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Registered Nurse - Ward 32 Respiratory/HANU - Clayton

Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 16/10/2023 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 62902

Reference: 62902

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

"I have never encountered staff so willing to help others and support each other" - Registered Nurse on Ward 32

Now is a fantastic time to join our Respiratory and High Acuity Nursing Unit (HANU), where you will grow your clinical skills and further your nursing career surrounded by a skilled and supportive education team.

  • Be part of a new team at Monash Clayton
  • Ongoing or fixed term, full and part time positions available
  • 6-12 Week secondment opportunities available for existing staff
  • Education and ongoing support available to enhance your nursing skills and upskill you to our HANU

Our Journey

Ward 32 reopened this year with an exciting clinical focus across several different areas: 

  • HANU (High Acuity Nursing)
  • Cardiac Telemetry monitoring
  • Respiratory care
  • Post thoracic surgical care

We are a relatively smaller unit, opening to 32 beds, and our patient cohort consists of acutely unwell patients requiring high quality patient centred care.

A Day in the Life

This really is a ward where you will never be bored, and where you will constantly be exposed to exciting nursing opportunities.  Headed up by a passionate and supportive Nurse Manager, and surrounded by a highly skilled and knowledgeable education team, on Ward 32 we are building a team of nurses who provide the highest level of nursing care to our varied patient group.  Collaborating with a large multidisciplinary team, your knowledge will continue to grow in this role, as you work your way up to caring for patients in our HANU.

  • We are the dedicated High Acuity Nursing Unit for Monash Medical Centre and you have exposure to DKA, refeeding, anti-arrhythmic, tracheotomies, infusion and overdose patients
  • Our respiratory cohort will see you gain experience across COPD, CF, Asthma, Lung Cancer and Pleural Infusion patients allowing you to gain experience with non-invasive ventilation
  • Housing the Telemetry beds for the whole of the Clayton site, you will be involved in monitoring patients who require some investigation
  • Post thoracic surgical patients are also part of our cohort, and you will see those with pneumothorax and lobectomies and will become an expert with tubes and drains

We have full and part time opportunities available, and secondment opportunities for existing staff.  We work across a 24/7 rotating roster and have some potential for permanent night duty.

About You

You are an experienced Registered Nurse with a keen interest in High Acuity Nursing, and you are looking to be part of a ward where you will receive the support to build your skills in this area of nursing.  You demonstrate sound clinical judgement and can confidently manage a deteriorating patient when you need, and time management is one of your strengths.  Working as part of a large multidisciplinary team, you are a nurse who communicates confidently and clearly and you are an advocate for your patients at all times.

  • You are someone who actively role models the Monash Health iCare values and are committed to excellence in all that you do
  • You thrive in a busy team environment and understand the importance of collaboration to ensure optimal patient outcomes
  • You relish working in an environment where you are surrounded by a supportive  and encouraging leadership team
  • You are excited to continue your learning journey, as we support your ongoing development in the unit

What you need:

  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Recent RN experience, ideally in an acute setting
  • HANU and/or Respiratory experience is highly regarded, but if you are looking to gain this, we are the place to be!
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and to upholding the Monash Health iCare values

In Return

This is a rare opportunity to join a new team and to be part of building the culture that the ward will be known for.  We follow a team based nursing model on Ward 32 and our nurses enjoy the camaraderie that this brings. We have a dedicated education team ensuring our nurses are supported while undertaking our HANU courses, and you will be further supported by our senior staff as you build on your acute skills.  Our leadership team have an open door policy and celebrating success is a key focus! On Ward 32 you will find:

  • A monthly Birthday celebration day
  • Fun Scrub Friday
  • NUM News where we recognise the work our amazing team do!

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Fiona Rowe, Recruitment Specialist, on 0400 190 100 or Melinda Kant, Nurse Manager, on 0408 745 543.

Monash Health is a great place to work

In 2022 Monash Health was nominated by LinkedIn as one of the top 25 organisations in Australia to grow your career. Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.  More than 22,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and our five ICare values:

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.

Registered Nurse - Ward 32 Respiratory/HANU - Clayton

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Melinda Kant - 0408745543

Registered Nurse - Ward 32 Respiratory/HANU - Clayton