33354, several - 01OVG

Nurse Practitioner Walk in Centres
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 20 April 2020

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 4.2
Salary: $131,034 plus superannuation
Position No: 33354, several - 01OVG
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 25 March 2020
Contact Officer: Cassandra Beaumont on cassandra.beaumont@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 8546

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
The Walk in Centre is a nurse-led primary health service with Advance Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners that provides episodic care for minor injury and illness to the community. Nurse Practitioners provide autonomous care to our clients, using advanced clinical assessment skills and are guided and supported by protocols, medication standing orders and clinical decision making.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent as a Nurse Practitioner and eligibility for membership of appropriate professional organisations
  • Ability to work across all ACT Walk in Centres.
  • It is mandatory for all Nurse Practitioners to be granted with their Scope of Clinical Practice and Credentialing through the CHS Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Scope of Practice and Credentialing Committee prior to employment.
  • Extensive clinical experience in primary health care or within a Walk-in Centre or relevant acute and/or primary care area.
  • Tertiary level qualification OR Post Graduate course work or study.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Credentialing through the CHS Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Scope of Practice and Credentialing Committee is mandatory prior to employment and the successful candidate/s will be eligible for appointment to a permanent RN 4.2 Nurse Practitioner position/s on evidence of completion of the WiC competency program. Competency is to be met within four weeks and assessed via Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE).
There are several Permanent, Temporary and Casual positions available from this recruitment process.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services