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Registered Nurse Level 1 - Registered Nurse

Canberra Health Services - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Job Title

Registered Nurse

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1


Number: 49212, several

Annual Salary: $67,984 - $90,814

Branch: COVID Vaccination and Testing Centres

Section: Cancer and Ambulatory Services

Vacancy Type: Temporary full time

Duration: Eight months

Closing Date: 4 June 2021

Contact Officer: Regina Ginich 0466338771 regina.ginich@act.gov.au

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

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.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven 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, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.


Of The Work Area And Position

The COVID centres provide services for COVID-19 testing and vaccination throughout the Canberra region.

COVID Testing: Registered Nurses work in a team to screen for eligibility, collect specimens and provide education to consumers. Staff also work in Hotel Quarantine and Medihotel.

COVID Vaccination: Registered Nurses provide vaccinations and pre and post vaccination care.

There are multiple COVID services, including both drive through and in centre, and the staff work flexibly across all sites.

Registered Nurses with an interest in working in Vaccination are encouraged to apply. Vaccination clinics operate on both North and South Canberra.

The COVID centres operate 7 days a week and have varying shift times. Staff may work full or part time and flexible work hours are available.


Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Hold a current driver’s licence.
Prior To Commencement Successful Candidates Will Be Required To
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of eight months. These positions are open to both New Graduates and experienced Registered Nurses. Due to the varying roles in the COVID centres it is not a requirement to have an immunisation certificate at this time.

  • Performs collection of specimens for COVID-19 and provides education to patients. Administers COVID- 19 Immunisations and provides pre and post immunisation care.
  • Maintain and promote safe clinical practice and adhere to Infection Control principles and practices.
  • Provides patient care in accordance with relevant legislation, professional standards and organisational policy within an ethical and professional framework.
  • Collaborates with members of the health care team to achieve effective health care outcomes.
  • Actively participate in quality improvement activities, professional activities and forums related to clinical nursing practice.
  • Maintain required clinical core competencies and skills, accessing appropriate education and staff development opportunities.
  • Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of 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 curriculum vitae 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).
  • Proven competency in the provision of nursing care in an acute hospital or community health setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Infection Control principles and their application in a healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with consumers and colleagues.
  • Commitment to maintaining professional development of self and others.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Services values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.
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.

Canberra, ACT

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