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Position Vacant - Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

Monday, 4 November 2019

Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1 - Registered Nurse - Paediatric Palliative Care (Job Number: 01MB4)


Job Title: Registered Nurse, Paediatric Palliative Care

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1

Position Number: 38041

Annual Salary: $106,795 - $111,190

Branch: Women, Youth and Children

Section: Paediatrics

Vacancy Type: Temporary part-time (Jobshare Position)

Duration: Up to 12 months with the possibility of extension

Closing Date: 14 November 2019

Contact Officer: Catherine Campbell (02) 5124 7373 [email protected]  

About us

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

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)—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

Paediatrics at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children provides holistic, evidence based quality health care and advocacy for all children and adolescents in the ACT and surrounding areas. The service is child and family centred, as we understand that the family is central to the successful delivery of health care.

As the Paediatric Palliative Care Nurse you will provide expert clinical care and lead the coordination of palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions in the ACT. You will work in collaboration with stakeholders from The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, The Canberra Hospital Palliative Care team, Clare Holland House and Home Based Palliative Care Service, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and other key community services to ensure seamless transfer for care and support.

Eligibility/Other Requirement:


• Tertiary qualifications in Nursing with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

• Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

• Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).


This is a temporary position available for up to 12 months with the possibility of extension. This position is part-time (job sharing) at 24 hours (three days) per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.


• Coordinate multidisciplinary services to deliver paediatric palliative care for children and young people, and their families, in the ACT

• Provide contemporary expert clinical knowledge across the healthcare continuum and ensure services are aligned to provide holistic and culturally aware child, young person and family-centred care

• Engage in formalised clinical supervision as a component of professional support to enable development of practice

• Liaise between services to improve support for children or young people to stay at home, remain engaged with school and their local community, and to ensure a smooth transition between health, home and community services

• Lead, promote and progress change processes as identified within ACT Health, Canberra Hospital and Health Services Strategic and Business plans

• Undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of practice

Selection Criteria

1. Experience in providing end of life care to children and young people

2. Excellent clinical assessment skills, autonomous practice, and delivery of direct and indirect care

3. Record of effective leadership and contemporary expert clinical knowledge in providing direct patient care to children or young people and families

4. Demonstrated collaboration with multidisciplinary teams to achieve high quality care

5. Demonstrated ability to plan, provide and evaluate education incorporating adult learning principles and evidence based practice

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

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.