Reports to: Nurse Manager or Clinical Nurse Leader

Main objectives: To provide clinical leadership and promote excellence in the clinical practice of nursing.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Manage nursing care to achieve patient focused care. Engage in clinical practice monitoring with the clinical team.
  • Advise on nursing matters which enables units to function safely and competently within set standards and objectives.
  • Educate/train clinical staff by using innovations in clinical nursing practice based on research and promoting research findings.
  • Facilitate the setting of standards of surgical nursing and nursing practice with continued maintenance and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership and be a pivotal focus for change.
  • Educate patients/clients/family to improve knowledge of disease/illness, self-management prevention of complications and promotion of recovery.
  • Ensure compliance with Clinician responsibility for Workplace Health and Safety under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

Typical qualifications and experience: Registered General and Obstetric Nurse with significant clinical nursing experience and a minimum three years recent broad-based surgical experience.