Overview

Western NSW Local Health District

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To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

Employment TypePermanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant – Grade 1
Remuneration: $115,382.47 – $117,740.94 pa (plus super)
Hours per week: 38
Location:
Dubbo NSW

Clinical Nurse Coordinator – Infection and Prevention Control
Dubbo Health Service

About the role:
The Clinical Nurse Consultant provides expert clinical organisation, coordination, leadership and consultancy services within the area of nursing specialty across service groups, target populations and health care professionals within the Western NSW Local Health District. This position will lead the way for Infection Prevention and Control by providing surveillance and monitoring of infection rates and hand hygiene audits. Leading the way in Infection Prevention & Control, you will assist with the redevelopment of Dubbo Health Service, oversee the staff health vaccination program and provide education at ward level.
This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered. 

Where you’ll be working:  
Dubbo is a major regional city with a population of around 41,000 people, situated on the Macquarie River, 420 km north-west of Sydney. It is a progressive city with a thriving town centre. There are daily flights, trains and buses to the eastern seaboard and many regional towns. Known as the cosmopolitan heart of New South Wales, Dubbo has great shopping and sporting facilities and provides a perfect base from which to explore the eastern interior of our beautiful state.

Living in Dubbo you’ll be rewarded with a relaxed and convenient lifestyle. Residents who have relocated to live and work here have described the real sense of community as the key difference that sets it apart from metropolitan cities such as Sydney. People here are relaxed, down to earth, friendly and so welcoming.

Visit http://dubbo.com.au/ for more information.

For more information about the redevelopment of Dubbo Health Service please visit www.dubbohospitalredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Watch our video to find out what it is like to work with the Western NSW Local Health District.

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career. 
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Candidates should note we are unable to sponsor working visas for this position.

Applications will close 21 Oct 2021 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Kaye Simpson on (02) 6809 6505 or Kaye.simpson@health.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.