Position Details
Reference Number 43577
Position Title Anaesthetic & Recovery Nurse Bank
Employment Status Casual
Location All Sites
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Nurse Bank
Hours per Week 0.00
Position Summary

About Austin Health

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services in the northeast of Melbourne. We are world-renowned for research and specialist work in cancer, liver and intestinal transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.


Austin Bank is recruiting highly experienced and motivated Registered nurses to work in our Perioperative units in Austin Health.

Peri operative services include 19 operating rooms across the two campuses – Austin Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. Both campuses service a wide variety of surgical specialties and offer a great opportunity to work within a dynamic and highly skilled workforce. Our Peri-operative units provide a stable and supportive environment where nursing staff can continue to develop new knowledge and skills.

For further information regarding the specifics of surgical specialties please go to Austin Health website, Operating Room Services page

We are seeking experienced Anaesthetics and Recovery Nurses.

Successful applicants will possess a patient centre approach to care delivery and enjoy the challenge of working within a dynamic environment. Austin Bank nurses are an important part of the organisation and are the face of Austin Health’s Workforce team.

Working on Austin Bank allows you to design your own roster to support your lifestyle through our easy to navigate online system. You will be part of a flexible Workforce, and may receive shifts at short notice or up to 4 weeks in advance as available.

Expectations of role

As a Registered or Enrolled Nurse working with Austin Health, it is expected that you will:

  • Practice within own scope of practice in accordance with legislation and policy affecting nursing practice and healthcare
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice
  • Practise in a way that acknowledges the dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights of individuals /groups and aligning to Austin Health’s organisational values.
  • Act as an advocate for patients within organisational and management structures of Austin Health.
  • Recognise the difference in accountability and responsibility between registered nurses, enrolled nurses and unlicensed health care workers

Duties for Anaesthetic and Recovery nurses:

  • Assist in the delivery of anaesthesia to patients undergoing surgery
  • Conduct patient identification and procedure matching
  • Deliver postoperative care to patients in recovery
  • Monitor and manage the haemodynamic status of patients

The successful applicant will need to:

  • Possess exceptional communication skills
  • Have a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Have a minimum of 12 months Australian experience within a perioperative environment
  • Have completed Post graduate qualifications in relevant field i.e. Perianaesthesia or Critical Care nursing
  • Have Australian working rights
  • Not work more than 64hrs in a fortnight across other organisations
  • Provide a minimum of 2 clinical references including a current NUM or manager, and an ANUM or Nurse Educator level
  • Commit to being available to work a minimum of one shift a fortnight

If you have previously been unsuccessful in your application to our nurse bank you are required to gain a minimum 12 month’s further clinical nursing experience before reapplying.

Please include in your application a current Certificate of Service if you are employed with a nursing agency.

Austin Nurses are committed to creating the best patient experience:


  • Active involvement in decision making
  • Timely access to information and resources
  • Working as part of interdisciplinary team
  • Accountability for continuing professional development

Work with us! Your reward is to work in fun, passionate and supportive team, 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.

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you work 64 hrs or less per fortnight across other organisations?
Essential: Do you have at least one(1) years recent experience in an Australian perioperative or critical care setting?
Essential: Have you applied for Nurse Bank in the last 12 months?
Essential: Do you hold a current NMBA registration?
Essential: Have you received your 3rd Covid-19 vaccination dose?
Contact Person Elizabeth Dungan
Contact Number (03) 9496 4534
Alternate Contact Person Renee Barbour
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 5526
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
Nurse Bank Anaesthesia Recovery RN May 2022.pdf Open
Application Guide click here to view