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Clinical Nurse

Nursing

Posted: 13 Oct 2021

Location: Great Southern WA

The primary responsibility of the Clinical Nurse is to manage, coordinate and deliver advance practice nursing care for patients and families, using leadership and advanced nursing skills and within the practice setting of emergency, acute and aged care nursing

This is a Fixed Term Full Time appoint­ment for 12 months, with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of extension(s) and/​or permanency.

WA Health is com­mit­ted to elim­i­nat­ing all forms of dis­crim­i­na­tion in the pro­vi­sion of our ser­vice. We embrace diver­si­ty and strong­ly encour­age appli­ca­tions from Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ples, peo­ple from cul­tur­al­ly diverse back­grounds and peo­ple with disabilities.

WA Health sup­ports flex­i­ble work­ing prac­tices with­in the con­text of a qual­i­ty health ser­vice. WA Health is com­mit­ted to a smoke free envi­ron­ment across all build­ings, grounds and vehicles. 

WA Health is com­mit­ted to grow­ing the Abo­rig­i­nal work­force as a part of WA Health’s Abo­rig­i­nal Work­force Pol­i­cy. As a mea­sure to achieve equal­i­ty, Sec­tion 51 of the Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ty Act 1984 applies to this posi­tion. Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple are encour­aged to apply.

Eli­gi­bil­i­ty to Apply: Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship or per­ma­nent res­i­den­cy is an essen­tial require­ment for appli­cants to be con­sid­ered for per­ma­nent posi­tions in the pub­lic sector.

All WA health sys­tem employ­ees are required to be ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed against COVID-19 in order to access health care facil­i­ties, pur­suant to the Health Work­er (Restric­tions on Access) Direc­tions (HWAD), Res­i­den­tial Aged Care Facil­i­ty Work­er Access Direc­tions (ACWD) and the COVID-19 Manda­to­ry Vac­ci­na­tion and Vac­ci­na­tion Pro­gram Pol­i­cy, unless the employ­ee is exempt pur­suant to the HWAD and/​or ACWD.

Oth­er Con­di­tions: WA Health engages staff in posi­tions of trust and respon­si­bil­i­ty. WA Health poli­cies require appli­cants to under­take crim­i­nal records screen­ing and integri­ty check­ing as part of the appoint­ment process. Ref­er­ees may also be asked to com­ment on an applicant’s integri­ty and past demon­stra­tion of eth­i­cal behaviour.

This vacan­cy is sub­ject to a West­ern Aus­tralian Work­ing With Chil­dren (WWC) Check. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please refer to the WWC web­site at:https://​work​ing​with​chil​dren​.wa​.gov​.au

Please note this recruit­ment process requires com­ple­tion of sat­is­fac­to­ry Pre-Employ­ment Health Assess­ment (PEHA). Any offer of employ­ment with WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice (WACHS) is con­di­tion­al on sat­is­fac­to­ry PEHA to ensure you are able to per­form the inher­ent require­ments of the posi­tion. An unsat­is­fac­to­ry PEHA will result in the offer of employ­ment being with­drawn. Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Pol­i­cy for fur­ther information.

Whilst this selec­tion process will ini­tial­ly be used to fill the above vacan­cy, it may also be used to fill oth­er sim­i­lar” vacan­cies through­out the health ser­vice. In addi­tion to this, should the suc­cess­ful appli­cant decline or vacate the adver­tised vacan­cy, then the next most suit­able appli­cant may also be select­ed from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a peri­od of six (6) months from when the autho­rised del­e­gate endors­es the recruit­ment decision.

Posi­tion Pro­file: The pri­ma­ry respon­si­bil­i­ty of the Clin­i­cal Nurse is to man­age, coor­di­nate and deliv­er advance prac­tice nurs­ing care for patients and fam­i­lies, using lead­er­ship and advanced nurs­ing skills and with­in the prac­tice set­ting of emer­gency, acute and aged care nursing.

Area Pro­file: The WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice (WACHS) is the largest coun­try health sys­tem in Aus­tralia and one of the biggest in the world, pro­vid­ing health ser­vices to approx­i­mate­ly half a mil­lion peo­ple, includ­ing 45,000 Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple, over a vast two and a half mil­lion square kilo­me­tre area. The organ­i­sa­tion com­pris­es sev­en regions, with a strong net­work of pub­lic hos­pi­tals, health ser­vices and health cen­tres locat­ed across rur­al and remote West­ern Aus­tralia. Our core busi­ness is the pro­vi­sion of qual­i­ty, acces­si­ble health ser­vices to coun­try WA res­i­dents and visitors.

Employ­ee Ben­e­fits: In addi­tion to the great salary our employ­ees enjoy an amaz­ing range of ben­e­fits which may include (in line with oper­a­tional requirements):

  • 10% employ­er con­tributed super­an­nu­a­tion into a fund of your choice. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion click here.
  • Access to gen­er­ous salary pack­ag­ing arrangements
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Oppor­tu­ni­ties and Study Leave/​assistance
  • Flex­i­ble work­ing arrangements
  • Flex­i­ble leave arrangements
  • Oth­er pro­fes­sion­al and loca­tion based allowances

Selec­tion Cri­te­ria: Please see the attached Job Descrip­tion Form at https://​search​.jobs​.wa​.gov​.au/….

For Fur­ther Job Relat­ed Infor­ma­tion: We encour­age you to con­tact Claire Munch on 08 9827 2222.

If you expe­ri­ence dif­fi­cul­ties while apply­ing online, please con­tact Employ­ee Ser­vices on 13 44 77 for imme­di­ate assis­tance dur­ing busi­ness hours.


Appli­ca­tion Instruc­tions
: Appli­cants are request­ed to apply online. https://​search​.jobs​.wa​.gov​.au/…

It is prefer­able for your ref­er­ee to be a cur­rent super­vi­sor or manager. 

Appli­cants are advised to write a state­ment address­ing the selec­tion cri­te­ria and pro­vide a detailed cur­ricu­lum vitae which sum­maris­es your expe­ri­ence and how you are able to meet the posi­tion require­ments. These doc­u­ments should be com­plete and ready to attach pri­or to apply­ing online. Please ensure you allow suf­fi­cient time to com­plete the online appli­ca­tion process as you will be required to answer var­i­ous ques­tions and attach your documentation.

APPLI­CA­TIONS CLOSE 27/10/2021

Lodge­ment is sys­tem gen­er­at­ed. Any sub­mis­sions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.

LATE OR EMAIL APPLI­CA­TIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.