Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) 2 Wellbeing and Health In-Reach Nurse

Clinical Nurse Specialist
REQ135943 Requisition #

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2
Remuneration: $1,930.79 - $1,994.19 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ135943

Applications Close: 24 November 2019

Together, Achieving Better Health


Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


About the Role

  • The CNS2 WHIN is responsible for facilitating better identification and coordination of the response to health, wellbeing and social needs of school-age children and young people in Lithgow LGA, within an in-reach program in schools.
  • The CNS2 WHIN is a Registered Nurse who applies a high level of clinical nursing knowledge, experience and skills in providing complex nursing care directed towards school age and young people in the Lithgow LGA, with minimum direct supervision.
  • The scope of this role is to:
    • Work with local principals, School Wellbeing Unit and local services to agree and implement protocols for the model
    • Identify and respond to health needs of children, young people and families
    • Build relationships service providers and establish effective referral pathways
    • Establish a family focussed approach to connecting Young People and families to services
    • Coordinate appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services
    • Deliver opportunistic health education to improve health literacy of students and families
    • Manage health risks and contribute to case management of vulnerable children, young people and families
    • Provide care navigation through fostering partnerships, developing networks and pathways with health, education and other services
    • Establish and work within locally agreed protocols and governance arrangements across Health and Education sectors.
  • The CNS2 WHIN will:
    • Improve service coordination, case management and access for students and families through collaboration with Lithgow High School and primary schools of Lithgow LGA, health and social services
    • Work to improve the emotional and physical safety of vulnerable students
    • Improve student wellbeing and health seeking behaviour
    • Improve health and social service pathways for young people and their families
    • Establish trusting relationships with vulnerable children, young people and families to identify and assess their health and social needs
    • Promote holistic care, early intervention, prevention and coordinated support for vulnerable children, young people and families
    • Develop and maintain networks with local Education services to build strong relationships between the Health and Education sectors.
The CNS2 WHIN’s role requires leadership and independent work in an interagency context. Coordination of services across multiple agencies, professions and groups will be part of the role. The role requires high level and specialist skills and independent work. 


About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 


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About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.




Selection Criteria to be addressed: 

  1. Current Registered Nurse Division 1 National Registration (AHPRA) with a minimum of 3 years post registration clinical experience working with paediatric and adolescents and a post registration qualification (Grad Cert Minimum) related to the specialty area of paediatric or adolescent nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of and experience working with children and youth health including marginalised and at risk groups.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to engage with families to address various health and mental health problems for children and youth health.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work within an interagency context, with an emphasis on relationship building, service delivery, quality of care and team cohesion with an ability to identify and improve opportunities to enhance integration of client’s care.
  5. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including, verbal and written forms and advanced skills in using electronic communication modes; together with an ability to negotiate and problem solve, and the capacity to influence health professionals.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilise technology systems within a variety of applications and commitment to undertake further training as required.
  7. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the provision and development of clinical practice by utilisation of evidence based research with a demonstrated understanding of current NSW Ministry of Health Policies and National and State Standards in relation to children and youth health.
  8. Current NSW State driver's licence (including P1 or above) and willingness to use for work purposes. This may include driving long distances across the LHD.

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