13794, several - 01JQK

Registered Nurse
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 20 June 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $66,185 - $88,410
Position No: 13794, several - 01JQK
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 June 2019
Contact Officer: Monique Fielder on monique.t.fielder@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 5452

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)—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.
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery and maintenance and harm minimisation. The participation of the people who use the service, including families and carers, is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery.
The Division works in partnership with a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples home. These services include:
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services;
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services;
  • Alcohol and Drug Services;
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS);
  • Justice Health Services; and
  • Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services.
Overview of the work area and position:
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) is a contemporary evidence based service providing high quality mental health care that is guided by principles of Recovery.
The Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) is a 37 bed acute inpatient unit for people with acute mental health issues. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and other key services. The Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSSU) is a sub-acute 6 bed inpatient unit located in the Emergency Department for people requiring extended mental health assessment and or treatment initiation.
At this level it is expected that you will provide, under limited supervision, high quality clinical nursing skills and care to achieve sound recovery outcomes. It is also an expectation that you will contribute to the multidisciplinary team, and support the senior nurses, Clinical Nurse Consultant and Assistant Director of Nursing in change processes. You will be required to undertake professional development, supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Current registration or eligibility for un-conditional registration, without notations or conditions on practice with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation (APHRA).
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Mental Health Nursing
  • Recent nursing experience within an acute mental health setting.
  • Current driver’s licence
Prior to commencing in this role:
  • 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.
This is a full-time position working a rotating shift roster, including night shifts.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services