Position Details
Reference Number 36659
Position Title Registered Nurse G2
Employment Status Fixed Term Part Time
Location Austin Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Ward 8 East
Hours per Week 32.00
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 opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and experienced Registered Nurse to join ward 8 East.

Ward 8 East is a dynamic and busy 32-bed surgical ward caring for Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI), Colorectal (CRS4) and Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB/T) surgical patients.  8 East also manages Gastroenterology patients on occasion.

Details of position/position requirements

  • Ensure confidentiality by undertaking not to reveal to any person or entity any confidential information relating to patients and employees, policies, processes and dealings including making public statements relating to the affairs of Austin Health without prior authority of the Chief Executive Officer.
  • To support the provision of quality patient care throughout the ward through the promotion of values and principles, which underpin best practice; nursing and departmental standards are current, known and accessible and meet organisational, professional, ethical and legal requirements. 
  • To ensure that patient care standards meet professional, organisational, legal and ethical requirements.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of own performance – self-development is actively maintained and performance is appraised.
  • To support a philosophy of care, which is, patient focused, where care is integrated from pre-admission to post-discharge and where the family is welcome in the carer’s team.
  • Ensure the well-being and safety of patients by following the values and principles, which underpin best practice in relation to patient, care, education and patient rights.
  • Achieve and maintain the skills necessary to plan, prioritise and implement holistic patient care.
  • Assist with medical and diagnostic procedures carried out within the unit.
  • Assist with the education and orientation to the workplace of new, undergraduate students and casual staff.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include:

  • Registered Nurse, Division 1 (General)
  • 2 Years’ experience in acute surgical nursing, specifically colorectal and upper G.I.
  • 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.

Selection Criteria Desirable: At least 1 Year experience working on a colorectal and upper G.I. ward.
Contact Person Billy Strachan
Contact Number (03) 9496 5659
Closing Date 28/02/2021
Position Description
Austin Health Position Description RN 2020.pdf Open
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