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Registered Nurse Level 2 - Covid Testing & Vaccination

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


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)—acatchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding

Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala,

Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy

River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and servicesincluding but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing
  • trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty
  • services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation,
  • Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation
  • facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient
  • services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a
  • range of health services from prevention and treatment through to
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Co-ordinator/Consultant
  • Assistant Director of
  • Nursing
  • Director of Nursing

recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in variedenvironments for people suffering from mental health issues.

• Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness andinjury.

• Seven community health centres: providing a range of general andspecialist health services to people of all ages.

• A range of community-based health services including early childhoodservices, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health andalcohol and drug services.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is committed to workforce diversity and tocreating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcomeapplications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderpeoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTIQ are particularlyencouraged to apply.

The COVID centres provide services for COVID-19 testing and vaccinationthroughout the Canberra region.

COVID Testing: Registered Nurses work in a team to screen for eligibility, collectspecimens and provide education to consumers. Staff also work in Hotel Quarantine and Medihotel

COVID Vaccination: Registered Nurses provide vaccinations and pre and postvaccination care.

There are multiple COVID services, including both drive through and in centre, and the staff work flexibly across all sites.

Registered Nurse’s (Level 2) provide senior clinical and leadership skills to juniorstaff, including Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Undergraduate StudentNurses and Assistant in Nurses.

This role is also required to team lead on weekends and when required on weekdays in the COVID sites which are off-site to the main hospital services. When team leading they work cooperatively with team leaders for security and administration.

Registered Nurses with an interest in working in Vaccination are encouraged toapply. Vaccination clinics operate on both North and South Canberra.

The COVID centres operate 7 days a week and have varying shift times. Staff maywork full or part time and flexible work hours are available.

Please note: Due to the varying roles in the COVID centres it is not a requirementto have an immunisation certificate at this time


Under direction of the Clinical Nurse Consultant you will provide leadership for the COVID-19 Testing or Vaccination clinic. You will:

1. Perform collection of specimens for COVID-19 and provides education to patients. Administer COVID- 19 Immunisations and provides pre and post immunisation care.

2. Team Leading and management of off-hospital testing or vaccination site in conjunction with or, under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Consultant.

3. Maintain and promote safe clinical practice and adhere to Infection Control principles and practices.

4. Provides patient care in accordance with relevant legislation, professional standards and organisational policy within an ethical and professional framework.

5. Collaborates with members of the health care team to achieve effective health care outcomes.

6. Actively lead and participate in quality improvement activities, professional activities and forums related to clinical nursing practice.

7. Maintain required clinical core competencies and skills, accessing appropriate education and staff development opportunities. Contribute to the professional development of others by developing in-services, preceptorship and orientation of other members of staff.

8. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of 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

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will

have the following attributes:

• Good, calm leadership skills

• Good communication skills

• Good team working skills

• Be adaptable and flexible to changes

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Be registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

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 positions are open to both New Graduates and experienced Enrolled Nurses.

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.
Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (


• Hold a current driver’s license

• Holds an Immunisation Certificate


These are the key Selection Criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae 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. (Please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually).

1. Proven high-level clinical skills in the in the provision of nursing care in an acute hospital or community health setting, adhering to Infection Control principles.

2. Ability to provide effective leadership, establish priorities and exercise initiative.

3. Well-developed written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including an ability to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders.

4. Demonstrated commitment to the provision of evidence based nursing practice, including participation in quality improvement activities and accreditation processes.

5. 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


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: Jessie Holberton 0466 338771

Job Ad Reference 024PA
Date Listed 03 August 2022