Registered Nurse Level 1

$72,698 - $97,112 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $72,698 - $97,112 plus superannuation
Position No: 40949 - 023DH
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 June 2022
Contact Officer: Jodie Russell on or (02) 6207 2570

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:

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides support to youth and adults via inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, justice health facilities and other community settings, including people’s homes. MHJHADS aims to be socially inclusive and operate within a recovery-focussed and/or harm minimisation approach.

Territory Wide Mental Health Services (TWMHS) includes the Access Mental Health Team. The Access Mental Health Team (AMHT) aims to improve the mental health and well-being of people who are residing in the Australian Capital Territory by facilitating access to high quality, integrated mental health services. The AMHT provides a centralised access process with the aim of providing an identified service entry point to undertake 24-hour triage and a thorough mental health assessment that will link people with the services that most appropriately meets their needs. This will ensure that people are able to access the right mental health service at the right time. AMHT aims to optimise recovery through the provision of an excellent community mental health care service. AMHT incorporates the guidelines and principles of the Territory Wide Mental Health Services ensuring that the teams’ practice is current and is keeping pace with the changes occurring in the greater MHJHADS teams. The AMHT function is critical to


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:

  • Displays critical thinking skills and forms defensible conclusions based on evidence and sound judgement.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain networks across Canberra Health Services and with external parties.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and adapt quickly to a changing environment.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current Passenger Vehicles Driver’s License
  • 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.


  • Post Graduate Qualification in Mental Health Nursing or working towards such.
  • Hold a current driver’s licence without restrictions.

Note: This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of 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 12 months with the possibility of permanency.

Job Closing Date

08 Jul, 2022