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Job Listing Details
Reference Number 17628
Position Title Clinical Nurse Specialist - Grade 2
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Bondi Junction
Award Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

War Memorial Hospital (WMH) is a 3rd Schedule Aged Rehabilitation hospital, situated in Waverley, owned and operated by Uniting and part of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). Services are comprised of 24 hour inpatient care, Monday to Friday outpatient departments, several specialist community teams inclusive of Transitional Aged Care, Aged Care Assessment Team, Geriatric Flying Squad, Young Onset Dementia, 7 day a week day centre, 24 hour accommodation service for regional guests and the full range of hospital support services. It is set within beautiful tranquil grounds and is a well-supported team environment.


An exciting professional development opportunity has arisen for a suitably skilled, aspiring clinician to fill maternity leave for the CNS II position within the GFS.  The role involves working collaboratively with and under the direct supervision of the Clinical Nurse Consultant of the GFS to assist in the provision of a service that is comprehensive, accessible, high quality and person-focused. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Clinical Nurse Specialist undertakes comprehensive assessment, care planning and co-ordinates treatment of frail older people in a sub-acute community environment. The successful applicant will be provided with a mentored orientation programme to the main tasks of the role by the GFS Manager and be well supported by WMH Executive.


The purpose of the GFS CNS II role is:

  • To provide multi-disciplinary comprehensive geriatric assessment and case management of community older clients as part of the “Geriatric Flying Squad”.

  • To provide accurate and time specific triage of referrals, facilitate evidence based interventions, prevent avoidable hospitalisations and access appropriate referral pathways for people experiencing a subacute functional decline in the community.

  • To maintain a high level of communication with other members of the multi-disciplinary aged care teams and with patients and their carers.

  • Set and maintain high standards of patient care for the WMH Geriatric Flying Squad and across geriatric rehabilitation services.

  • Provide expert clinical consultancy service to support nurses and other staff working in acute, sub-acute and domiciliary settings in rehabilitation within the philosophy of person-centred care.

  • To ensure maximum possible integration of patient care occurs across all aspects of service delivery.

  • To monitor and manage the effectiveness of multidisciplinary care provided.

  • Plan appropriate strategies to introduce new procedures and clinical guidelines in response to evidence based clinical practice.

  • Identify key learning needs (including knowledge, skills and attitude) of nurses and other health professionals and participate in formal and informal dissemination of education programs.

This Closed Period Contract is available for 9-12 months.


WMH operates under Uniting’s values and Code of Conduct which employees are committed to uphold. It is important that the people who work at Uniting have a sense of commitment to our purpose. We are an equal opportunity employer and we select staff based on merit and experience. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace.


Applications to: https://unitingcareers.nga.net.au/?jati=91EE3BE4-2968-7568-6C7D-A42DEADBCEC0


Applications Close: 11.30pm, Sunday 3rd June 2018 

Selection Criteria 1. Registered Nurse with endorsed Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) List A with current Registration.

2. Relevant post registration qualifications in aged care, community or Rehabilitation and at least three years post-registration in the aged care, community or rehabilitation field.

3.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to coordinate case management of patients with complex needs.

4.Exercises extended autonomy of decision making and appropriate escalation as required.

5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.

6. Demonstrated experience with clinical documentation systems and Microsoft Office suite with demonstrated highly developed computer skills.

7. Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Improvement principles and awareness of community service requirements relating to accreditation and WHS processes.

8. Unrestricted Class C driver’s License.
Contact Person Roslyn Millar - CNC/GFS Manager
Contact Number (02) 9369 0313
Contact Email roslyn.millar@health.nsw.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date 03/06/2018
Additional Information (URL) https://unitingcareers.nga.net.au/?jati=91EE3BE4-2968-7568-6C7D-A42DEADBCEC0

Supporting Documents
Position Description PD_GFS CNS_May 2018.pdf
Application Guide WMH Application Guide 2018.pdf