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Registered Nurse Cardiac Scrub Scout - Main Theatre.

Job posted: 08/04/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 173716

Reference: 173716

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Broaden Your Horizons


Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia



  • Join Barwon Health during this exciting expansion and make a difference to our community

  • Gain invaluable experience in an ongoing part-time role within Surgical Services

  • Be part of a dynamic unit and enjoy flexible work life balance- have the dream job and the dream lifestyle in our stunning region filled beaches, countryside, nature, wildlife, parks & vibrant CBD


About the facility


 Operating services at Barwon Health consits of 14 Operating theatres and one endoscopy suite across three points of care; Main Theatre, Gretta Volum Centre & Building B is a newly refurbished expansion to Barwon Health's Operating Services. It comprises of 4 operating theatres, Stage one & two recovery, preadmission and discharge facilities with a focus on Barwon Health's elective surgery restoration plan. We perform approximately 22,000 procedures per year from specialties such as Cardiothoracic, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Oral Faciomaxillary, Plastics, Orthopaedics, Opthalmology, Urology, Vascular and Robotic Surgery.


 About the role


Current opportunities available for Scrub nurse roles within our Cardiac Operating Theatre


Being a member of the Cardiothoracic Scrub/Scout Nursing team at Barwon Health University Hospital Geelong means playing an integral role in an exciting, close knit and supportive group, within a very worthwhile and rewarding specialty. Living and working in Geelong provides many wonderful lifestyle opportunities with the beautiful Surf coast beaches and the city of Melbourne right on our doorstep.


In our Cardiac operating theatres we strive to always work collaboratively, with a key focus on team culture. We are proud to foster exceptional relationships between Nursing staff, Surgeons, specialised Cardiac Anaesthetists, and our Perfusion team. Our aim is to continually promote a supportive environment, to develop and diversify the skills of any new team member. We pride ourselves on our high level of knowledge and skills relating to cardiac procedures and the vital role of the scrub Nurse within our speciality. The cardiac environment can at times be intense, however it is through this collaborative and supportive team environment that we excel in delivering best patient care and outcomes.


Barwon Health’s Cardiac Operating unit services a large catchment area from Outer western Melbourne to the South Australian border of South Western Victoria. We perform XX cardiac procedures per anum across elective and emergency, encompassing a wide variety of stimulating, lifesaving surgical procedures. Due to the nature of complex cardiac surgery on offer at Barwon Health, we function as a tier two ECMO program. We perform interesting aortic work, combined procedures with the vascular team, as well as advanced minimally invasive surgery and cutting edge Robotic procedures.


Cardiac Scrub Nurses are required to be on call during some evenings, weekends and nights for emergency surgery, which can occur 24 hours a day and seven days a week. While working under the supervision of the surgical team, our Nurses also play an important role in readying the operating room and instrumentation for cardiac procedures. They must be organized and prepared, and utilize critical thinking skills to manage any possible complications. Being detail oriented with excellent communication skills and the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and convey them to the surgical team helps to ensure safe, quality care.


To be a Cardiac Nurse at Barwon Health University Hospital is to be an expert in intraoperative Cardiothoracic Nursing. No two days in the operating room are the same. We work long hours for cardiac cases, which can at times be physically and emotionally draining, yet exhilarating. Cardiac Scrub Nursing affords a challenging and exciting career in an incredibly important and satisfying nurse specialization. We would love to welcome new members into our team.


About the culture


 Our mission is to ensure the right equiptment and resource is available to the right patient at the right time in the right place. We are dedicated to imporving access and patient flow to provide a sustainable service that ensures high quality and safe care.


Barwon Health staff benefits 



  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

  • Relocation and sponsorship support options

  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast  


About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA 


Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.



  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.

  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area

  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road

  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries


To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.


Diversity and Inclusion


At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.


At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.


We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.


If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.


We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.


This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation policy.

Registered Nurse Cardiac Scrub Scout - Main Theatre.

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Contact:

Johanne Morris - (03) 4215 5822
Andrew Clissold - (03) 42151838

Registered Nurse Cardiac Scrub Scout - Main Theatre.