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Assistant In Nursing

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Full-time Temporary
Closes: 20 April 2021

Classification: Assistant in Nursing
Salary: $52,300 - $54,070 plus superannuation
Position No: 44687, several - 01V6E
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 April 2021
Contact Officer: Maria Harman on maria.harman@act.gov.au or 0466 634 639

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)—a catchment 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 services including 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.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community-based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the work area and position

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within CHS providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community-based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and Village Creek Centre in Kambah. UCH is the ACT's first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The new hospital, the University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) is part of the CHS's planned network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.

The University of Canberra Hospital is a 140 sub-acute rehabilitation hospital providing inpatient rehabilitation, aged care rehabilitation, mental health rehabilitation and outpatient and community rehabilitation services. canberra's first purpose- built rehabilitation hospital will support people recovering from surgery or injury or experiencing mental health.
Working under the direction of Registered Nurses in a multi-disciplinary team-based environment, the AIN is a key role assisting patients with activities of daily living and caring for patients as part of a team model of care.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or recognised equivalent (for example working towards Diploma in Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing).
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Experience and qualification in working with Dementia patients and patients with challenging behaviours.
  • Hold a current driver’s licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

There are several temporary full-time and part-time positions available for a period of six months with the possibility of extension. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months. All positions work a 24/7 rotating roster, including a regular contribution to night shift. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

Career interest categories:
Administration and Governance
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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