• Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Modbury Hospital – Modbury
  • Salary: $84,870 – $107,279 p.a. (pro rata) – RN2C – Ongoing Part-Time – working 20 hours per week

About the Role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and energetic Clinical Nurse to join our Care Awaiting Placement Program (CAP). CAP provides care for Older People within the NALHN catchment area in an off site Residential Aged Care Facility. CAP is designed as an acuity step down from the hospital environment and provides a valuable alternative to ward-based hospital care for consumers who are considered fit for discharge but are unable to return home at the current time. Many consumers who access CAP are awaiting the securing of a respite or permanent bed or are awaiting transition to a restorative program to best suit their after hospital needs.

Staff within the CAP Program work collaboratively with the Residential Aged Care Facility staff and assist in care coordination and discharge planning. Our service is committed to providing optimal outcomes that supports consumer choice and celebrates individuality in ageing. We deliver innovative, holistic, person-centred care to a diverse group of Geriatric clients. We promote ageing with dignity, respect and compassion through valuing patients time, supportive communication and shared decision making.

The autonomous role of Clinical Nurse provides opportunity for further learning and upskilling into other senior nursing roles such as Geriatric Nurse Consultant. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to experience working in new community based Geriatric Services that are due to launch within NALHN later in 2024.

To be eligible for this position, you must be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and hold, or be eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate.

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.

About Us:

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.

With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.

Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.

Benefits of working at NALHN:

From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.

Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.

About You:

Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Registered Nurse looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.

You will be part of a growing Local Health Network (LHN) that provides an expanding suite of treatment modalities in contemporary, modern facilities.

In this role you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to successfully problem solve, resolve conflicts and negotiate, including the ability to engage in difficult conversations, whilst building and maintaining relationships. An ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities and demonstrated resilience within a stressful and complex environment is essential to this role.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 867293


867293 – Clinical Nurse – Care Awaiting Placement – RN2C – role description.pdf

* Refer to the SA Health Career Website – How to apply for further information.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 867293

Closing Date for Applications: 7 June 2024, 11.55pm
Name of Contact Person: Office of Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (08) 7321 4248