16711, several - 01K9A

Forensic Nurse Examiner
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 26 June 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $91,910 - $97,413
Position No: 16711, several - 01K9A
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 June 2019
Contact Officer: Marg McManus on margaret.mcmanus@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 5164

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 of 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.
CHS 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 CHS Division of Medicine provides a range of medical specialties and allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamically skilled and suitable qualified Registered Nurse within the Department of Clinical Forensic Medical Services.
The successful applicant will be required to work shift work including night duty and on call and across the three divisions of service within Clinical Forensic Medical Services:
  • Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care (FAMSAC) providing forensic evidence collection and medical assessment to both male and female victims of assault.
  • Clinical Forensics ACT (CFACT) providing triage and support services in the outreach settings of the Australian Federal Police custodial facilities.
  • Nursing assessments within the outpatient clinic- Fitness to Drive Medical Clinic (FTDMC)
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • A current driver’s licence.
  • Must be able to meet the requirements to hold an AFP security clearance.
  • Registered Nurse with a minimum five years post registration experience.
  • Experience in Emergency Nursing and/or, Mental Health, Women’s Health, Sexual Health or Custodial Medicine highly desirable.
  • Holds or is working towards a post graduate qualification.
  • A willingness to undertake further study as a Forensic Nurse Examiner.
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).
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
There is a part-time and full-time position available, these positions are temporary for a six month period with a possibility of extension and or permanency. The full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.


There is a part-time and full-time position available, these positions are temporary for a six month period with a possibility of extension and or permanency.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services