Position Details
Reference Number 25874
Position Title Registered Nurse G2
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Austin Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area 8 North
Hours per Week 168.00
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 part time or full time opportunity exists for an experienced and enthusiastic orthopaedics and plastics Registered Nurse to join our dynamic nursing team on 8 North. 

8North is a 32 bed ward consisting of acute and elective patients specialising in Orthopaedic and Plastics Reconstructive surgery.


The Orthopaedic unit manages a wide variety of acute and elective bone related injuries including degenerative changes and traumatic fractures/injuries which require surgical or non-surgical intervention.  

The Austin is the main tertiary hospital in Victoria for acute spinal injuries and therefore 8 North specialises in spinal fractures not involving spinal cord injuries. Patients with spinal fractures are directly transferred to 8 North from all over Victoria to receive consultation and management of their injuries.


The Plastic surgery unit performs both acute, elective reconstructive surgery and management of patients with congenital abnormalities, traumatic injuries, chronic wounds and neoplastic diseases.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate: 

  • A commitment to Austin Health values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
  • Registered Nurse, Division 1 (General) Nurses Board of Victoria.
  • Patient/customer focused approach to care delivery 
  • Open, flexible & innovative 
  • Advanced interpersonal skills 
  • Commitment to quality, best practice and environmental safety 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form 
  • Ability to problem solve in a variety of situations 
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to work autonomously.

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 Katy-Jane Britten
Contact Number (03) 9496 5819
Closing Date 22/02/2018
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