Registered Nurse Level 2

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Full time

$88,249 - $93,533

Registered Nurse

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Annual Salary: $88,249 - $93,533
Branch: Medicine
Section: Gastromedical
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time
Position Number: 16632, several
Closing Date: 18 January 2018
Contact Officer: Anne Corney (02) 6244 3648  

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

9A is a busy 24 bed Gastroenterology ward at Canberra Hospital. Applications are invited from Registered Nurses (RN) with strong clinical leadership skills to fill several permanent Level 2 RN positions.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

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

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).


There are two positions available and an order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months.


1. Provide advanced nursing care consistently and competently to patients of varying complexity, including:
a) Acting as a role model, a core clinical resource person, and a source of expert nursing knowledge incorporating a risk assessment approach within the specialty based on:
-Comprehensive, contemporary specialised nursing knowledge.
-Expertise and skills in the area of gastroenterology and/or general medicine.
-Understanding of legislative requirements.
-The exercise of sound clinical judgment.

2. Remain current in specialised knowledge, expertise and skills through continuing professional development and ongoing education.

3. Support education within the specialty. Facilitate competency-based nursing practice as per the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) guidelines and other specialty-specific competency to practice guidelines, through:
-Provision of support to less experienced staff.
-Preceptorship of new staff.
-Participation in area-specific activities such as in-service education.
-Support and promotion of reflective practice.
-Maintenance of essential Training.

4. Communicate effectively and appropriately (orally, non-verbally and in writing) in a diverse range of situations, using consistent and transparent processes.
5. Provide leadership within the multidisciplinary team to facilitate optimum health outcomes through:
-Leadership within the ward environment and ward management
-Co-ordinating clinical care.
-Being autonomous in professional decision making, within scope of practice, when required.
-Initiating clinical care activities.
-Accepting accountability for clinical decisions and actions.

6. Support safe and evidence-based practice within the specialty through:
-Promotion of evidence-based practice.
-Collaboration with peers.

7. Make regular contribution to the development and review of clinical practice, protocols and policies. This includes:
-Supporting policy change and new clinical initiatives in order to foster a dynamic workplace.
-Quality improvement initiatives within the specialty.

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

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. Extensive demonstrated competence in providing direct nursing care for patients of varying complexity while working within professional legislation and existing policies and procedures, with demonstrated expertise in gastroenterology nursing.

2. Proven leadership ability.

3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and appropriately (orally, non-verbally and in writing), in a diverse range of situations including negotiation and consultation using consistent & transparent processes.

4. Supports education within the clinical area with evidence of a commitment to the fostering of a learning culture, through:
a. Implementation of an individual professional development plan.
b. Active contribution to and participation in specialty area-specific education and training.
c. Facilitation of competency-based practice for students, and new or less experienced staff as outlined in the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice, the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia, and the Code of Conduct for Nurses in Australia.

5. Support safe and evidence-based practice within the clinical area through:
a. Participation in policy, protocol and procedure development.
b. Promotion of and/or contribution to research as a source of current evidence-based practice in the specialty area.

6. Demonstrated commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and display of 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.