Surgical Nurse

Job posted: 25/10/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 45162

Reference: 45162

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Full time, part time, permanent roles
  • Heidelberg location, Austin and Repatriation Campuses
  • $69k-$92k base + salary packaging + super (pro-rata for part time)
  • Family friendly and supportive team culture 
Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the Northeast of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our goal to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The Division of Surgery, Anaesthesia & Procedural Medicine (SAPM)

SAPM is responsible for the management and coordination of surgery; Colorectal, Hepatobilary, Liver and Intestinal transplantation, Upper Gastrointestinal, Cardiac, Thoracic, Orthopaedic, Plastic, Maxillo Facial, ENT, and Urology; gastroenterology and cardiology services. Emergency and elective procedures are delivered to 35,000 patients per year across two sites, in 19 operating theatres, two procedure rooms, four endoscopy suites and two catheter laboratories.

The SAPM Division is currently offering the below exciting opportunities:

IMPORTANT: In your cover letter and application, please ensure you specify the position and site you are applying for.

  • Orthopaedic and Plastics Reconstructive surgery- Ward 8 North
  • Austin Campus
  • Permanent Full time and Part-time hours available- 160hrs/per week

8 North is a 32 bed ward consisting of acute and elective patients specialising in Orthopaedic and Plastics Reconstructive surgery, and Spinal fractures,. The Orthopaedic unit manages a wide variety of acute and elective bone related injuries including degenerative changes and traumatic fractures/injuries which require surgical or non-surgical intervention.

Position closes: 5th January 2023

  • Liver Transplantation, Gastroenterology and Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery- Ward 8 West
  • Austin Campus
  • Permanent Full time and Part-time hours available- 96hrs/per week

Ward 8 West is a 32-bedgeneral surgery, liver transplant, intestinal transplant, and gastroenterology ward. Our general surgical unit provides expertise in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. This patient population comes from approximately 75% Emergency surgery and the critical care area’s which creates an acute and dynamic working environment. The gastroenterology unit cares for those with advanced and complex liver disease, as well as those with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Position closes: 5th January 2023

  • Surgery and Endoscopy Centre (SAEC) 
  • Austin Campus 
  • Permanent Full time/Part-time hours available- 122hrs/per week 

The Surgery and Endoscopy Centre (SAEC) is located across two sites. Day Surgery, DOSA and Endoscopy are managed on level 2 , Austin Tower, Monday to Friday.  Sixteen short stay beds facilitate the care of short stay surgery patients up to 48 hours, this service is located on 9 West and is a 24-hour, seven-day service.

Position closes: 12th December 2022

About the role:

As an Austin Health Nurse you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of evidence-based nursing care in designated medical specialties, in order to optimize health outcomes for the community.

Key responsibilities will see you:

  • Support a philosophy of care, which is patient focused, from admission to discharge, and where the family is welcome in the carers 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, through personal professional development, to plan, prioritize and implement holistic patient care

About you: 

You will be someone who enjoys working as a part of a supportive team committed to excellence in patient care.  You’ll have an interest in self-development and education, and actively seek out opportunities to grow your skillset.

You’ll further have:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse registration
  • Acute clinical experience and knowledge
  • A commitment to quality, best practice and environmental safety
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form

Our benefits:

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Six weeks annual leave

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value, and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies, and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQI+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working with Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Surgical Nurse

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Elizabeth Dungan - (03) 9496 4534
Salliece Byford - (03) 9496 6841

Surgical Nurse