21961 - 01MQF

Elective Surgery Liaison Nurse
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 21 November 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $106,795 - $111,190
Position No: 21961 - 01MQF
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 07 November 2019
Contact Officer: Nicole Larkin on nicole.larkin@act.gov.au or (02) 6204 2601

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 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.
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 Division of Surgery is responsible for delivering inpatient and outpatient surgical services to the ACT and surrounding region. The Division includes Surgical Bookings and Pre-Admission Clinic, Anaesthesia, Pain Management Unit, Operating Theatres, Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit, Day Surgery Unit and Admissions/Extended Day Surgery Unit, specialist surgical ward areas, Trauma Service, Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit and the ACT Dental Health Program.
As part of the Division of Surgery, the Elective Surgery Liaison Nurse is an integral part of the Surgical Bookings team. In this position you will work autonomously and in collaboration with the surgical team, anaesthetic team and pre-admission clinic team to manage and schedule patient’s waiting on the elective surgery waiting list for surgery.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Advanced knowledge and experience within a surgical area
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
This is a temporary position available for two months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

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This is a temporary position available for two months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services