Registered Nurse

Job posted: 07/09/2021
Applications close: 28/09/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 42385

Reference: 42385

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Cardiac Care Registered Nurses –Western Health Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

  • Join our friendly and growing team in the Coronary Care Unit

  • Contribute to the decisions that shape our growing health service

  • Join our growing service which will move to state of the art facilities with the opening of the new Footscray Hospital and expanding cardiac program

About the role

The Coronary Care Unit at Western Health are seeking applications from Registered Nurses (RN) with postgraduate qualifications and experience in Cardiac Nursing who demonstrate outstanding clinical and communication skills and a strong drive for teamwork and continuous professional development throughout their career. 

The Coronary Care Unit is located at Footscray and Sunshine campus, with a total of 46 beds across both campuses that is supported by a 24 hour on call Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Theatre, and Intensive Care Unit. The provision of best care for patients with acute cardiology and vascular conditions is paramount, alongside the multidisciplinary team. The Western Health CCU nursing team are dynamic and skilled and are dedicated to providing a positive patient experience. 

These positions are permanent part time and involve working a rotating roster. Full time hours are also available.

Cardiac nurses at Western Health have the opportunity to:

  • Care for complex cardiology conditions such as Acute Coronary Syndrome, heart failure and arrhythmias

  • Care for the acute vascular patient post-surgical and interventional procedures

  • Work towards Clinical Nurse Specialist and leadership positions

  • Contribute to the development of future cardiac nurses by mentoring Graduate RN’s and students undertaking postgraduate cardiac studies


  • Ensure high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health policies and procedures

  • Provide exceptional care to patients with acute cardiac and vascular conditions

  • Opportunity to undertake leadership roles and development programs

  • Role model strong clinical and professional behaviours and lead by example

Essential criteria

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing qualification with RN Registration through NMBA

  • Successful completion of Postgraduate qualification in Cardiac or Critical Care Nursing or working towards completion of postgraduate qualification.

  • Currently working in a cardiac care or critical care area, or experienced in the field

  • Competent in Advanced Life Support (ALS) to facilitate care and transport of monitored patients

  • Demonstrate excellent clinical and organisation skills

  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Highly developed communication and teamwork abilities

  • Willingness to nurture junior staff and contribute to ward portfolios

Highly desirable criteria

  • Currently working in a cardiac care or critical care area, or experienced in the field

  • Wound Expertise

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Registered Nurse

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Registered Nurse