Clinical Nurse Consultant, Critical Care

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Critical Care

Job Title: Clinical Nurse Consultant, Critical Care
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Broken Hill, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH26293_1574135055
Contact Name: Emma Chapman Davies
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 19, 2019 14:50

Job Description

About the Organisation

Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) is a government funded health organisation providing care to a population of approximately 30,740. Bordering three states and covering an area of 194,949 square kilometres, FWLHD is the second largest NSW Local Health District in terms of geographic area. With nine facilities and an approximate budget of $115 million, FWLHD provides high quality clinical services and works with their communities to enable people to be as healthy as possible.

About the Opportunity

The District is seeking an experienced Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 2 (CNC) with clinical expertise in Critical Care to join their team. Operating with a high level of autonomy in this stand-alone position, the CNC will partner closely with both internal and external stakeholders to assist with and lead a broad range of initiatives relating to clinical practice, programs and projects. This will include areas such as education, clinical governance, DETECT and rapid response. Working within and supported by the broader Critical Care network across NSW, the CNC will have responsibility for the implementation and management of state-wide programs and models of care within the District such as Nurse Delegated Emergency Care (NDEC).

Reporting to the Nurse Manager Policy, Practice & Initiatives, the CNC Critical Care will;

  • Develop, implement and evaluate care management plans for patients with complex health needs.
  • Promote and lead a culture that facilitates the ongoing review and development of more complex and advanced clinical practice.
  • Engage and build relationships with both internal and externals stakeholders to fulfil the domains of the CNC, including planning/implementing clinical education; promoting evidence-based best practice,
  • Undertake clinical service strategic and operational planning, coordination and management of critical care projects.

To be based in Broken Hill, supported travel will be required across the District and NSW.

This is a role that provides the best of both worlds, combining both clinical practice and the ability to drive policy, procedure and program improvement and development. With outstanding continuing Learning & Development within the District, opportunities exist for continued fast-tracked career progression in a dynamic clinical environment and community.

About You

The successful candidate will have current AHPRA registration and appropriate tertiary qualifications relevant to the specialty field of critical care with five years' work experience in this field. In addition, the successful candidate will have;

  • An affinity to work within a vibrant regional community.
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise and proven ability to provide clinical leadership in the provision, review and development clinical practice utilising an evidence-based approach.
  • A track record developing, implementing, presenting and evaluating education, educational resources and clinical procedures and policies to colleagues and community members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of autonomy and influence and implement change.

This experience may have been gained within a public health service, or private acute provider.

FWLHD values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community it serves. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability.

For a confidential discussion or role related queries, please call Emma Chapman-Davies of The Orchard Talent Group on (02) 9157 6207 or email

Applications close Sunday 15th December.