Registered Nurse (Grade 2) Surgical –General/Ortho/Plastics/ENT and all Surgical Specialties AUSTRALIA

Job posted: 18/02/2022
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: 173254

Reference: 173254

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Broaden Your Horizons

Align your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Geelong, Australia.

Join the Nursing Team at Barwon Health as Surgical Registered Nurse (Grade 2)

  • Multiple Permanent Part-time & Casual opportunities available

  • Work in a supported inclusive environment that promotes career progression through ongoing training and professional development

  • Extend your career & enhance your lifestyle in the stunning world renowned Barwon region

About the facility 

Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance. Health services available through Barwon Health cover the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care.

The expansion of Surgical Services will see the opening of additional inpatient surgical beds in Building B to support additional elective surgery. The 24 bed ward, located on level 2 will cater for patients from all surgical specialties who need to stay in hospital for up to 48 hours.

The surgical ward areas:-

  • HW4/BBL2 Short Stay Surgical includes General surgery, Plastics, ENT, Gynae, Opthalomolgy, Oral Faciomaxillary, Urology and vascular.

  • HW5 Gynae, vascular, Oral faciomaxillary, ENT and Plastics

  • HW6 General surgical, Urology and Colorectal

  • Bax5 Orthopaedics

About the role

We are expanding our Surgical Services   - Our surgical wards will be supporting X16 Operating theatres across Barwon Health’ through the opening of an additional 40 beds, including the opening of a new ward.

Barwon Health are seeking Nurses with Acute Surgical experience to register their interest in joining our teams. We have various employment opportunities available within the acute surgical wards at University Hospital Geelong, inclusive of Permanent Part-time & Casual. Tell us where you want to go and we will help you get there! Tell us what hours you want and we will try to accommodate! Talk to us about your career aspirations!

 As the Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for the provision of patient focused holistic nursing care to those assigned to you, in order to achieve desired clinical outcomes.

Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Delivering consumer centred care that meets best practice standards and in line with Barwon Health requirements

  • Providing quality patient care using an evidence based approach

  • Participation in regular audit processes to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory bodies is maintained

Operating Services

A key site associated with University Hospital Geelong, 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. Barwon Health’s Operating Services includes 3 points of care; Main theatres, Gretta Volum Centre and now Building B. Between the 3 points of care there are 16 theatres and one endoscopy suite, we perform approximately 22,000 procedures per year from specialities such as; Cardiothoracic, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Oral Faciomaxillary, Plastics, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmology, Urology, Vascular and Robotic Surgery.


You will work with an innovative team who maintain extensive knowledge, experience in nursing.  You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.  If you enjoy a challenge and are looking to work in a friendly, well supported team, we urge you to apply. Our mission is to ensure the right equipment and resource is available to the right patient at the right time in the right place. We are dedicated to improving access and patient flow to provide a sustainable service that ensures high quality and safe care.

 Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

  • Relocation and sponsorship support options

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

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

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 (Grade 2) Surgical –General/Ortho/Plastics/ENT and all Surgical Specialties AUSTRALIA

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Johanne Morris - (03) 4215 5822

Registered Nurse (Grade 2) Surgical –General/Ortho/Plastics/ENT and all Surgical Specialties AUSTRALIA