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Clinical Nurse Facilitator (SCN) - Registered Nurse Level 2

  • Hobart, TAS, Australia, 7000
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Feb 8 2023

An exciting new opportunity exist for a suitably qualified Registered Nurse and/or Registered Midwife to join Calvary Hobart as a Clinical Nurse Facilitator for Special Care Nursery (SCN). Calvary Hobart's SCN is a level 2 nursery attached to a 21 bed Maternity and Women's Health Service. SCN is licensed for up to 9 babies from 34 weeks requiring management of a wide variety of medical conditions including but not limited to prematurity, low birth weight, respiratory distress syndrome, hypoglycaemia, hyperbilirubinemia and sepsis. 

 About the role

The successful applicant will be responsible for the provision of quality and safe clinical care, contributing to the professional development of staff, provision of parent education, evaluation of clinical practice and meeting of clinical compliance requirements. As this is a newly created position there is opportunity for the successful applicant to play a pivotal part in developing the role and growing the service.

The position is a permanent part time role for 48 hours per fortnight (negotiable). These hours will be rostered between Monday- Friday and dependent on the needs of the service. Located at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement change management strategies as required to develop and maintain a contemporary neonatal service in line with strategic services initiatives.
  • Ensure the development/review of clinical procedure and policy relating to clinical practice within the SCN.
  • Develop and manage human, financial, and capital resources to provide quality cost effective neonatal care, including operating within the established budgets.
  • Encourage and support nursery staff to engage with further education to enhance their neonatal skills and knowledge.
  • Develop, coordinate and provide timely and effective communication and feedback to relevant stakeholders.

What you bring 

  • Unconditional Registration or eligibility to register with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse and/or Midwife

  • Significant recent experience as a Nurse/Midwife demonstrating competence in advanced neonatal practice, incorporating a risk management approach whilst working within the professional legislation and existing policies and procedures

  • Demonstrated experience in leading a specialised clinical team

  • Well-developed communication skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development of self and others

  • Demonstrated high level negotiation skills, problem solving and delegation skills, and the ability to liaise effectively with multi-disciplinary team members

  • Demonstrated commitment to, and understanding of, principles of quality management, midwifery practice review, policy development and research

  • A sound understanding of The National safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards 2nd Edition

  • Familiarity with collection, analysis and reporting of clinical indicators

  • Well-developed computer and information technology skills 


For further information please contact Sally Jarvis, Nurse Unit Manager, Maternity & Women's Services on 62785328 or

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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