Registered Nurse Level 1

Job Description

Position Number: 25585
Annual Salary: $67,984 – $90,814*
Branch: Nursing and Midwifery and Patient Support Services
Vacancy Type: Temporary full-time or part-time
Duration: Six to 12 months with the possibility of extension

Overview of the work area and position
The Nursing and Midwifery Resource Office (MRMO) working within the Division Nursing and Midwifery and Patient Support Services provides recruitment opportunities for Registered Nurses with experience across the following areas: Medical, Surgical, Critical Care, Mental Health, Oncology, Perioperative, Midwifery and Paediatrics and Acute and Subacute Aged Care and Rehabilitation.
A supportive and comprehensive orientation period is provided with ongoing training and education through the Staff Development Unit (SDU), Clinical Development Nurse (CDN) support. Positions require a rotating roster.

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 National Police Check.
• Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.


There are temporary full-time or part-time positions available for a period of six to 12 months with the possibility of extension on rotating rosters. *The salary noted above is the current salary which will increase in December 2019 in accordance with the current Nursing-Midwifery Agreement 2017-2019.


• Provides patient care within an ethical and professional framework.

• Practices in accordance with the relevant legislation.

• Practices in a way that acknowledges the dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights of individuals and or groups.

• Advocates for individuals and or groups and their rights for nursing care within the organisational and management structure.

• Understands and practices within own scope of practice.

• Integrates nursing and health care knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe and effective nursing care.

• Integrates organisational policy and guidelines with professional standards.

• Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.

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. 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 Quality Improvement processes and ability to reflect on practice.

4. Proven commitment to professional development, with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills reflecting professional and organisational standards.

5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Contact Officer: Jenny Hegarty (02) 5124 2915 jenny.hegarty@act.gov.au 

Closing: Ongoing

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