20441, several - 01VPX

Registered Nurse
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 14 May 2021

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $67,984 - $90,814 plus superannuation
Position No: 20441, several - 01VPX
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 April 2021
Contact Officer: Alison Moore on alison.moore@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 7395

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

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.

Overview of the work area and position

The Paediatric Service at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children provides holistic, evidence-based quality care and advocacy for all children and adolescents in the ACT and surrounding areas with acute and chronic health needs.

The service is child and family centred, as we understand that the family is central to the successful delivery of health care.  We believe in respect for each child and family and their cultural and religious needs. Each person is an individual with the right to dignity and privacy.

The environment is child friendly and developmentally appropriate, with the opportunities for learning and play seen as fundamental.  The environment is also safe, functional, and comfortable, with a bed for a parent to sleep in each room.

We are committed to staff excellence, with a rich culture of ongoing professional development in the specialty of Paediatrics. You will meet undergraduate and post graduate nursing, allied health and medical students who are studying to gain qualifications, and we greatly value our strong

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong organisational skills, including simultaneously managing and prioritising multiple issues, with a high degree of drive.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  • An ability to work respectfully in partnership with a range of stakeholders while simultaneously demonstrating leadership.

Eligibility/Other Requirements


*             Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

*             Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


*             Registered Nurse with a minimum of one years’ experience working professionally in Paediatrics is preferred.

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 temporary full-time (part-time will be considered) vacancies available for a period of six months with the possibility for extension.

The successful applicant will need to be available rotational shift work roster which includes weekends and night duty.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services