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Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1 - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery... Canberra ACT ACT Health Canberra ACT

Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1 - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery... Canberra ACT

Canberra ACT
2021-01-10 17:52:05
Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1 - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery... Canberra ACT
Job Title: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Coordinator

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1

Position Number: 46834

Annual Salary: $108,237 - $112,691

Branch: Surgery

Section: Surgical Bookings

Vacancy Type: Temporary, Part time, 24 hours per week

Duration: Three - six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency

Closing Date: 20 January 2021

Contact Officer: Nicole Larkin (02) 5124 2601 [email protected]

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community?based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega... Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

• The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.

• University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.

• Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.

• Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.

• A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

The Division of Surgery is responsible for delivering inpatient and outpatient surgical services to the ACT and surrounding region. The Division includes Surgical Bookings and Pre-Admission Clinic, Anaesthesia, Pain Management Unit, Operating Theatres, Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit, Day Surgery Unit and Admissions / Extended Day Surgery Unit, specialist surgical ward areas, and the Orthopaedic Research Unit.

As part of the Division of Surgery, the ERAS Coordinator will form part of the Surgical Bookings team. In this position you will work autonomously and in collaboration with the surgical teams, anaesthetic teams, elective surgery liaison nurses, allied health and pre-admission clinic nursing and ward nursing teams to coordinate and oversee ERAS patients through all stages of the perioperative continuum of care. You will also be responsible for audit/recording key performance indicators and reporting.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.

Notes: This is a temporary position available for three to six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. This position is part-time at (24.00) hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata. This position works weekdays from 0800-1630 (no weekends or shift work). An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months.


• Coordinate all aspects of ERAS patients when booked for elective surgery in an efficient, transparent and patient focused manner.

• Coordinate and oversee ERAS clinical management plans for patients in consultation with Surgical Teams, Anaesthetic teams, Allied Health and Nursing and other services as required.

• Actively participate in ERAS multidisciplinary meetings to plan surgery for patients.

• Foster and provide an environment ensuring open and responsive communication flows which encourages regular feedback and innovation including change to meet the demands within health and clinical environments.

• Demonstrated competence in the use of Information Technology in health service provision including the use of data collection and reporting.

• Actively participate in multidisciplinary team meetings regarding the review, development, monitoring and evaluation of: quality improvement outcomes, client care and safety improvement initiatives.

• Perform clinical and administrative audits to provide accurate and timely data for reporting to various committees within the Division of Surgery.

• Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high quality person and family centred, safe and high quality patient care.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven expert knowledge and practice in a surgical area and a proven ability to utilise advanced critical thinking and risk management approaches, with extensive clinical experience in nursing.

2. Highly developed oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a range of internal/external clients, stakeholders and service providers.

3. Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to delegate, develop and provide direction to staff within a changing and innovative organisation.

4. Proven ability to work under minimal supervision and use initiative to think strategically and problem solve as required, access appropriate resources available as needed.

5. Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above
Canberra ACT Australia (+1 other)
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