Registered Nurse Level

Full Time
Canberra ACT
$100,957 - $107,000 a year
Posted 6 days ago
Job description
Registered Nurse Level 2 - Custodial Health ( Job Number: 024W4 ) Description
Canberra Health Services

Justice Health

Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Service

Position Number
57441, several

Position Title
Custodial Health

Registered Nurse Level 2

Vacancy Type
Permanent Full-time

The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT

Base Annual Salary
$100,957 - $107,000

Contact Officer
Amanda Chase (02) 5124 2523 [email protected]

Closing Date
24 August 2022

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

The Mental Health, Justice Services and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) Division is a vibrant and diverse division within ACT Health and provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples home. These services include:

      Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services

      Adult Acute Mental Health Services

      Adult Community Mental Health Services

      Alcohol & Drug Services

      Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

      Justice Health Services

      Dhulwa Mental Health Unit

The Justice Health Services, Custodial Health team provides high quality primary healthcare services to people in contact with the criminal justice system and located within the Alexander Maconochie Centre and Bimberi Youth Justice Centre. The service aims to provide collaborative, equitable and comprehensive health care to patients and other key stakeholders and services.


Under limited direction of the CNC you will perform At this level you will provide clinical care for adults and young people in custody in the ACT. This role requires a high level of clinical skills, reasoning, critical thinking and knowledge. The role is required to provide leadership and guidance for colleagues and stakeholders that aids the facilitation of ongoing development of excellence in clinical practice and optimal patient outcomes within this patient group.

This position works collaboratively with all staff including ACT Correctives Services and Child & Youth Protection services to ensure optimum service delivery and best evidence practice. The role will be responsible for quality initiatives, data collection and analysis and procedure development.

The position holder will work within the Custodial Health nursing team to drive change and promote a high-quality service to patients. You will be required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes

This role will be required to work across Justice Health facilities at the Alexander Maconochie Centre and Bimberi Youth Justice Centre as well as other sites as required by the service.

You will:

  • Provides nursing care in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competency Standards.
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge and assessment skills in order to make clinical decisions and to develop patient care plans and evaluate outcomes of own practice.
  • Identify and contribute in risk management, quality improvement, nursing practice review and clinical research activities.
  • Accepts accountability and responsibility for own actions and decisions within the scope of practice for a Registered Nurse.
  • Comply with the relevant legislation, code of ethics, codes of practice and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards
  • Maintain required clinical core competencies and skills, accessing appropriate education and staff development opportunities. Practices within professional scope of practice.
  • 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
  • Non Judgemental
  • Reliable
  • Kind

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Relevant be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Registered Nurse within the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency ( AHPRA) qualifications and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working professionally in Primary Health is preferred.

Highly Desirable

  • Post graduate qualifications (or working towards) in relevant field.
  • Current Driver’s licence.
  • 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: Appointment may be completed on application and referee reports only.

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:

  • Proven ability to provide a range of advanced clinical knowledge and health promotion skills relevant to custodial or primary health.

  • Demonstrated high level problem solving, time management, leadership and interpersonal skills as well as the capacity for quality oral and written communication.

  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and to effectively liaise and consult to ensure appropriate service delivery.

  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate innovative primary health care initiatives and an ability to participate and lead in clinical research, quality improvement activities and training.

  • 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.

CHS Contact: Amanda Chase (02) 5124 2523 [email protected]

Job : Registered Nurses & Midwives Salary Range : 100,957.00 - 107,000.00 Closing Date: 24/Aug/2022, 8:59:00 AM

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