First listed on: 30 October 2018

Nursing Clinical Practice Development Coordinator


Canberra Health Services
Deputy Director General
Mental Health Justice Health Alcohol and Drug Services
Mental Health Director of Nursing

Registered Nurse Level 3.1

Salary Range: $101,175 - $105,339  (PN: 22810)

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. ACT Health is committed to the delivery of person and family centred, safe and high quality care in a sustainable health system. This will be achieved with key strategic priorities which includes ensuring the delivery of ACT Health’s Quality Strategy and government priorities, and aligning them with ACT Health’s Territory Wide Services Framework. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services.

The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. 

Overview of the work area and position: The Nursing Clinical Practice Development Coordinator plays a significant role in providing clinical nursing leadership and education across the Division. Key duties include, coordinating and delivering evidence based nursing practice and learning and development initiatives in clinical areas, maintaining appropriate records and monitoring the impact of these initiatives on nursing practice. The position works in the Office of the Divisional Director of Nursing (DON). The Office provides professional leadership in the areas of nursing standards, nursing practice and practice development, policy, procedures, guidelines, models of care development and implementation, health infrastructure projects, training and development as well as undergraduate/graduate and post-graduate nurse education and professional supervision across the mental Health Justice Health and Alcohol  and Drug Services (MHJHADS) Division. The DONs Office works in close collaboration through the Divisions matrix management structure with Operational Directors and Clinical Directors to ensure that nursing standards and work practices support the delivery of safe, high quality person centred, recovery focussed nursing care in the areas of: Clinical Practice; Nursing Leadership; Partnerships and working collaboratively; Responsive and Sustainable Workforce; Education, Training and Research; Professional Standards and a Positive Work Culture.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); demonstrated senior nursing experience with a minimum 12 months leadership/management experience; post graduate qualifications related to the nursing work undertaken by the Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services Division; a current driver’s licence. Desirable: Tertiary qualification in Health Management or a related discipline or currently working towards post graduate management qualifications. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check; comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Contact Officer: Kevin Kidd (02) 6250 3151

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Applications Close: 15 November 2018

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