Purpose of Position
The Clinical Nurse Consultant Wound Management coordinates and delivers high quality wound management services to patients/clients of NNSW LHD inpatient and community health facilities at an advanced level and in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s National Competency Standards for Nurses and Midwives and the Policies and Procedures of the MoH and NNSWLHD.
NMB Codes and Guidelines
Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award 2015 criteria for CNC/ CMC:
The Clinical Nurse Consultant is a Registered Nurse/Midwife who has a high level of clinical knowledge and understanding in relation to a specific specialty area.
Clinical Nurse Consultants are employed as Grade 1, 2 or 3 according to the criteria outlined below, and in line with the NSW Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award 2015.
Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and a minimum of 5 years’ full time equivalent post registration experience and at least 3 years’ full time equivalent experience in Wound Management and post graduate qualifications relevant to the area of specialty clinical practice.
Proven ability to apply evidence –based clinical expertise and leadership in Wound Management and an ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
Demonstrated high level communication, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with people across a range of clinical settings.
Demonstrated facilitation of improved outcomes through the conduct of quality improvement and research activities ensuring best practice within a clinical setting.
Demonstrated skills in clinical teaching and experience in the development of specialty education programs.
Understanding of and commitment to the effective and meaningful engagement of clinicians in the decision making process that impacts on positive patient outcomes.
Computer skills including the ability to use a computer keyboard, work with a word processing, email software application and current health related platforms.
Current drivers licence and ability to travel within NNSW LHD.