Clinical Nurse Consultant - Renal Vascular Access (525887


Posted: 9 Mar 2023

Location: NW TAS

The Clinical Nurse Consultant - Renal Vascular Access (CNC) provides clinical leadership and expertise within a multidisciplinary team located at the North West Renal Satellite Unit to improve the quality and continuity of care and support provided to clients.

The role:

The Clin­i­cal Nurse Con­sul­tant — Renal Vas­cu­lar Access (CNC) pro­vides clin­i­cal lead­er­ship and exper­tise with­in a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team locat­ed at the North West Renal Satel­lite Unit to improve the qual­i­ty and con­ti­nu­ity of care and sup­port pro­vid­ed to clients. 

Work­ing in part­ner­ship with Con­sul­tant Nephrol­o­gists, Nurse Unit Man­ag­er, CNC Radi­ol­o­gy team, Renal nurs­ing staff and the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team to pro­vide an autonomous nurs­ing ser­vice using advanced clin­i­cal judg­ment and knowl­edge for Chron­ic Kid­ney Dis­ease (CKD) and haemodial­y­sis (HD) patients.

The role of the CNC is to:

  • Pro­vide clin­i­cal lead­er­ship, and author­i­ta­tive exper­tise in clin­i­cal care and inter­ven­tions, includ­ing knowl­edge and guid­ance for indi­vid­ual case man­age­ment, regard­ing renal vas­cu­lar access for all referred patients.
  • Work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the LGH CNC — Renal Vas­cu­lar Access to main­tain a sin­gle cen­tre point of refer­ral and co-ordi­na­tion for all renal vas­cu­lar access cre­ation, man­age­ment, and education
  • Devel­op and pro­vide the deliv­ery of patient care with respect to renal vas­cu­lar access sur­veil­lance, mon­i­tor­ing and man­age­ment through pro­mo­tion of qual­i­ty improve­ment activ­i­ties, includ­ing staff com­pe­ten­cies, audits, and data collection.
  • Devel­op and sup­port the deliv­ery of patient and care giv­er education.
  • Work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Nurse Unit Man­ag­er North West Renal and LGH CNC – Renal Vas­cu­lar Access, to ensure devel­op­ment of nurs­ing prac­tices are con­sis­tent with the broad­er renal spe­cial­i­sa­tion and address­ing incon­sis­ten­cies between nurs­ing prac­tice and policy.

Note: — Please refer to the State­ment of Duties for all the selec­tion cri­te­ria of this posi­tion to address in your application.

The North West Renal Satel­lite team: 

North West Renal Satel­lite Unit locat­ed in Burnie is a high­ly spe­cialised area of renal nurs­ing which will provide:

  • Great work life bal­ance: Mon­day to Fri­day day work with rota­tion­al on call.
  • Nurse led Out­pa­tient Clin­i­cal Environment
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ty to work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with the entire renal team includ­ing Nurs­es, Con­sul­tants, Social Work and Allied Heath to pro­vide a holis­tic approach to the pro­vi­sion of renal vas­cu­lar access plan­ning and management.

Liv­ing and work­ing in the best place on earth

Tas­ma­nia offers an envi­able lifestyle in one of the world’s most beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al envi­ron­ments. It is the small­est Aus­tralian state, with all the ser­vices and facil­i­ties of a big city in a relaxed and safe com­mu­ni­ty set­ting. Short com­mutes to restau­rants, beach­es, and icon­ic at-home get­aways with­in close prox­im­i­ty make for the per­fect work life balance. 

Details of Appointment

Per­ma­nent, part time, day work­er posi­tion work­ing 40 hours per fort­night, com­menc­ing as soon as possible.

*notwith­stand­ing hours to be nego­ti­at­ed with the suc­cess­ful applicant

  • Appli­cants should note that, for a peri­od of twelve months from the date of pub­li­ca­tion, this selec­tion process may be used to fill sub­se­quent or sim­i­lar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $104,735 to $111,334 pro rata, per annum + 10.5% super­an­nu­a­tion + access to salary packaging

You’ll have access to salary pack­age a range of ben­e­fits includ­ing liv­ing expens­es up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal enter­tain­ment each FBT year, plus oth­er ben­e­fits if eligible. 

  • Salary range is in accor­dance with Nurs­es and Mid­wives (Tas­man­ian State Ser­vice) Agree­ment 2019


Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be required to meet the essen­tial criteria:

  1. Reg­is­tered with the Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Board of Aus­tralia as a Reg­is­tered Nurse
    * Registration/​licences that are essen­tial require­ments of this role must remain cur­rent and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the sta­tus of these may be checked at any time dur­ing employ­ment. It is the employee’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to ensure that registration/​licences remain cur­rent and to advise the Employ­er if their cir­cum­stances change. This includes noti­fy­ing the Employ­er if a registration/​licence is revoked, can­celled or has its con­di­tions altered

Appli­cants should note the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria are desirable:

  1. A min­i­mum of 5 years’ expe­ri­ence as a Reg­is­tered Nurse with Renal experience
  2. Holds or is work­ing towards rel­e­vant post grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions in renal nursing

The Head of the State Ser­vice has deter­mined that the per­son nom­i­nat­ed for this job is to sat­is­fy a pre‑employment check before tak­ing up the appoint­ment, on pro­mo­tion or trans­fer. The fol­low­ing checks are to be conducted:

  1. Con­vic­tion checks in the fol­low­ing areas: 
    1. Crimes of violence
    2. sex relat­ed offences
    3. seri­ous drug offences
    4. crimes involv­ing dishonesty
  1. Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion check
  2. Dis­ci­pli­nary action in pre­vi­ous employ­ment check.

Down­load the State­ment of Duties and any Asso­ci­at­ed Documents

We encour­age you to review the Appli­cant Guide, State­ment of Duties, pri­or to apply­ing for an overview of the duties, pro­gram, selec­tion process and selec­tion criteria.

State­ment of Duties

Appli­cant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. https://careers.pageuppeople.c… Please click the Apply” but­ton on this screen. This ensures impor­tant ques­tions about you are answered. 

You will be prompt­ed to com­plete a 1 – 2 page appli­ca­tion detail­ing your expe­ri­ence, skills and knowl­edge as they relate to the attached State­ment of Duties.

Please note that we do not require a sep­a­rate state­ment address­ing the selec­tion cri­te­ria in the State­ment of Duties.

Please note:

  • All attach­ments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Ref­er­ee details are sub­mit­ted as part of the online appli­ca­tion so make sure you have the con­tact details of two ref­er­ees before applying.

For more information 

Jen­nifer Reynolds 

Posi­tion: Nurse Unit Manager
Phone: (03) 6477 7742
E‑mail: jennifer.​reynolds@​ths.​tas.​gov.​au

Impor­tant information

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