Closes: 30 May 2019
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $91,910 - $97,413
Position No: 29145, several - 01JM9
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 May 2019
Contact Officer: Amanda Chase on
(02) 6205 3372
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused 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.
- 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.
CHS 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
Justice Health Primary Health Team is a part of Justice Health Services (JHS) within the Division of Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS). JHS is a contemporary evidence based service providing high quality care. The Primary Health Team provides high quality primary healthcare to people located within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), Symonston Detention Centre and young people at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (BYJC). It is expected that you will complete induction assessments, planning, implementing and discharge care of clients using a collaborative primary health care model within a custodial setting. You will be required to work at various JHS sites and provide nursing care to people accessing healthcare at Hume Health Centre, Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and the Symonston Detention Centre. You will also be required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes and the supervision of Registered Nurses Level 1 and Enrolled Nurses. You will also be responsible for a portfolio that has delegated in agreement with the CNC and ADON.
- Be registered as a Division 1 Nurse with the National Nursing and Midwifery Board through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Current driver’s licence
- Holds or is working towards post-graduate nursing qualifications and/or has demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge, skills and experience in Custodial Health or Primary Health.
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
Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here
Career interest categories:
Human Resources and Industrial Relations