41719 - 01K51

Nurse Practitioner
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 24 June 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 4.2
Salary: $127,567
Position No: 41719 - 01K51
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 June 2019
Contact Officer: Zoe Pope on zoe.pope@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1705

About us:
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based 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.
  • Three 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 and Alcohol and Drug Services.
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery and maintenance and harm minimisation. The participation of the people who use the service, including families and carers, is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples home. These services include:
*  Rehabilitation and Speciality Mental Health Services
*  Adult Acute Mental Health Services
*  Adult Community Mental Health Services
*  Alcohol and Drug Services
*  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
*  Justice Health Services
Overview of the work area and position:
This is an exciting new position based within the Belconnen Community Mental Health Team, a multidisciplinary team that is part of Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS).
The ACMHS provide services for people aged over 18 years and operate from the five Community Health Centres in the ACT (Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Phillip, Tuggeranong) with a strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions. The program is in the final stages of implementing a new model of care which will improve the responsivity and diversity of services offered to people. The new MoC is underpinned by principles of recovery and aims to:
  • Increase standardisation of procedures, processes and practices to promote more internal consistency in service delivery and best practice interventions
  • Clarify and delineate the role and service functions to reduce duplication and inefficiencies, reduce administrative burden on staff and promote more direct clinical contact
  • Provide optimal treatment for people in their homes and community as effective hospital diversion
The successful applicant will be required to work collaboratively as a member of the multidisciplinary team and work under broad direction to provide assessment and intervention for people living in the community with mental health presentations. Nursing staff working within MHJHADS are required to support people to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Recovery and Care Plan.
The successful applicant will also be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes. It is an expectation that you will contribute your expertise to the multidisciplinary team by working with the team leader on leading the team. This will include providing clinical leadership and supervision to less experienced staff including Registered Nurse Level 3, Level 2, Level 1 and students.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Registered as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia with no conditions or undertaking relating to unsatisfactory professional performance or unprofessional conduct.
  • Endorsed as a nurse practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
  • Successful completion of an NMBA approved program of study leading to endorsement as a nurse practitioner or a program that is substantially equivalent to an NMBA approved program of study leading to endorsement as a nurse practitioner as determined by the NMBA.
  • Current driver’s licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases,
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
This is a temporary position available for 12 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 12 months with the possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services