Position Details
Reference Number 37408
Position Title Registered Nurse G2
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Austin Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Ward 8 West
Hours per Week 38.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting oppurtunity exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Registered Nurse in our Surgical and Procedural Medicine department. 


Ward 8 West is a 32 bed general surgery, liver transplant, intestinal transplant and gastroenterology ward. Our general surgical unit provides expertise in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. This patient population comes from approximately 75% Emergency surgery and the critical care area’s which creates an acute and dynamic working environment.  The gastroenterology unit cares for those with advanced and complex liver disease, as well as those with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. TPN and fistula management is also a key part of care provided on 8 West. The Victorian Liver Transplant Unit provides liver transplantation services for all of Victoria, Tasmania, and parts of Southern New South Wales and performed Australia’s first intestinal transplant in 2010.


Essential Knowledge and skills:

  • Registered Nurse Division 1 (General) AHPRA
  • Acute Nursing experience
  • A patient focused approach to care
  • Commitment to further self-development & education
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Commitment to quality, best practice and environmental safety
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve in a variety of situations
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Up to date first line emergency skills including BLS and appropriate rapid assessment and decision making to manage an acutely unwell patient
  • Ability to be flexible and work as part of a dynamic team
  • Conduct themselves with professional behavior in line with Austin Health’s values  

  • Our actions show we care 

  • We bring our best 

  • We shape the future 

  • Together we achieve  

  • Comply with Austin Health policies & procedures, as amended from time to time, which can be located on the intranet (The Pulse): 

  • Report incidents or near misses that have or could have impact on safety - participate in identification and prevention of risks 

  • Comply with the Code of Conduct 

  • Participate in Austin Health’s annual Performance Review and Development (PRD) program as required. 

  • Engage in processes to monitor service delivery and participate in improvement activities. 

  • Undertake not to reveal to any person or entity any confidential information relating to patients, employees, policies, and processes and do not make public statements relating to the affairs of Austin Health without prior authority of the Chief Executive Officer  

  • Report incidents or near misses that have or could have impact on safety - participate in identification and prevention of risks. 

  • Participate in the emergency incident response activities as directed. 

  • Manage unit resources responsibly, efficiently and effectively. 

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Contact Person Kate Bastin
Contact Number (03) 9496 5769
Alternate Contact Person Jessica carty
Alternate Contact Number (__) ____ ____
Closing Date 18/05/2021
Position Description
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