Clinical Nurse Consultant

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

Job Description

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.2
Salary: $130,846 plus superannuation
Position No: 51037 - 024PT
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 August 2022
Contact Officer: Jessie Holberton on or 0466338771

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 COVID 19 Testing and Vaccination Services are a part of the CHS COVID 19 response which includes COVID 19 Vaccination, testing, Hotel Quarantine in reach, Respiratory Assessment Clinics and Medihotel services.

COVID 19 Vaccination: Registered Nurses work within a multidisciplinary team to provide a dynamic and expanding vaccination service.

COVID Testing: Registered Nurses work in a team to screen for eligibility, collect specimens and provide education to consumers. There are multiple testing centres, including both drive through and in centre, and the staff work flexibly across all sites.

The COVID Testing Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) is responsible for the day to day operations of the COVID Testing sites including patient flow, allocation of staff, staff training, quality and safety, staff performance and stock. COVID Testing is a dynamic service which involves regular changes in operations and delivery in order to meet the needs of the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This role will also be responsible for the HR management and rostering of staff.

Flexibility and adaptability are key requirements for this role.

The COVID Vaccination and Testing centres operate 7 days a week and have varying shift times. The CNC role is Monday-Friday.

Please make note of the Mandatory and desirable position requirements listed in the position description.


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

  • Good Leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate well with all stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise and respond to a dynamic workplace and situation

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Be registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • To hold or be working towards an Immunisation Certificate (to be completed within one month of commencement)


  • Hold a current 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.

Note: This is a temporary position available for three months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Selection may be based on written application alone.

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 three months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Job Closing Date

16 Aug, 2022