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Foundation Program

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Full-time Temporary
Closes: 21 June 2021

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $67,984 - $90,814 plus superannuation
Position No: 21834 - 01W1F
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 07 June 2021
Contact Officer: Amanda McCarthy on amanda.mccarthy@act.gov.au or 02 51242756

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.

Position Overview:
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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

The Intensive Care Unit is a 31-bed level 3 Territory Referral Centre, which admits over 1900 patients a year. The Intensive Care Unit has unlimited accreditation with the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand for training in intensive care and has advanced trainees providing after hours cover. The Intensive Care Unit is a core member of ANZICS.

The unit satisfies College requirements for training in Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracics and Trauma.

The unit participates in international multi-disciplinary and multi-centre research. The unit has a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate and research with excellent opportunities for collaborative research.

CHS is the single tertiary teaching hospital for the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding NSW region serving a population in excess of 650 000.

Nurses at this level provide a competent and safe level of nursing care commensurate with experience to patients within CHS. The activities required of roles at this level are predominately clinical in nature. Nurses at this level accept accountability for their own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff.

About You:
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 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
Ability to work a flexible rotating roster.
High level communication skills.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a minimum of 12 months experience working professionally in a hospital based environment is required. Previous experience in the critical care environment is preferred

The successful applicant will need to be available for weekend and a rotating roster of Morning, Evening and Night shifts.
Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months.

How to Apply

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This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months.

Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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