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Position Details
Reference Number 372836
Position Title CNC Spina Bifida (Maternity Locum)
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 26/01/2018)
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location , Westmead
Advertised Award/Classification Nurses & Midwives CNC Grade 1
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The Clinical Nurse Consultant provides expert clinical advice to patients, carers and other health care professionals within the specialty area of Spina Bifida and other congenital spinal cord conditions / neural tube defects (NTDs).  The Clinical Nurse Consultant develops, facilitates implementation and evaluates care management plans for patients with NTDs by providing leadership that facilitates the ongoing development of clinical practice. Within the role the CNC initiates and utilises findings of research in the provision of clinical services, contributes to the development and delivery of specialty related education programs and participates in formal processes for the strategic and operational planning for the clinical service. The role involves the delivery of a specialist consultant service (including continence and wound management) and ambulatory care model within the multi-disciplinary Spina Bifida service of which the CNC is a member. This might also involve delivering similar duties in the Spinal Cord Injury and Disease (SCID) service in case of absence of the SCID service Clinical Nurse Consultant.



This position is Temporary Full Time up to 26/01/2018 and is classified as a Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1.


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


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.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website https://check.kids.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria 1. Registered Nurse with a current Licence to practice from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and minimum five years full time equivalent post qualification experience.

2. Relevant approved post registration qualification in field of practice or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by the public hospital or public health organisation.

3. Proven clinical leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in nursing practice.

4. Demonstrated high level communication and inter-personal skills.

5. Demonstrated participation in the development of clinical practice underpinned by evidence based research.

6. Demonstrated ability to contribute to strategic and clinical service planning.

7. Proven skills in clinical teaching, the identification of education needs in the clinical area, competency in the use of contemporary information systems.

8. Ability to apply clinical expertise in consultancy with children and families, with the ability to work independently.
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 www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Antoinette Botman
Contact Number 98452799
Closing Date 04/03/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view