health Unit (GMHU) is a specialist mental health facility adjacent to Calvary Hospital in Bruce. GMHU sits within the Stepped Care Model of mental health care, providing medium term residential care for people who require rehabilitation and support to transition into the community setting. GMHU provides a range of contemporary, community focused rehabilitation interventions, programs, and services.

DMHU offers 10 acute care beds and 15 rehabilitation beds and the GMHU has 10 beds for community transition. Both units are managed by the Forensic Mental Health Service program in the MHJHADS Division.
These positions will provide senior nursing leadership for the clinical and administrative operations across both the DMHU and

GMHU. This includes the day-to-day management of nursing care and the allocation of human and material resources to ensure the provision of safe, efficient, cost-effective, high-quality health care services.

This position is primarily located within the Secure Mental Health Services. You may be required to work across all Adult Mental Health Inpatient Units to meet operational needs.

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
To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  1. Proven advanced clinical experience in a leadership role
  2. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet patient and staff needs
  3. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the National Nursing and Midwifery Board through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a Mental Health clinical role.
  • Strong understanding of mental health services and demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge, skills and experience in the area of practice.
  • 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.


  • Holds or is working towards post-graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing.
  • Recent 12-month experience working within a secured mental health setting.
  • Current driver’s licence.

Note: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

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.
  • Approve for reference checks

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Job Closing Date

08 Jul, 2022