Closes: 27 May 2019
Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $123,227 - $138,723
Position No: 18304 - 01JKA
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 May 2019
Contact Officer: Kevin Kidd on
(02) 5124 1648
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 420, 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.
- Three 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.
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations.
The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance of wellbeing and harm minimisation. The participation of people accessing our services, their families and carers is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with 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:
* Adult Acute Mental Health Services
* Adult Community Mental Health Services
* Alcohol and Drug Services
* Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
* Justice Health Services, and
* Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
Overview of the work area and position
The Office of the Divisional Director of Nursing (DON) provides professional leadership in the areas of nursing standards, nursing practice and practice development, policy, procedures, guidelines, models of care development and implementation, health infrastructure projects, work health safety, and training and development as well as undergraduate/graduate and post-graduate nurse education and professional supervision across the Mental Health Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) Division.
The DONs Office works in close collaboration through the Divisions matrix management structure with Operational Directors and Clinical Directors to ensure nursing standards and work practices support the delivery of safe, high quality person centred, recovery focussed nursing care in the areas of:
- Clinical Practice
- Nursing Leadership
- Partnerships and working collaboratively
- Responsive and Sustainable Workforce
- Education, Training and Research
- Professional Standards and a
- Positive Work Culture
The Manager of Service Development provides operational support to the Executive ensuring that Divisional workforce planning, staff training and support strategies are consistent with the Divisions service objectives and the Canberra Health Services Workforce Plan.
The position is responsible for meeting the learning and development needs of staff through the development and implementation of the Divisional orientation and staff training program. The position also leads various Divisional workplace and service development initiatives.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications or experience in organisation and workforce development, training and staff education.
- Knowledge of complex health workforce.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Comply with ACT Health occupational screening requirements related to immunization.
- Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management