36728 - 01DJV

Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - Plastics
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 21 November 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $106,795 - $111,190
Position No: 36728 - 01DJV
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 07 November 2019
Contact Officer: Anne Douglas on anne.douglas@act.gov.au or (02) 6244 4019 / 0466 474 468

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.
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.
  • Seven 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 Central Outpatients Department provides clinical and administrative support for specialist outpatient services. The Outpatients Plastics Service is a tertiary level service providing trauma and pre and post-operative assessment, review and treatment of a range of plastic surgery related conditions in the outpatient setting. The service is provided by Visiting Medical Officers supported by registrars and junior doctors. The service is a high volume, high demand service.
This position will work collaboratively with the medical team and relevant allied health personnel to provide an efficient and effective outpatient plastics service. The role will develop and implement pathways for outpatient plastics care including specific advanced nursing care, provide nurse led care and assist in the overall running of the service.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Post graduate qualifications in advanced nursing in plastics, wound care or a relevant field.
  • Project Management qualifications or experience or desire to gain knowledge in supporting clinical operations
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).
This is a temporary position available for six months.

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This is a temporary position available for six months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services