Clinical Nurse Consultant

September 11, 2021

Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
$122k – $123k p.a.

Position Title: Clinical Nurse Consultant
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Hours per week: 20
Position Grade: Clinical Nurse Consultant grade 1
Salary: $60,727.61 – $61,968.91 pro rata
Enterprise Agreement: The NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Nurses Agreement 2017

Department Name: Community mental Health, Integrated Clinical Care Stream

Position Summary:

The Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1 provides expert clinical advice and consultancy to patients, carers and other health care professionals within a defined specialty. The Clinical Nurse Consultant develops, facilitates implementation and evaluates care management plans for patients with complex health needs. The Clinical Nurse Consultant provides leadership that facilitates the ongoing development of clinical practice and initiates and utilises findings of research in the provision of clinical services. The Clinical Nurse Consultant contributes to the development and delivery of specialty related education programs and participates in formal processes for the strategic and operational planning for the clinical service.

The Clozapine Coordinator will ensure best practice and effectively coordinate the implementation of clozapine

therapy and monitoring of consumers within the St Vincent’s Catchment Area.

This will be achieved through effective collaboration and consultation with clients, community mental health clinicians, family/carers and treating doctors, General Practitioners and others involved in care provision.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

About St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph’s Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia’s not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God’s love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent’s is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases – Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney has an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) approved salary packaging scheme in place to increase the take home pay of staff. For information about the scheme go to

In line with the Public Health Order, all NSW Health Workers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In order to be eligible for consideration for employment with St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, all recruits must provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or alternatively provide a Medical Contraindication in the approved form which complies with the requirements of the Public Health Order, prior to appointment

Application Instructions:
St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries
  • Currently registered as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency
  • At least 5 years full time equivalent post registration experience and in addition who has approved post registration nursing/midwifery qualifications relevant to the field in which he/she is appointed, or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within the interdisciplinary team and demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated high level computer literacy with email and an electronic patient record system
  • Demonstrated high level effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking and analysis in their daily practice as a registered nurse
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to prioritise competing workloads with in a complex environment

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application. Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Applications Close: 23:59 of 25/09/2021

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