37270 - 01JLA

Clinical Nurse Educator
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 27 May 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $105,372 - $109,709
Position No: 37270 - 01JLA
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 May 2019
Contact Officer: Tash Lutz on tash.lutz@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1863

About us
Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day to day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
The Justice Health Services, Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DHMU) provides high quality mental health care to people from 18 to 65 years of age.
The Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DMHU) is a secure mental health facility that first opened in November 2016. DMHU provides 24-hour, contemporary, evidence-based clinical mental health care for people who require secure inpatient treatment. DMHU provides a therapeutic and recovery-based approach, focused on individually tailored treatment programs to maximise mental health care outcomes for patients. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and other key services. DMHU sits within the Justice Health Services program of MHJHADS and offers 10 acute care beds and 15 rehabilitation beds.
At this level the Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) is responsible for clinical teaching and the development of nursing practice within a therapeutic secure environment. This position reports to the DMHU Assistant Director of Nursing and will liaise with the Clinical Nurse Consultant to deliver and lead education, both internal and external to the Division, in support of ongoing clinical education, preceptorship, mandatory skills assessment, and competency assessment processes for nurses working at the DMHU.
In this role you will be required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment;
  • Minimum three years nursing experience in mental health with a sound understanding of forensic mental health; and
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Holds or is working towards a post graduate qualifications in health education, and/or has demonstrated experience in adult education and clinical practice development.
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Mental Health Nursing.
  • Experience in managing and influencing teams, processes and practice improvement in a forensic health environment.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment 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.
This is a temporary position available for four months with the possibility of extension.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.


This is a temporary position available for four months with the possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services


No documents have been supplied for this position.