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Position Details
Reference Number 400180
Position Title Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 2
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 30/06/2018)
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location , Westmead
Advertised Award/Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award-Clinical Nurse Consultant Gde 2
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS) is the leading body in Australia working in the area of policy and planning for immunisation services. This includes activities in the surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases, vaccine coverage and immunisation adverse events. NCIRS also conducts an extensive program of clinical trials and epidemiologic research funded by diverse sources and is the major partner with University of New South Wales in a NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in Immunisation in Disadvantaged and High Risk Populations.  NCIRS receives funding under agreements with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and NSW Health. The Centre is affiliated with the University of Sydney and staff may have appointments within the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health and the School of Public Health.

NCIRS brings together a group of experts and postgraduate students in public health, paediatrics, internal medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology and laboratory and behavioural sciences.

NCIRS is seeking an additional Clinical Nurse Consultant to manage the active surveillance of adverse events in particular related to influenza vaccination, manage the NHMRC funded Febrile Seizures grant and manage the Adverse Events service as part of the agreed activities NCIRS is undertaking through its MOU with NSW Health

The Clinical Nurse Consultant is responsible for:

¨ Providing expert clinical advice on immunisation practices, techniques, standards, adverse events and vaccination policies to patients, parents, consumers and other health care professionals.

¨ Plans, develops, oversees and implements the day-to-day clinical activities for the adverse events service of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

¨  Provide expert clinical input into the development of the state wide based expanded adverse events service NCIRS is undertaking

¨  Ensures that all clinical activities are carried out in accordance with established standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, ethic regulations, policies, and procedural requirements.

The clinical nurse consultant position is responsible for providing clinical support for the clinical immunisation adverse events service at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The position involves outpatient clinic management, patient interview, advice on vaccination, administering vaccines, database entry, data management and research activities. The position requires a flexible and responsible individual to coordinate the adverse events service of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.  The person will have advanced organisational skills with a proven ability to work well with people.

To provide a standard of excellence according to the individual's level of experience and education for all patients by implementing and maintaining high quality nursing care within a safe environment.

To grow in professional awareness and to be aware of professional developments within the organisation. To practice within the guidelines of the Australian Nursing Code of Ethics and the NSW Nurses' Act.


The position is Temporary Full Time up to 30 June 2018 (with possible extension).

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

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.

**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.

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, with at least three years full time equivalent experience
in the specialty field.

2. Appropriate post registration nursing qualification relevant to specialty (including Australian College of Nursing Immunisation Course for RNs or equivalent) and relevant tertiary qualification.

3. Experience in management of vaccine adverse events.

4. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, set priorities, establish and achieve agreed objectives.

5. Effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to use initiative and critical thinking.

6. Actively contributes to the professional education needs of the specialty and demonstrated commitment to own professional development.

7. Computer skills – proficient in Microsoft Office products including word and excel.

8. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
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 Nicholas Wood
Contact Number 0298451433
Closing Date 27/06/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view