Clinical Nurse Specialist - Palliative Care - Griffith

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
REQ105587 Requisition #
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Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2
Remuneration: $98,288.77 - $101,518.63 per annum pro rata
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ105587
Applications Close: 9 July 2019
Vaccination Category A

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Where you will be working


At Murrumbidgee Local Health District we provide a range of public health services to the Riverina and Murray regions of New South Wales across a geographic area of approximately 125,631 square kilometres.  With around 241,000 residents living within our District we employ approximately 3,500 staff who work in our 31 facilities and support services.  Our facilities include a Rural Referral Hospital, Base and District Hospitals, Multi-Purpose Services and Community Health Facilities.


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What you will be doing


Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 (CNS2) and Clinical Midwife Specialist Grade 2 (CMS2) are crucial members of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District Nursing and Midwifery Workforce. The CNS2/CMS2 is responsible for the provision of high level patient centred, evidence-based clinical nursing care and is expected to embrace and lead a practice development philosophy in the delivery of that care.

The CNS/CMS2 encompasses the core criteria of the CNS/CMS1 with additional characteristics of; exercises extended autonomy of decision making and exercises professional knowledge and judgement in providing complex care requiring advanced clinical skills. This outcome is achieved through undertaking comprehensive nursing/midwifery assessments, providing expert consultation and educational support to staff, patients and family in the designated area of clinical practice. The CNS/CMS2 is responsible for evaluation and supervision in the provision of complex nursing/midwifery care directed towards patients/women within the designated area of clinical practice.

The CNS/CMS2 will demonstrate the ability to act as a professional role model, delivering a high level capacity for patient advocacy and cost benefit practice while demonstrating the ability to act as a change agent, provide effective clinical leadership and the ability to practice as an autonomous professional with the capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team environment.

Selection Criteria

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), with demonstrated evidence to meet the NMBA's Registered Nurse standards for practice and meet the NMBA approved standards, codes, guidelines and frameworks commensurate with the position.

  • Post graduate qualifications relevant to the specialty and at least 3 years fulltime equivalent clinical experience in the specialty of the specified post graduate qualification.

  • Demonstrated commitment to own professional development to maintain, improve and broaden knowledge, expertise and competence, capability and develop the personal and professional qualities required through the use of research and evidence based practice reflecting an understanding of contemporary matters.


Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.

Additional Information
  • This recruitment process includes pre-employment Online Safe for Work screening.
  • If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009.  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.
  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa.  For more information, please see

Find out more about applying for this position. For role related queries or questions contact Tara O'Sullivan on



MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.


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