Emergency Department Nurse

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

Job Description

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $72,698 - $97,112 plus superannuation
Position No: 24581, several - 024WO
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 August 2022
Contact Officer: Jennifer Rochow on jennifer.rochow@act.gov.au or 0478 302 219

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:  www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

Nurses at this level provide a competent and safe level of nursing care commensurate with experience to patients within ACT Health.  The activities required of roles at this level are predominately clinical in nature. Nurses at this level accept accountability for their own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff.


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

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
  • High level leadership skills
  • High level communication skills and the ability to critically think

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


Registered or eligible to register as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


(a) Recent acute nursing and/or Emergency nursing post registration experience.

  • The successful applicant will need to be available for a 24-hour roster including weekends and night duty.
  • 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.

Note: These are permanent positions, however temporary positions available for 12 months with the possibility of permanency.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

Job Closing Date

18 Aug, 2022