20627 - 01PPP

Assistant Director of Nursing
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 09 June 2020

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 5.3
Salary: $139,701 plus superannuation
Position No: 20627 - 01PPP
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 May 2020
Contact Officer: Deborah Colliver on Deborah.Colliver@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1094

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, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

Women, Youth and Children Community Health Programs delivers a range of primary health care community-based services to children, families and women including early pregnancy, child and family health, school health, child protection and women’s health services. Services are delivered within a multi-disciplinary context if not by a multidisciplinary team.

The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON), Women Youth and Children Community Health Programs (WYCCHP) will provide overarching leadership for the delivery of nursing and midwifery services across the diverse range of women, youth and children’s community-based health services.

The ADON is responsible for professional leadership for nurses and midwives working within multidisciplinary teams and for the operational management of some nursing and midwifery services within WYCCHP.  The ADON ensures the effective and efficient delivery of nursing and midwifery care.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

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


  • Post graduate qualifications in Midwifery, Child and Family Health Nursing or Paediatrics, or studies relevant to primary health care will be highly desirable.
  • Holding or working towards a higher degree in Health Services Management, Nursing or Midwifery is highly desirable.
  • Current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:  

  • Undergo a pre-employment Police National check.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.


This is a permanent full-time position commencing 24 June 2020.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management