Clinical Development Nurse - Custodial Health | Full-Time Permanent

Closes: 21 February 2020

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $94,409 - $100,061 plus superannuation
Position No: 28459 - 01OEB
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 February 2020
Contact Officer: Rory Maguire on ************ or (02) 5124 2***

Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Canberra Health Services is committed to the delivery of person and family centred, safe and high-quality care in a sustainable health system. This will be achieved with key strategic priorities which includes ensuring the delivery of Canberra Health Services (CHS) Quality Strategy and government priorities and aligning them with Canberra Health Services (CHS) Territory Wide Services Framework.

Canberra Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.

The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.

Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of CHS include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.

Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

Overview of the work area and position:

The Justice Health Services, Custodial Health team provides high quality primary healthcare services to people in contact with the criminal justice system and located within the Alexander Maconochie Centre and Bimberi Youth Justice Centre. The service aims to provide collaborative, equitable and comprehensive health care to patients and other key stakeholders and services.

In this role you will be required to work at various JHS sites and provide a thorough orientation schedule, clinical and professional support, feedback and guidance to all JHS registered and enrolled nurses. It is expected that you will provide one on one teaching, clinical support, ongoing evaluation and feedback for JHS Nurses across a diversity of clinical areas within ACT Health – JHS

This position works collaboratively with all staff including ACT Correctives Services and Child and Youth Protection services to ensure optimum service delivery and best evidence practice. The role will be responsible for quality initiatives, data collection and analysis and procedure development.

The position holder will work within the Custodial Health nursing team to drive change and promote a high-quality service to patients.  You will be required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.

The Registered Nurse Level 2 is expected to have a demonstrated competence in advanced nursing practice, provide guidance to less experienced nursing staff.

The Registered Nurse Level 2 is seen by the Organisation as a source of expert nursing knowledge, skills and attributes. The Registered Nurse Level 2 must demonstrate a higher level of skill and the ability to perform a more demanding role covering the domains; clinical care, leadership, education, safety and communication.

Eligibility/Other Requirements


  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


  • Post graduate qualifications in education or clinical teaching
  • Demonstrated experience in a custodial health or primary health setting and experience in a leadership or education role.
  • Current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services