14403, several - 01MP7

Cardiology Registered Nurse
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 22 November 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $93,151 - $98,728
Position No: 14403, several - 01MP7
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 November 2019
Contact Officer: Michelle Lander on michelle.lander@act.gov.au or Michelle Lander

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 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.
⦁ 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 Cardiac and Heart Function Rehabilitation Programs provides an inpatient and outpatient service to patients with cardiovascular disease and Heart Failure (including cardiothoracic surgical patients). The main role of a registered nurse in the program is to provide high quality care, advanced nursing assessment skills, education, support and counselling to individuals and patient groups at risk of or affected by Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure. The program works alongside a multidisciplinary team utilising their skills, to deliver a holistic model of care. Education around optimal self-management principles is provided using and supported by evidence based practices. The service is delivered in the inpatient and pre-operative setting, in the early stages after discharge and during the entirety of the patient’s attendance at Cardiac or Heart Function Rehabilitation programs.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

⦁ Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse.
a) A registered nurse whose qualification meets the minimum standard for registration in Australia, with a minimum of three years full-time equivalent (FTE) post registration experience in the relevant field,
b) A registered nurse whose qualification meets the minimum standard for registration in Australia, who holds a post-graduate qualification, eligible for recognition through remuneration of a qualification allowance, with a minimum of 12 months full-time equivalent (FTE) experience in the relevant field.

⦁ A registered nurse with a minimum of three years full time equivalent post registration experience, in the relevant field. Holds or is working towards a post basic qualification relevant to this field.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
⦁ Undergo a pre-employment National 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.
These are temporary positions available for eight months with possibility of extension and/or permanency. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months. There may be part time and/or full-time vacancies. Working within a Monday to Friday roster with varied morning shift commencement times including 0700hrs, 0800 and 0830hrs.

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These are temporary positions available for eight months with possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services