Clinical Nurse Consultant (Ortho-geriatric Service)

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The Role

An opportunity has become available for a Clinical Nurse Consultant (Ortho-geriatric Service) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 10 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to over 550,000 people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.

You will take responsibility for

  • Act as a clinical resource to support staff capacity building and service delivery
  • Determine the current and future clinical education requirements for specialty in collaboration with the Nurse Educator
  • Act as a clinical specialty resource, advocating for clinical specialty knowledge and skills enhancement
  • Consult and apply expert knowledge to achieve integrated care within the area of specialty
  • Actively participate and initiate clinical specialty education, quality and research activities

Requirements for the role

  • A Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent is a mandatory qualification for this position
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 with a current annual practicing certificate from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is essential
  • A Masters or higher qualification within a relevant area is highly desirable. Where the successful applicant does not currently hold this qualification, commitment to completion of post-graduate study would be encouraged
  • This position requires effective computer skills to use clinical information systems and other applications relevant to role


  • Career Development
  • Flexible work policies
  • Leave loading
  • Mentoring
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture

Salary information

  • Permanent full time
  • Base salary ranging from $116 092 - $126 037 per annum
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% leave loading

About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.3 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Acute and sub-acute care in hospital and community settings
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle

About the Acute Care of the Elderly and Geriatric Assessment Unit

Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit is in the B Block on the first floor of the Robina Hospital. The unit has 28 inpatient beds and incorporates the Ortho-geriatric Service, which has 10 designated beds. The Ortho-geriatric Service is dedicated to the perioperative management of geriatric orthopaedic patients over 65 years, admitted with fractured Neck of Femur.  The unit uses a geriatrician-led model of care (MOC) with orthopaedic surgeons as secondary consultants. The model is operationalised using a multidisciplinary approach with specialised medical, nursing and allied health staff. This model is internationally regarded as the best practice MOC for the elderly person with a fractured NOF and supports a reduction in length of stay, incidence of delirium and postoperative complications.

GCH is committed to attracting the right people for our organisation. To help us with this we have developed a Core Capability Framework which defines the skills and behaviours required to perform successfully as an organisation.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button to review the Role Description and submit your application by Wednesday, 12 August 2020.

Job Ad reference: GC349908

Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted. 

12 August 2020
Location: Australia Queensland Gold Coast
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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