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Registered Nurse Level 1 - Emergency Department Nurse

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time


Registered Nurse

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

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

Nurses at this level provide a competent and safe level of nursing care commensurate with experience to patients within ACT Health. 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.


Under limited direction of the Clinical Nurse Consultant you will perform. You will:

  1. Provides direct patient care within an ethical and professional framework.
  2. Practices in accordance with the relevant legislation.
  3. Practices in a way that acknowledges the dignity, culture, values, beliefs & rights of individuals & or groups.
  4. Advocates for individuals & or groups & their rights for nursing care within the organisational & management structure.
  5. Understands & practices within own scope of practice.
  6. Integrates nursing & health care knowledge, skills & attitudes to provide safe & effective nursing care.
  7. Integrates organisational policy & guidelines with professional standards.
  8. 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

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

High level leadership skills

High level communication skills and the ability to critically think

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


Registered or eligible to register as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


(a) Recent acute nursing and/or Emergency nursingpost registration experience.

The successful applicant will need to be available for a 24-hour roster including weekends and night duty.

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.

Note: These are permanent positions, however temporary positions available for 12 months with the possibility of permanency.

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 resumé and experience:

  1. Proven commitment and competency in the provision of nursing care that promotes best professional practice and improved health outcomes within a multidisciplinary team.
  2. Evidence of flexibility and skills to provide a high standard of care within a range of disciplines.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards and Quality Improvement processes and the ability to reflect on practice.
  4. Proven commitment to professional development, including professional and organisational standards.
  5. 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 resumé, and

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

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

Job Ad Reference 024WO
Date Listed 02 August 2022