Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

Job posted: 24/03/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 19567

Reference: 19567

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan


Werribee Mercy Hospital is a public hospital delivering care to the growing community of the West. We are recruiting, to increase our workforce profile, to meet the growing need of our community. Successful applicants will be provided with the opportunity to join our team in the delivery of high quality patient-centred care. Our Emergency Department provides care to over 50,000 patients annually of which 25% are paediatric patients. We have an exciting growth strategy which will lay the foundation for our future growth including $100 million 2 story Emergency Department due for completion in 2027. This growth requires Werribee Mercy to invest heavily in the capability and professional development of the staff who work within the Emergency Department and across the site.

Our community is culturally diverse with 1 in 2 families being born overseas. Patients present with a variety of medical and surgical conditions providing staff with opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills in a supportive environment. Joining our team you will work in a collaborative, driven and supportive multidisciplinary team including Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health and Clerical Staff with the primary focus of delivering patient-centred timely care.

Joining our team you will:

  • Provide timely patient-centred care to patients, family and carers using a holistic approach.
  • Demonstrate excellent clinical knowledge and assessment skills.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to ensure the best clinical outcomes and experience for patients and their families.
  • Demonstrate the core values of Mercy Health while working within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work in established nurse – patient ratios
  • Manage work life balance with flexible rostering options; Full-time, Part-time permanent and fixed term positions available.
  • Salary as per the Nursing Award (~$35 - $46 per hour) with salary packaging options – pay less tax, take home more pay!
  • Visa sponsorship and relocation allowance available to eligible candidates


  • Current Nursing Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Emergency/Critical Care Nursing
  • Excellent clinical assessment and time management skills.
  • High level of communication skills and experience working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Positive attitude towards continuous improvement, innovation and change.
  • Post Graduate qualifications in Emergency Nursing (Desirable)


Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, paediatric, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has undergone significant expansion with the opening of an intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a perfectly positioned hospital with easy access on and off the M1 Princes Freeway, walking distance to Hoppers Crossing train station, café and shops, and is co-located adjacent to a privately operated childcare facility that delivers childcare to pre-school age children.

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).

Contact Details

  • Lejla Ridzalovic

    Nurse Unit Manager – Emergency Department

    Ph (03) 8754 3310

    Email LRidzalovic@mercy.c

Please Note: Shortlisting of applicants will commence immediately. Advert may be closed sooner than the advertised date if a suitable applicant is appointed.

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Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Lejla Ridzalovic Nurse Unit Manager- Emergency Department - (03) 8754 3310

Registered Nurse - Emergency Department