Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 - Cystic Fibrosis & Respiratory - Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick

Clinical Nurse Specialist
REQ360233 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
Remuneration: 105719 - 109188.88 full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ360233

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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Applications are invited for the position of Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 – Cystic Fibrosis & Respiratory at Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick. This is a permanent part time position working 24 hours per week

What you'll be doing

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 (CNS2) is an extended role within the scope of a Registered Nurse/Midwife  that provides safe, compassionate, person-centred care to patients and families of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network   
Acts as an appropriate and effective role model to promote culture and standards that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.   
Provides senior nursing clinical leadership in the development of specialist clinical practice and service delivery within a nursing unit, team or service.   
Provides advanced skills and exercises extended autonomy of decision making while working closely with managers and other senior clinicians.   
• Exercises extended autonomy of decision making;   
• Exercises professional knowledge and judgement in providing complex care requiring advanced clinical skills.   
• Undertakes  leadership in the development of nursing specialty clinical practice service delivery in the ward/service; or   
• Undertakes primary case management within a defined specialty involving both inpatient and community based services.   
  1. Current Authority to Practice as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  2. Relevant post-registration qualifications and at least 3 years' experience working in the relevant clinical area of their post-registration qualification.

  3. Demonstrated evidence of advanced clinical practice in the specialty area.

  4. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal and problem solving capabilities; able to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  5. Strong commitment to contribute to own and team professional development and act as a resource person and to mentor others within the specialty where required.

  6. Demonstrated evidence of contribution to the development of clinical practice relevant to paediatrics.

  7. Demonstrated ability to exercise extended autonomy of decision making capabilities and leadership in the development of nursing specialty clinical practice and service delivery.

  8. Demonstrated ability to exercise professional knowledge and judgment in providing complex care requirements of patients/clients in the specialty field.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


Please refer to the Application Guide and NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases for vaccination requirements.


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


Applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.


Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate.


ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are required for Category A positions (refer to NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases).


ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are highly recommended for all other health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Applicants holding visas with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and Statement of Service
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Kirsten Adnum on
For technical support please contact the customer services team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 5.12.22



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