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Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 2 - Clinical Nurse Consultant

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‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The COVID 19 Testing and Vaccination Services are a part of the CHS COVID 19 response which includes COVID 19 Vaccination, testing, Hotel Quarantine in reach, Respiratory Assessment Clinics and Medihotel services.

COVID 19 Vaccination: Registered Nurses work within a multidisciplinary team to provide a dynamic and expanding vaccination service.

COVID Testing: Registered Nurses work in a team to screen for eligibility, collect specimens and provide education to consumers. There are multiple testing centres, including both drive through and in centre, and the staff work flexibly across all sites.

The COVID Testing Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) is responsible for the day to day operations of the COVID Testing sites including patient flow, allocation of staff, staff training, quality and safety, staff performance and stock. COVID Testing is a dynamic service which involves regular changes in operations and delivery in order to meet the needs of the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This role will also be responsible for the HR management and rostering of staff.

Flexibility and adaptability are key requirements for this role.

The COVID Vaccination and Testing centres operate 7 days a week and have varying shift times. The CNC role is Monday-Friday.

Please make note of the Mandatory and desirable position requirements listed in the position description.


Under limited direction of the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) you will provide leadership for the COVID-19 Vaccination clinic. You will:

  1. Management of day to operations of the COVID-19 Vaccination services under the direction of the COVID 19 ADON including HR management of staff, ordering and management of supplies, responding to operational needs, patient flow and responding to verbal and written consumer feedback.

  1. Lead, maintain and promote safe clinical practice, including, monitoring of clinical incident reporting, oversight of external clinical incident reporting and adhere to Vaccination and Infection Control principles and practices.

  1. Provides and leads the team to provide patient care in accordance with relevant legislation, professional standards and organisational policy within an ethical and professional framework.

  1. Collaborates with members of the wider site team to achieve effective health care outcomes and safe patient flow.

  1. Actively lead accreditation activities, quality improvement activities, professional activities and forums related to clinical nursing practice.

  1. Maintain required clinical core competencies and skills, accessing appropriate education and staff development opportunities. Provide education leadership through the coordination on in-services, training and assessment of staff. Maintain oversite and education records for specialist vaccination education for the Vaccination service.

  1. Participate in the planning and implementation of other COVID-19 activity in line with the roll out including the development of protocols and procedures to support service delivery.

  1. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.


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

  1. Good Leadership skills
  2. Ability to communicate well with all stakeholders
  3. Ability to prioritise and respond to a dynamic workplace and situation

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


Be registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

To hold or be working towards an Immunisation Certificate (to be completed within one month of commencement)


Hold a current driver’s license

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: This is a temporary position available for three months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Selection may be based on written application alone.

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 effective innovation and leadership skills with the ability to establish priorities and exercise initiative to maintain optimal patient care and meet KPI’s.

  1. Demonstrated clinical skills and ability in nursing leadership to achieve a high standard of service in an acute hospital or community health setting which would translate to a Vaccination service.

  1. Demonstrated high level written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including an ability to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders.

  1. Demonstrated ability in managing systems for the development, implementation and evaluation of policy, quality improvement and risk management activities, education strategies and performance evaluation. Has a proven record of consistency in professional development of self and others.

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with

Canberra Health Services values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.


Please submit responses to the selection criteria in two pages or less addressing how you have the leadership ability to fulfil this position.

Please make comment in your address about key achievements and outcomes.

Please also provide your current CV and two referees.

CHS Contact: Jessie Holberton, 0466338771

Job Ad Reference 024PT
Date Listed 02 August 2022