Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1 - Clinical Support Nurse

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time

$101,175 - $105,339

Clinical Nurse Consultant/Specialist

Job Title: Clinical Support Nurse
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1
Annual Salary: $101,175 - $105,339
Branch: Women, Youth and Children
Section: Womens and Babies
Vacancy Type: Part-time Temporary
Duration: Until December 2018
Position Number: 04735
Closing Date: 1 March 2018
Contact Officer: Cathy O'Neill (02) 6174 7395 cathy.o'

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 Paediatric Service at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children provides holistic, evidence based quality care and advocacy for all children and adolescents in the ACT and surrounding areas with acute and chronic health needs.

The service is child and family centred, as we understand that the family is central to the successful delivery of health care. We believe in respect for each child and family and their cultural and religious needs. Each person is an individual with the right to dignity and privacy.

We are committed to staff excellence, with a supportive culture of ongoing professional development within the specialty of Paediatrics.
The Clinical Support Nurse, in conjunction with the Clinical Nurse Consultants, leads the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of learning programs with the Paediatric Department and ensures that professional development programs meet the learning needs of clinical nursing staff.
As the Clinical Support Nurse you will also work closely with the NSW Children’s Healthcare Network (CHN). ACT Health works in partnership with the Southern region of this network to provide high quality healthcare across NSW and the ACT. The aim of the CHN is to ensure that all children, no matter where they live, have access to high quality healthcare as close to home as possible. The Clinical Support Nurse will provide clinical expertise, support and education to health professionals within the Southern district.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

• Post-graduate qualifications in Paediatric Nursing and Health Services Management

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, (OMU).

This is a part-time temporary position available until December 2018 at 32 hours per week. The salary noted will be paid pro rata.


1. Lead the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of learning programs within the Paediatric service ensuring ongoing professional development programs to meet the learning needs of clinical nursing staff.

2. Review and evaluate clinical practice identifying staff development needs and educational strategies required to initiate appropriate change.

3. Promote high quality, long-term health outcomes for children within the organisation and wider region by participating in policy development, education, and research within a quality framework.

4. As a stakeholder, engage with the New South Wales (NSW) Children’s Healthcare Networks including but not limited to the regional areas surrounding the ACT. Develop professional links and peer support contacts to ensure a sustainable relationship between the ACT and NSW paediatric care facilities.

5. Identify and facilitate achievable and measurable quality improvement initiatives that contribute to the improvement of paediatric care within the organisation and wider region.

6. Proven commitment to the development of a learning, teaching and research orientated work environment. Evidence of and commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

7. Works within current legislative guidelines and appropriately models a commitment to ACT health values and the provision of a safe working environment.

8. Undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of 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 ability to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate quality education programs that incorporate adult learning principles and support evidence based practice.

2. Proven ability in managing systems for clinical governance through the development of clinical practice and quality improvement activities, evidence based policy, education and research.

3. Proven record of effective leadership, and strategic planning skills at a management level.

4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team environment with proven negotiation and delegation skills, and establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve high quality care.

5. Demonstrated ability to facilitate cultural and organisational change creating a culture of participation and open communication.

6. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience, and displays behaviour and attitudes 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.