• Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Modbury Hospital – Modbury
  • Salary: $84,870 – $107,279 p.a. (pro rata) – RN2C – Temporary Part-Time – working 32 hours per week, up to 1 February 2025

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Clinical Nurse within the Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Division.

Our service is committed to providing best practice care 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. Shared team values has led to the creation of a highly functional team with a positive workplace culture.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and energetic Clinical Nurse to join our Transition Care Program (TCP). The Transition Care Program is an established Commonwealth funded specialist subacute program. The program delivers short term care that seeks to optimise the function and independence of older people following a hospital stay. Transition care is goal orientated, time limited and therapy focused. The program provides older people with packages of services that include low intensity therapy such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy as well as social work, nursing support or personal care to maintain and improve physical and or cognitive functioning.

The NALHN TCP includes both residential (within a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF)) and community tranches to support exit from hospital and to avoid premature entry into residential care.

As a Clinical Nurse you will provide nursing and/or midwifery services in a variety of health service settings which has been consolidated by experience and/or further study, developing from a competent to proficient practitioner. In this role you will accept accountability for your own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff. The Clinical Nurse role continues to be predominantly clinical in nature, however employees are assigned appropriate portfolios.

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 may 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.

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.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a passionate, highly driven, dedicated and progressive team.

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.


  • 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: 870998


870998 – Clinical Nurse – Transition Care Program – 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: 870998

Closing Date for Applications: 5 July 2024, 11.55pm
Name of Contact Person: Office of Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (08) 7321 4232