Nurse Level 2 - Registered - University of Canberra Public Hospital

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time

$88,249 - $93,533

Registered Nurse

Position Number:     40026, Several
Annual Salary:          $88,249 - $93,533
Branch:                      Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care
Vacancy Type:          Permanent Full Time and Part Time
Closing Date:            1 March 2018 
Contact Officer:       Bianca Gonzales (02) 6244 4144, bianca.gonzales@act.gov.au
 
About us 
Apply to be part of the team that establishes Canberra’s first purpose-built rehabilitation hospital. Canberra’s first purpose-built rehabilitation hospital will support people recovering from surgery or injury, or experiencing mental illness.  We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced nurses to fill positions at the RN L2, RN L1 and EN levels.  We have both part time and full time permanent positions available.  All positions work a 24/7 rotating roster, including a regular contribution to night shift.   
 
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.
 
The University of Canberra Public Hospital will provide sub-acute rehabilitation health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
 
Canberra Hospital & Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
 
The key strategic priority for the Canberra Hospital acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The Canberra Hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.
 
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 ACT Health include early childhood, youth and women’s health; dental services, rehabilitation and community care; mental health and alcohol and drug services. In addition, justice health services are provided within the Territory’s’ detention facilities.
 
ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
 
Overview of the Work Area and Position
 
The University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH) is scheduled to open in 2018. UCPH is a 140 bed sub- acute rehabilitation hospital providing inpatient rehabilitation, aged care rehabilitation, mental health rehabilitation and outpatient and community based rehabilitation services.  
Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care (RACC) is a vibrant and diverse Division within ACT Health providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres, Village Creek Centre in Kambah, and Independent Living Centre in Weston. Planning is well underway to establish the ACT's first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The new hospital, the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH) is part of the ACT Health's planned network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.
 
It is planned that in 2018 the inpatient Rehabilitation units will move from the Canberra Hospital to the University of Canberra Public Hospital.  Apply to be part of the team that establishes Canberra’s first purpose-built rehabilitation hospital. Canberra’s first purpose-built rehabilitation hospital will support people recovering from surgery or injury, or experiencing mental illness.  We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced nurses to fill positions at the RN L2, RN L1 and EN levels.  We have both part time and full time permanent positions available.  All positions work a 24/7 rotating roster, including a regular contribution to night shift.  
 
The Registered Nurse Level 2 provides leadership and guidance to staff as well as person centred nursing care.  
 
Qualifications and experience:
 
  • Registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
 
Please note 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.
 
 Duties: 
  1. Provide high level nursing care consistently and competently to patients of varying complexity.
  2. Be an active and regular member of the UCPH medical emergency response (Hospital Emergency Response Officers).
  3. Provide leadership and knowledge within the multidisciplinary team to facilitate optimum health outcomes through leadership within the ward environment and co-ordinating clinical care.
  4. Support and facilitate competency-based nursing practice as per National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse and other specialty-specific competency to practice guidelines.  Preceptorship and support of new and less experienced staff. Regular presentation in area-specific activities such as in-service education.
  5. Support safe and evidence-based practice through supporting policy change and new clinical initiatives and quality improvement initiatives.
  6. Remain current in specialised knowledge, expertise and skills through continuing professional development and ongoing education. Maintain essential training.
  7. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.
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. Demonstrated clinical competence and specialised knowledge of rehabilitation nursing and recent experience in the acute and sub-acute hospital setting.
2. Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to delegate, develop and provide direction to staff.

3.
Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and communicate effectively.

4. Evidence of commitment to professional development, and participation in quality improvement activities, education activities, and resource management.

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 http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply.
 
For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.