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Health Care Access at Schools | Full-time Temporary with a Possibility ofPermanency

Closes: 07 July 2022

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $100,957 - $107,000 plus superannuation
Position No: 01261 - 023PB
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 June 2022
Contact Officer: Melanie Taylor on or

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

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The Healthcare Access at School (HAAS) program is delivered in a partnership between Canberra Health Services and the Education Directorate.

The program supports students in ACT public schools with a range of health conditions who require complex or invasive tasks or procedures to be undertaken during school hours.

Under the HAAS Program, the Registered Nurse provides training for school-based staff to ensure they are competent and confident in meeting the healthcare needs of individual students, allowing these students to safely attend school.

The HAAS nurse also provides a link between families, schools, and the child’s health professionals.

This is an opportunity to use your valuable knowledge and skills in a different way; one that has a long-lasting beneficial outcome for children and young people living with complex health conditions, their families, and their schools. The HAAS team is positive and dynamic, and you will be welcomed and well supported as you learn the role.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide a responsive approach to meet the needs of the stakeholdersAn ability to work respectfully in partnership with a range of stakeholdersAbility to contribute positively to team culture, demonstrating kindness to colleagues and clientsWell-developed communication and interpersonal skills

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Relevant tertiary qualifications and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working professionally in paediatrics is preferred. The successful applicant will need to.

Have an understanding of how the indicators align with this role.Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the , , and .Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)Hold a current driver’s licence.

Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of five months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Part time hours may be considered and the full time salary above will be paid pro rata.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to -

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This is a temporary position available for a period of five months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Part time hours may be considered and the full time salary above will be paid pro rata.

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

canberra, ACT, AU