Registered Nurse Level 2 - The Link Team

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time

$88,249 - $93,533

Registered Nurse

Job Title: Registered Nurse - The Link Team
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Position Number: 22768
Annual Salary: $88,249 - $93,533
Branch: Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care
Section: Community Nursing
Vacancy Type: Permanent part-time 21.00 hours per week
Closing Date: extended to 23 August 2018
Contact Officer: Leontine Muis (02) 6244 2900

About us

ACT Health 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 Link team is responsible for providing afterhours nursing services to patients with a broad range of needs within the ACT community by coordinating the afterhours rapid response service for community nursing including weekends and ACT public holidays.

This part time role is instrumental to providing effective support to patients in the community to enable them to remain in their own environment wherever possible. The role oversees interventions which actively contribute to the prevention of unnecessary presentations to acute facilities.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Tertiary qualifications in Bachelor of Applied Science in Nursing.
• Must hold a current drivers licence.

• Tertiary or post graduate qualifications and recent experience in a wide range of clinical hospital and /or community health applicable to the position.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.


This is a permanent part-time position available working 21.00 hours per week, the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro rata. This is a permanent part-time evening position which operates on a 5x2 roster rotation. The position provides backfill for Registered Nurse Level 2 Night Duty shifts as required. There is also opportunity to act in Higher Duties as Registered Nurse Level 3 Afterhours coordinator.


1. Provide holistic patient care and nursing case management by utilising the nursing process and implementing appropriate education strategies for patients, carers and /or their families where the goal of care is to assist the patient in achieving maximum independence.

2. Fulfil the obligations of the professional role by functioning within legal and organisational requirements and acting as a role model in the provision of high quality holistic care; liaise with patient care team members, GP’s, other health care workers or agencies to achieve an agreed standard of care according to best practice guidelines.

3. Actively participate in risk assessment, incident and accident reporting, lead in continuous quality improvement activities, program based research and accreditation that aim at improving the level of service to patients and the department.

4. Communicate effectively with patients and colleagues utilising well developed verbal, written and technological skills. Utilise departmental computer programs and databases to assist in communication and to collect information for the generation of reports and statistics.

5. Maintain professional standards, current policies and procedures. Participate in the credentialing processes as required by the department. Maintain clinical and other skills that are required for this position through accessing appropriate education and staff development opportunities. Enhance own professional competence through ongoing self-initiated research.

6. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high quality person and family centred, safe and high quality patient care.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven a comprehensive range of advanced clinical skills and knowledge based practice related to Community Nursing Practice. Familiar with the role of members of both allied health and health care agencies in the delivery of best practice health care.

2. High level of problem solving ability and advanced clinical skill set to be able to work autonomously and provide responsive services to meet patient’s needs in the afterhours environment.

3. Demonstrated high level communication skills and ability to liaise and foster positive relationships with all stakeholders in patient care, with a focus to achieve agreed health outcomes.

4. Articulate and demonstrate sound knowledge of Quality Improvement, accreditation, research, preceptorship and education processes.

5. Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.