Registered Nurse Level 3.2 - Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time



Job Title: Registered Nurse - Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.2
Position Number: 18031
Annual Salary: $114,377
Branch: Deputy Director General - Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Section: ACT Chief Nurse
Vacancy Type: Permanent full-time
Closing Date: 25 June 2018
Contact Officer: Lesley Thomson (02) 6205 0796

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. Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.

The key strategic priority for CHHS is to ensure the delivery of ACT Health’s Territory Wide Services Framework, the ACT Health Quality Strategy and government priorities. 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 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, 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 Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer:

• Provides strategic advice on a range of local, national and international issues relating to the nursing and midwifery professions.
• Leads the development of nursing and midwifery roles across the ACT as well as promoting career pathways and furthering educational advancement.
• Provides robust evidence and advice on a variety of factors related to nursing and midwifery practice including: workforce planning, workforce reform, workload monitoring, industrial relations as well as recruitment and retention strategies.
• Supports the National Health Agenda and the work of the Australian and New Zealand Council of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers (ANZCCNMO).


Eligibility/Other Requirements



• Registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse or Midwife (AHPRA).
• Holds or is working towards tertiary qualifications in nursing or midwifery.


• Post registration experience in a senior nursing or midwifery management role.


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 permanent full-time role however part-time hours may be negotiable with the successful applicant/s.


1. Provide advice and support on nursing and midwifery professional issues to the ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer.

2. Prepare Ministerial/Legislative Assembly/Cabinet briefings and submissions/reports/speeches.

3. Plan, develop and manage projects identified by the ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer relating to the work of the Nursing and Midwifery Office.

4. Establish and maintain excellent communication pathways and professional relationships within ACT Health, with industrial and professional nursing and midwifery organisations and other relevant groups.

5. Coordinate and support activities promoting the image and esteem of the professions, for example Nursing and Midwifery Week celebrations.

6. Undertake research, analysis and provide evaluations of literature, reports and submissions to support the ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer.

7. Appropriately model and promote commitment to Workplace Diversity, Industrial Democracy, and the organisational values in all aspects of service delivery.

8. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the section with 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.

(Please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually).

1. Demonstrated ability to be highly motivated with behaviour and attitude consistent with professional standards, professional development of self and others whilst meeting deadlines in a timely manner.

2. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with proven experience in planning and preparing formal written reports, including but not limited to maintaining productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and leading a team in a collaborative and influential manner.

3. Proven knowledge and understanding of project management principles, methodology and implementation, including research methods, literature searching and Government business processes.

4. Understand current issues and developments in healthcare and in particular nursing and midwifery policy, legislation and compliance, workforce and environmental issues as they relate to the ACT, nationally and internationally.

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.