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Table 4 CNCs perceptions of components of the domain ‘Clinical Leadership’ (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 As an expert clinician, acts as a role model in the clinical setting. 5 (83) 9 (100) 1 (100)
Grade 1 Contributes to the development and management of clinical processes 5 (83) 9 (100) 1 (100)
Grade 1 Provides leadership in the ongoing review of clinical practice at facility or area health service, as required. 5 (83) 9 (100) 1 (100
Grade 2 Provides leadership in the ongoing review of clinical practice for a more complex service, i.e. a service provided at multiple sites or by multiple CNC/CMC’s across an area health service. 3 (50) 8 (89) 1 (100)
Grade 2 Participates in State and National working parties. 2 (33) 5 (56) 1 (100)
Grade 2 Assumes leadership roles, which promote broader advancement of clinical practice 2 (33) 4 (44) 1 (100)
Grade 3 Provides leadership in State, National and/or International nursing bodies and/or specialist clinical groups. 2 (33) 4 (44) 1 (100)
Grade 3 Initiates collaborative ventures with academic colleagues 2 (33) 3 (33) 0 (0)
  Not applicable. 1 (17) 0 (0) 0 (0)