Closes: 21 November 2019
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $93,151 - $98,728
Position No: 17964 - 01MOA
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 01 November 2019
Contact Officer: Rory Maguire on
(02) 5124 2523
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
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:
The Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) Division is a vibrant and diverse division within ACT Health and provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples home. These services include:
* Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
* Adult Acute Mental Health Services
* Adult Community Mental Health Services
* Alcohol and Drug Services
* Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
* Justice Health Services
* Dhulwa Mental Health Unit
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.
At this level you will provide clinical care for adults and young people in custody in the ACT. This role requires a high level of clinical skills, reasoning, critical thinking and knowledge. The role is required to provide leadership and guidance for colleagues and stakeholders that aids the facilitation of ongoing development of excellence in clinical practice and optimal patient outcomes within this patient group.
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
This role will predominantly be based at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre but you will also be required to work at other Justice Health facilities.
- Be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Post graduate qualifications (or working towards) in relevant field.
- Current driver’s licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
- Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
- Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
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Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services