• Central Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Geriatric Services, Adelaide
  • Salary RN-3 $121,537 – $126,970
  • Temporary full-time Up to 30th June 2027.

About the role

In the course of fulfilling the role of Nurse Consultant (Level 3), nurses at this level provide clinical nursing expertise and resident / patient management for individual patients presenting with and exhibiting very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (Tier 5/6). Employees in this role accept accountability for the outcomes of nursing practice for the Specialist Dementia Care Unit (SDCU) resident/patient group and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.

Various practice models may be used to enact this role, including but not limited to:

  • Providing clinical leadership to nurses;
  • Coordination and leadership of projects and/or programs that contribute clinical expertise to improve resident/patient/client/service outcomes;
  • Nurse Practitioner Candidate: Nurses classified at this level are working towards becoming an expert and being able to provide extended practice in their specialist field, within their scope of practice. They develop their capacity for extended practice by increasing their knowledge and skills through ongoing clinical exposure, post graduate qualifications and mentoring, with supervision by an authorised nurse practitioner and/or medical staff.


  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate.


The Central Adelaide Local Health Network includes South’s Australia’s major quaternary facility, the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, and the Repat Health Precinct. We also deliver mental health services at Glenside Health Services and at a range of other locations across the metropolitan and regional areas.

We’re looking for talented staff to join us and help us to shape the future of health through world-class care and world-class research and achieve our vision of being in the top 50 health services in the world and top 5 in Australia.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary packaging available
  • Strong community minded culture and values providing world class care to South Australians
  • Access to Fitness Passport, a discounted workplace health and fitness program available to CALHN staff and their families.
  • Opportunity for movement across the SA Health system: There are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and your career at one of our many metropolitan or regional sites.

Essential Requirements:

Diversity and inclusion: At CALHN we support and foster a culture in which employees feel they belong and feel safe at work. The culture aims to encourage all people to use their talents and to be valued and rewarded for their contributions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application Information:

  • The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
  • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant Immunisation screening.

Applications close: Friday 19 July 2024

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 869684

Kylie Hann
Telephone: +61 466 863 737

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 19 July 2024