2024 Graduate Certificate in Perioperative/ Perianaesthetic Nursing

Job posted: 24/08/2023
Applications close: 20/10/2023 (Midnight)
29 days remaining

29 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 20572

Reference: 20572

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan


 An exciting opportunity for motivated learners, to gain post graduate qualifications in perioperative/peri-anaesthetic nursing and to join the dedicated team in Perioperative Services at Mercy Hospital for Women. Applications are open for the 2024 intake of the Graduate certificate in Perioperative, Intraoperative or Peri-anaesthetic Nursing at Mercy Hospital for Women Heidelberg in conjunction with our affiliate partner Deakin University.

  •  One year fixed term contract of at least 64 hours per fortnight with opportunities for ongoing employment
  • Commence February 2024
  • Clinical placement is provided by Mercy Hospital for Women with support from Perioperative Management, a Clinical Educator, experienced clinical preceptors and the theoretical component through Deakin University. Further information available on the Deakin University website
  • Deakin University offer three streams of study, Perioperative, Intraoperative and Peri-anaesthetic, all supported by Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Clinical experience is offered in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Uro-Gynaecology, Reproductive medicine, Endo surgery, Oncology, Day surgery, Acute Pain, Anaesthetics and Post Anaesthetic nursing


  • Essential – 24 months relevant acute nursing experience prior to commencement
  • Prior perioperative/ peri-anaesthetic experience
  • Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills that supports cohesive and collaborative teamwork


Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women's health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

 Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.



Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services. 


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


  • Denise Geoghegan, Perioperative Educator
  • Email: mgeoghegan@mercy.com.au
  • Phone: (03) 8458 4112
  • Jenny Telfer, Perioperative Services Manager
  • Email: jtelfer@mercy.com.au

2024 Graduate Certificate in Perioperative/ Perianaesthetic  Nursing

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Denise Geoghegan - (03) 8458 4112
Jenny Telfer - (03) 8458 4108

2024 Graduate Certificate in Perioperative/ Perianaesthetic  Nursing