Closes: 19 May 2021
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $108,237 - $112,691 plus superannuation
Position No: 26327, several - 01VRG
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 May 2021
Contact Officer: Lynelle Boisseau on
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.
Overview of work area and position
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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
The Canberra Health Service (CHS) Diabetes Service is an interprofessional team comprising medical, nursing, and allied health professionals. The service provides a coordinated and integrated service between the Canberra Hospital and various community-based locations within the ACT. Consumers seen include adolescents and adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and women with hyperglycaemia in pregnancy (HIP).
The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) position will work within the Diabetes Service to provide expert clinical advice to consumers, carers, and other health professionals within a defined specialty through the delivery of specialist consultant service which develops, implements, and evaluates care management plans for consumers with complex health needs. The CNC will demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning, advanced problem-solving skills, and expert clinical judgement in relation to diabetes nursing.
The CNC will provide leadership in the ongoing development of clinical practice and initiate and utilise findings of research in the provision of clinical services. They will contribute to the development and delivery of specialty related education programs.
The CNC role will provide major aspects of a consumer’s diabetes care, including comprehensive skilled clinical assessment, physical examination and consumer education including for preventative care. The role will require work in both inpatient and outpatient settings within CHS.
The CNC will work in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team of Endocrinologists, Allied Health Professionals, General Practitioners, other Medical Specialists and Junior Medical Staff. The Clinical Nurse Consultant will provide expert advice and guidance to Diabetes Nurse Educators and allied health staff when appropriate. This position also forms part of the Diabetes Service leadership team, to progress and represent the work of the Service.
The CNC will be responsible professionally to the Clinical Nurse Lead, Diabetes Service, and the Assistant Director of Nursing Diabetes and Renal, Division of Medicine.
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.
- Highly motivated with strong organisational and time management skills
- Capacity to contribute to a positive, strong, and cohesive interprofessional culture, with developed leadership skills
- Adaptability and flexibility to manage changes in demand
- Personal and professional integrity
- Relevant tertiary qualifications and a minimum of five years’ experience working professionally in diabetes education is preferred. Required to be an Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) credentialed diabetes educator.
- Understand how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
- Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Be granted with their scope of Clinical practice and credentialing through the CHS Nursing and Midwifery Scope of Practice and Credentialing Committee.
- Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
How to Apply
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Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services