Clinical Nurse Specialist
REQ139390 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
Remuneration: $50.81 - $52.48 per hour
Hours Per Week: 16 (plus additional Temporary hours for 12 months)
Requisition ID: REQ139390

Evidence of qualifications are required for this position, please upload your qualifications as an attachment to your application.

An excellent opportunity to work in the beautiful Byron Ballina Region working permanently two days a week as Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 - Drug and Alcohol Consultation and Liaison.  The rollout of this position also has a further two working days a week temporary funding for an initial 12 months, with the possibility of an extension. This position may also be required for temporary backfill for a similar position in The Tweed Hospital. The successful applicant will have a wonderful opportunity to make a significant contribution, to individuals and to the wider community.

NNSWLHD embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.


Northern NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably. For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see www.border.gov.au


Where you’ll be working

“A healthy community through quality care”

Northern NSW Local Health District is located in north eastern NSW, extending from Grafton in the south, to Tweed Heads on the Queensland border, and west to Tabulam and Urbenville.  Northern NSW offers a diverse range of landscapes and lifestyles, from world-heritage listed mountain ranges, to world-renowned surfing breaks, and everything in between. 


Our people live in some of Australia’s most vibrant regional centres, with first class infrastructure, unspoilt natural wonders, pristine coastlines, and a thriving arts scene. It’s a fast-growing region with rewarding careers and adventures to be found among the large cities, regional towns and relaxed rural villages. 


For more information visit Northern NSW Local Health District

What you'll be doing

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 (CNS2) Drug and Alcohol Consultation and Liaison coordinates and delivers high quality nursing care to patients/clients, in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s National Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, criteria for CNS2 as outlined in the Public Hospital Nurses and Midwives (State) Award and the Policies and Procedures of the MoH and NNSWLHD, to referred patients from the Emergency Department and/or inpatient services.

  1. Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia with a postgraduate qualification in a Drug and Alcohol clinical specialty and at least 3 years’ experience working in a Drug and Alcohol clinical specialty
  2. Evidence of clinical leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework to plan, deliver and coordinate patient care.
  3. Demonstrated ability to apply advanced clinical expertise in relation to clinical nursing practice and independently make decisions that support good patient care outcomes, in relation to drug and alcohol management.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in nursing practice, the facilitation of education to individuals, groups and own professional development
  5. Demonstrated effective communication through the use of information technology, written, verbal and interpersonal skills with the ability to identify key messages, issues and concerns when communicating with individuals and in groups.
  6. Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Mitch Dobbie on Mitch.Dobbie@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 9th December, 2019 

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