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Table 2 CNCs perceptions of components of the domain ‘Clinical Services Planning and Management’ (n = 16)

From: The role of a clinical nurse consultant in an Australian Health District: a quantitative survey

Grade Functions Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
n  = 6 (%) n  = 9 (%) n  = 1 (%)
Grade 1 Identifies future issues and new directions for the service. 5 (83) 7 (78) 1 (100)
Grade 1 Contributes to formal service and strategic planning processes within the organisation. 5 (83) 8 (89) 1 (100)
Grade 1 Plans, implements and evaluates annual plan for nurse consultancy service. 3 (50) 2 (22) 0 (0)
Grade 2 Provides ongoing comprehensive analyses of current practice and the impact of new directions on the clinical specialty service. 5 (83) 5 (56) 0 (0)
Grade 2 Initiates, develops, implements and evaluates strategic changes for the clinical speciality/service. 3 (50) 5 (56) 1 (100)
Grade 3 Undertakes primary responsibility for preparation, implementation and evaluation of annual plan for the clinical service, e.g. Multidisciplinary business plan. 2 (33) 2 (22) 0 (0)
Grade 3 Manages complex projects relating to significant practice change for the organisation. 3 (50) 3 (33) 0 (0)
  Not applicable 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)