Registered Nurse Level 2-Covid Testing and Vaccination

$100,957 - $107,000 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 04 Aug, 2022
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Job Description

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $100,957 - $107,000 plus superannuation
Position No: 48862, several-024PA
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 August 2022
Contact Officer: Jessie Holberton on or 0466 338771

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

Position Overview:

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)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing
  • trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty
  • services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation,
  • Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation
  • facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient
  • services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a
  • range of health services from prevention and treatment through to
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Co-ordinator/Consultant
  • Assistant Director of
  • Nursing
  • Director of Nursing

Recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.

  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community-based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.

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 LGBTIQ are particularly encouraged to apply.

The COVID centres provide services for COVID-19 testing and vaccination throughout the Canberra region.

COVID Testing: Registered Nurses work in a team to screen for eligibility, collect specimens and provide education to consumers. Staff also work in Hotel Quarantine and Medihotel

COVID Vaccination: Registered Nurses provide vaccinations and pre and post vaccination care.

There are multiple COVID services, including both drive through and in centre, and the staff work flexibly across all sites.

Registered Nurse’s (Level 2) provide senior clinical and leadership skills to junior staff, including Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Undergraduate Student Nurses and Assistant in Nurses.

This role is also required to team lead on weekends and when required on weekdays in the COVID sites which are off-site to the main hospital services. When team leading they work cooperatively with team leaders for security and administration.

Registered Nurses with an interest in working in Vaccination are encouraged to apply. Vaccination clinics operate on both North and South Canberra.

The COVID centres operate seven days a week and have varying shift times. Staff may work full or part time and flexible work hours are available.

Please note: Due to the varying roles in the COVID centres it is not a requirement  to have an immunisation certificate at this time.

About You:

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:

  • Good, calm leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Be adaptable and flexible to changes

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse 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.

Note: These positions are open to both New Graduates and experienced Enrolled Nurses.

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.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (


  • Hold a current driver’s license
  • Holds an Immunisation Certificate

How to apply: For more information on this position and how to apply "click here"


There are several positions available for three months with the possibility of extension.

Job Closing Date

17 Aug, 2022