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Assistant In Nursing- University Of Canberra Hospital

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
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 rehabilitationhospital providing inpatient rehabilitation, aged care rehabilitation, mental health rehabilitation and outpatient and community rehabilitation services. canberra's irst 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.


  • Provide safe, effective, assistance to patients to support their specific needs in performing activities of daily living.
  • Work under the direction, guidance, supervision and support of Registered Nurses/ Registered Midwives as a member of the health care team.
  • Communicate with members of the health care team verbally and in writing and provide specific feedback to Registered Nurses/ Registered Midwives on the personal care given.
  • Contribute to and promote the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual care of patients.
  • Contribute to an environment that is respectful for the personal dignity and integrity of patients.
  • Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of practice.
  • Support patients with challenging behavioural issues by supporting the team environment.
  • Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.
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. Demonstrates knowledge of safe, effective ways to assist patients including those with challenging behaviour and perform activities of daily living in a health care environment

2. Ability to work under direction and within a team to provide patient centred care.

3. Demonstrates good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, ensuring privacy and confidentiality requirements are met.

4. Demonstrates a commitment to professional and personal development.

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.

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 http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply. For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist please contact the Contact Officer above.

Job: Nursing & Midwifery
Salary Range: 52,300.00 - 54,070.00
Contact Name: Maria Harman
Contact Email: maria.harman@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 20/Apr/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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