Clinical Nurse Consultant | Full-Time Temporary

Closes: 19 February 2020

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.2
Salary: $122,360 plus superannuation
Position No: 22181 - 01NYN
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 February 2020
Contact Officer: Margaret McManus on *************** or (02) 5124 5***

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

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.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six 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, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

CHS Division of Medicine provides a range of medical specialties and allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine (DRSM) operates from the Canberra Hospital campus. The team provide nursing services to both inpatient and outpatient with varied Respiratory conditions, such as Tuberculosis (TB) case management, TB screening, COPD management, Asthma Education and care of adult patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The CNC will play a crucial role in the day-to-day coordination of the unit, have an advanced knowledge of medical nursing and be responsible for clinical nursing support, operational management and strong leadership.

The successful applicant will have advanced clinical skills, experience in managing systems of clinical governance, leading quality improvement and participating in research and the capacity to represent the service throughout the ACT and liaise with colleagues nationally. This is a rewarding and exciting position within an innovative service that will require someone with the ability to be flexible and manage change within the service.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Holds or is progressing towards a postgraduate qualification relevant to the area would be an advantage.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check,
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Hold a current driver’s licence.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.


This is a temporary position available for six months with possibility of extension.

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This is a temporary position available for six months with possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services