43222, several - 01OPQ

Advanced Practice Nurse - Walk in Centres
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 30 March 2020

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $108,237 - $112,691 plus superannuation
Position No: 43222, several - 01OPQ
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 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’s (WiC) are a primary health service with Advance Practice Nurses (APN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) that provide episodic care for minor injury and illness to the ACT community and surrounds. Advanced Practice Nurses provide care to clients, using advanced clinical assessment skills supported by protocols, medication standing orders and clinical decision making.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Minimum of five years post graduate nursing experience.
  • Ability to work across all ACT Walk-in Centres, as directed.
  • Primary health assessment experience.
  • Tertiary level qualification OR Post Graduate course work or study.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
There are several permanent, temporary and casual full and part time positions available. A merit list will be compiled and used for similar vacancies over the next 12 months.

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There are several permanent, temporary and casual full and part time positions available.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services