Closes: 24 June 2019
Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Position No: 19584 - 01K3E
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 June 2019
Contact Officer: Melissa O'Brien on
0412 501 716
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 provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
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 for CHS which includes ensuring the delivery of ACT Health’s Quality Strategy and government priorities and aligning them with ACT Health’s Territory Wide Services Framework.
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 ACT Health 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 division of Cancer and Ambulatory Support provides a comprehensive range of cancer screening, assessment, diagnostic and treatment services and palliative care through inpatient, outpatient and community settings. The division is also responsible for the operational management of the ACT’s Walk in Centres and administration support to Ambulatory and Community Health centres across ACT Health.
The palliative care service at Canberra Hospital is an integrated multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals providing care through a consultation liaison model for complex palliative management advice throughout the Canberra Hospital inpatient areas for people with a range of illnesses and diseases, including, but not limited to, oncology, cardiac, chronic respiratory disease and dialysis patients. The palliative care service also provides outpatient consultations in the clinic setting by referral.
The palliative care service, Nurse Practitioner (NP) will work across the inpatient and outpatient setting, working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team. The NP will receive professional development and formal clinical supervision by the Palliative Care Specialist and there are opportunities to participate in research, teaching and service development.
The palliative care service is provided Monday to Friday, business hours.
- Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have the notation of Nurse Practitioner attached to this registration.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
- Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
How to Apply:
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services