40517 - 01JPM

Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 31 May 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $66,185 - $88,410
Position No: 40517 - 01JPM
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 15 May 2019
Contact Officer: Registered Nurse Level 1 on jennifer.rochow@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 3753

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.
Canberra Hospital and Health Services provide acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical, paediatric and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care, Cardiac and Neurosurgery.
Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of Canberra Health Services include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.
Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
The division of Critical Care provides comprehensive services to patients requiring critical care treatments and includes the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and Acute Clinical Services Unit (Acute Surgical Unit, Medical Emergency Team and the Early Recognition of the deteriorating patient program).
Overview of the work area and position
Canberra Hospital’s ED is the major tertiary referral and trauma centre for the ACT and surrounding region of NSW. The ED is a 73 bed unit with both acute and non-acute services. ED is patient centred department and provides care for adults and children of all ages, and specialised assessment and treatment for all illnesses and injuries.
Nurses at this level provide a competent and safe level of nursing care commensurate with experience to patients within ACT Health.  The activities required of roles at this level are predominately clinical in nature. Nurses at this level accept accountability for their own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Registered or eligible to register as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • A registered nurse whose qualification meets the minimum standard for registration in Australia, with a minimum of three years full-time equivalent (FTE) post registration experience in the relevant field,
  • (b) A registered nurse whose qualification meets the minimum standard for registration in Australia, who holds a post-graduate qualification, eligible for recognition through remuneration of a qualification allowance, with a minimum of 12 months full-time equivalent (FTE) experience in the relevant field.
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.
This is a temporary position available from 30 June 2019 to 30 June 2020 with possibility of extension.

How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.


This is a temporary position available from 30 June 2019 to 30 June 2020 with possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services


No documents have been supplied for this position.