Clinical Nurse Consultant

$130,846 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 29 Jul, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.2
Salary: $130,846 plus superannuation
Position No: 22384 - 024IG
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 July 2022
Contact Officer: Catherine Young on or (02) 5124 8557

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


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:

The role encompasses three clinical areas. Radiation Oncology provides radiation therapy to inpatients and outpatients, including Brachytherapy, a Nurse Led Clinic and patients undergoing concurrent radiation and chemotherapy. The Cancer Rapid Assessment Unit has a multidisciplinary team which provides a dedicated point of access for cancer patients who have urgent care needs related to their cancer diagnosis or the treatment they are receiving, as an alternative to attending the emergency department. Level 2 Outpatient Clinics conduct all Medical Oncology, Immunology and Haematology outpatient appointments for patients under the care of Immunologists, Medical Oncologists and Haematologists.

The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) is responsible for the maintenance and upholding standards of nursing care within the Radiation Oncology, Cancer Rapid Assessment Unit and Level 2 Outpatients Unit, including human and financial management. This involves fostering an environment which actively encourages the development of expert nursing skills and professional development within the area, supporting a positive workplace culture and environment.

This position is responsible for driving service innovation and for the development of models of care for enhanced service provision.

The position is Monday to Friday, business hours with some flexibility required.


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

  • Leadership qualities in managing and positively influencing teams, processes and practice improvement.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet patients’ needs
  • Highly organised and self-motivated.
  • High-level interpersonal skills.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Relevant post graduate qualification (or equivalent) in Radiation Oncology or Medical Oncology Nursing or similar qualifications and a minimum of five years’ experience working professionally in cancer services is preferred.
  • Post graduate qualification in Leadership (or equivalent) and demonstrated experience in successfully leading a team
  • The successful applicant will be registered (or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • 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.

Notes: This is a temporary position available for 12 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.

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This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Job Closing Date

15 Aug, 2022