Complex Care CNC (South)

$115,743 - $120,506 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 24 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: 22594 - 023RS
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 24 June 2022
Contact Officer: Wendy Woodman on or (02) 5124 1298

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:

Community Care Program is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced Community Nurses to fill a permanent full time vacancy.

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.


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

  • Individual initiative with strong problem solving and consultation skills
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of the MDT
  • Well-developed organisation and time management skills

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Relevant registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Must hold a current drivers’ licence.
  • Recent community nursing experience; minimum of three years’ (ideal five years) working directly with patients with complex care needs (preferred).
  • Experience working collaboratively with patients with complex care needs; working across the acute and community health care agencies to facilitate a safe discharge from hospital/ transitions between services.
  • Experience developing effective relationships to build the capacity and autonomy of nurses, allied health professionals and other health care agencies when supporting patients with complex care needs
  • Proven experience developing effective relationships, to build the capacity and autonomy of patients and support patients with complex care needs.
  • Sound understanding of community nursing and the primary health care environment, proven experience in the provision of complex clinical nursing care, nursing assessment risk assessment, risk mitigation and nursing intervention
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional clinical work, weekend and after-hours work
  • 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.

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.

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Job Closing Date

08 Jul, 2022