43812 - 01JR9

Justice Health Services Clinical Lead - Primary and Custodial Health
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 30 May 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $105,372 - $109,709
Position No: 43812 - 01JR9
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 May 2019
Contact Officer: Rory Maguire on rory.maquire@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2523

About us
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.
Canberra Health Services 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
The Justice Health Services, Custodial Health team provides high quality primary healthcare services to people in contact with the criminal justice system and located within the Alexander Maconochie Centre and Bimberi Youth Justice Centre. The service aims to provide collaborative, equitable and comprehensive health care to patients and other key stakeholders and services.
At this level you will provide leadership and be responsible for the day to day clinical leadership of the Justice Health Services Primary Health Team. This includes coordinating access to health services in the Hume Health Centre and Bimberi Youth Justice Centre clinic; providing clinical leadership to the Justice Health service nursing team and providing care coordination to patients accessing Justice Health services.
This position works collaboratively with all staff to ensure optimum service delivery and best evidence practice. This role will work with the senior nursing leadership team to drive change and promote a high-quality service to patients. You will be required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Previous experience in a Custodial Health or Primary Health care setting.
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.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.

How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services


No documents have been supplied for this position.