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Registered Nurse Level 3.2 Clinical Nurse Manager – Paediatric Day Stay and OPD

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Full time


Clinical Nurse Consultant/Specialist

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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

An exciting opportunity exists to join the team in the Department of Paediatrics as the Clinical Nurse Manager for Paediatric Outpatients and Day Stay Unit. You will contribute to the strategic direction and clinical governance of the Paediatric Services.

The Division of Women, Youth and Children (WYC) offers a range of primary, secondary and tertiary services across the acute and community-based sectors. The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC) is a tertiary centre providing specialised paediatric (non tertiary) and neonatology services for the ACT and surrounding regional areas.

The Department of Paediatrics provides general medical and surgical paediatric inpatient and outpatient services including limited subspecialty. Inpatient services include a general paediatric unit, a designated adolescent unit and a high care unit for the care of high acuity patients. Outpatient services include a medical day

procedure unit, day surgical unit and outpatient services. The unit is part of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.

As Clinical Nurse Manager you will be leading an exceptional team of Paediatric nurses in the Paediatric Adolescent ward, who are passionate about striving to improve outcomes for all Paediatric patients and their families.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Nursing (Paediatrics and Neonatology) the Clinical Nurse Manager will provide nursing leadership and support staff of the Paediatric Outpatient and Day Stay Unit to achieve excellence in clinical practice, working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and consumers.


Under limited direction of the ADON Paediatrics & Neonatology you will:

  1. Provide leadership in and promote a commitment to high quality, safe effective patient centred care in collaboration with the nursing and midwifery leadership team, to facilitate change management initiatives in achieving the strategic objectives of the Division of WYC.
  2. Work cooperatively and in partnership with the Access and Operations Coordinators to facilitate effective patient flow.
  3. Be directly accountable and responsible for the management of staff rostering, leave management, recruitment, and human resourcing issues including salary and position reports within a clinical area to support appropriate staffing level and skill-mix.
  4. Be accountable for effective clinical governance, risk management and the implementation of continuous improvement to create a safe environment that provides high quality, patient centred care.
  5. Support and implement WYC workforce strategy, including active involvement of recruitment and retention of staff; oversight of staff training, support and professional development opportunities through ongoing performance planning; and addressing performance management concerns.
  6. In collaboration with the nursing and midwifery leadership team, develop, implement and evaluate nursing and midwifery policies, guidelines and standards to build an environment of excellence in nursing care and to support a culture of continuous development and leadership in quality improvement activities and initiatives.
  7. Collaborate, initiate and participate in the development of quality improvement, policy and strategic service plans and research activities.

  1. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation


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 particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Strong leadership skills, including capacity to build cohesive high performing teams
  • Strong organisational skills, including the capacity to simultaneously manage and prioritise multiple issues, demonstrating a high degree of drive.
  • An ability to work respectfully in partnership with a range of stakeholders including consumers
  • Resilience and adaptability in a dynamic health environment

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Post Graduate qualifications in Paediatric Nursing

• Post Graduate qualifications in Management and/or Leadership

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:

Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.


These are the key Selection Criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience:

  1. Proven achievement in the effective leadership and management of contemporary nursing services for patients and their families with a proven ability to support clinical service improvements.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge, experience and commitment in achieving quality outcomes through quality improvement, risk management and research activities.

  1. Demonstrated ability to consult, collaborate and negotiate, with internal and external key stakeholders, service organisations, consumers and colleagues, within the multidisciplinary team environment to cultivate productive working relationships and to support best health outcomes
  2. Demonstrated experience and achievement in financial and human resource management in the delivery of an efficient and effective service that meets agreed targets.
  3. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.


Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current curriculum vitae, and

A response to the selection criteria under “What You Require”.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact: Donna Cleary 51247575

Job Ad Reference 024HG
Date Listed 29 July 2022