Elective Surgery Access Nurse

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 14/08/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 24234

Reference: 24234

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Elective Surgery Access Nurse - Bookings Office

  • Fixed term hours available until September 2023!

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and well being of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

Elective Bookings provides women with a thorough and holistic health assessment within a streamlined and efficient system. The triage process ensures that on admission women are well informed about their planned procedure, their stay in hospital and that they are medically fit for surgery.

The role of the Elective Surgery Access Nurse is to provide a streamlined approach to the Pre admission process and establish a central point of contact with continuity of care for the patient waiting for elective surgery. The Elective Surgery Nurse  works both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to assess the health and social status of patients preoperatively, ensures patients are well informed and prepared for their elective surgery procedure, and schedules patients for surgery considering effective use of resources.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Providing a central point of contact for Patients, Medical, Nursing, Allied Health and Clerical staff in relation to patient’s elective surgery procedure.

  • Communicating effectively with patients, their relatives, and all hospital staff.

  • Ensure theatre scheduling effectively and efficiently utilises the allocated operating theatre time.

  • Ensure patients are managed and prepared for their surgery according to the DHS Elective Surgery Access Policy.

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Recent experience in Elective Bookings

  • Knowledge of the ESAP and RWH Elective Surgery guideline

  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a collaborative team.

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Experience using a computer and with using Microsoft Word applications, IPM, email and the Internet.

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters. 

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please be aware that in line with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all workers at the Women's regardless of role, will be required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption.

Influenza Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, some health care workers are now required to have their flu vaccination to work in health care. Evidence of vaccination is required.

As this role fits into category A or B of the departments risk ratings, applicants will be required to have been vaccinated against influenza. Evidence of vaccination is required.

All applicants will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email HR.Enquiries@thewomens.org.au

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Zoe Carman - (03) 8345 3380

Elective Surgery Access Nurse