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Clinical Nurse Specialist
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REQ106555 Requisition #
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Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Grade 2
Remuneration: $49.57 - $51.20 per hour
Hours Per Week: 20 hpw
Requisition ID: REQ106555
Closing Date:  2 June 2019

What you'll be doing
The primary focus of the Safe Start CNS is to identify and intervene early with women at risk of and with significant mental health problems. The Safe Start CNS supports the implementation of the Southern Hospital Network Midwifery pre and post-natal screening process to identify mothers at risk of post-natal depression to ensure they receive early advice and support so that infant development is not compromised.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.         

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

National Police Checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009 before employment can commence.

For further information visit: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/


Selection Criteria:

  1. Current registration as an RN with AHPRA, with at least 3 years’ experience in the relevant field and a post registration tertiary qualification in the same / relevant field.
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in Perinatal Infant Mental Health clinical practice.
  3. Demonstrated skills in clinical teaching, competency in the use of contemporary information systems and experience in the development of the specialty education programs.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of complex client centred consultancy practice within a mixed clinical environment and / or across a series of services.
  5. Demonstrated experience of working with families in the perinatal period who have experienced Impaired Attachment relationships, mental illness, drug & alcohol problems, domestic violence and childhood trauma.
  6. Demonstrated ability to implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the initiation, utilisation and review of evidence based research.
  7. Current C class drivers licence.


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For role related queries or questions contact Surekha Nair on Surekha.Nair@health.nsw.gov.au                

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