14143 - 01KVL


Assistant Director of Nursing, Intensive Care Unit
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 25 July 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 4.3
Salary: $137,840
Position No: 14143 - 01KVL
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 July 2019
Contact Officer: Lisa Gilmore on lisa.gilmore@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 8020


Canberra Health Services
  • 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‚Äźbased 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 and Alcohol and Drug Services.
CHS is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, Canberra Institute of Technology the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
The Division of Critical Care provides comprehensive services to patients requiring critical care treatments and includes the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Medical Emergency Team (MET), ACT Trauma Services, Capital Region Retrieval Service, Critical Care Research and Service Development Unit (RSDU) and the Early Recognition of the Deteriorating Patient Program. The Intensive Care Unit has unlimited accreditation with the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand for training in intensive care and has advanced trainees providing after hours cover. The unit satisfies College requirements for training in Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracics and Trauma. The unit has a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with excellent opportunities for collaborative research.
Overview of the work area and position
The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a senior nursing leadership position within the Division of Critical Care. The ADON, in consultation with the ICU Clinical Director, provides strategic leadership, guidance, planning and operational input to achieve quality patient care and service delivery outcomes within the ICU and MET. The ADON for the ICU reports to the Director of Nursing within the Division of Critical Care. There is an expectation that the successful applicant will maintain accountability for their own practice standards and education.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory:
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Desirable:
  • Post graduate qualifications (or equivalent) in critical care nursing and/or health management.
  • Previous experience in an operational and/or senior management role.
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 disease.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services