Department of Health
Hospitals & Primary Care - Hospitals Nth
Launceston General Hospital
Applications close: Sunday 17 December, 2023 11:55 PM
Award/Classification: Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award, Registered Nurse, Grade 3-4
Salary: $69,835 to $96,428 pro rata, per annum
Employment type: Multiple FTE - F/T & P/Tpos
Location: LGH Charles Street, Launceston
Job description: We are seeking Registered Nurses to strengthen health outcomes through the provision of safe, quality, clinically appropriate nursing care, in partnership with patients/clients, their families and other health professionals.
The Registered Nurse - Operating Room Suite (ORS):
- Strengthens health outcomes through the provision of safe, quality, clinically appropriate nursing care, in partnership with patients/clients, their families and other health professionals.
- Is an integral part of the multidisciplinary perioperative team. The primary focus of the ORS nurse is to provide safe, quality, evidence-based care for patients during the perioperative phase of the surgical journey.
- Please review the statement of duties for a full list of duties.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Theatre experience beneficial as an undergraduate or Registered Nurse
- Experience in Anaesthetic /post anaesthetic care, or scrub scout experience
The LGH Operating Room Suite (ORS) supports a multi-disciplinary model of care where teamwork is the priority. The suite covers a diverse range of surgical specialties making for a dynamic environment, currently providing a service for up to nine theatres. The ORS is experiencing a period of development within the nursing structure to embrace new learners including an effective transition to practice programme for graduates, new learners and undergraduate nursing students. The ORS is supported by an education team including specialty specific Clinical Nurse Educators and clinical coaches to help on board staff that are new to the suite.
The LGH ORS has seamless linkages with a collocated sterilising department, a short stay surgical unit and 2 surgical wards completing the footprint that optimises efficiency and effectiveness and provides a high level of patient care.
Life in Launceston offers an enviable lifestyle with affordable real estate; quality education system, stress free commuting, exceptional food and wine, a vibrant café and arts culture and all the entertainment and services needed to contribute to a great work/lifestyle balance. Add to this easily accessible world heritage wilderness and pristine beaches on your doorstep. Take a moment to go on a virtual tour of our beautiful city.
Come and join our dynamic and innovative team with rostering based on safe working practices that are aimed at allowing employees the time to enjoy exploring the many activities Tasmania has to offer. Teamwork, respect and trust is a focus in our workplace along with commitment to best patient care outcomes. Thinking about moving to Tasmania? makeittasmania.com.au
Details of Appointment:
Multiple permanent, full time and part time, shift worker positions working up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.
- Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.
Salary: $69,835 - $96,428 per annum + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging
In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:
- Access to the Grade 4 salary range $90,293 - $96,428 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4
- Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019
Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:
- Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse
*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.
Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:
- Minimum 12 months Operating Room experience within the last 3 years
- Minimum of 3 years’ Operating Room experience within the last 5 years
- Successful completion of a 12-month Transition to Practice, Perioperative Program
- Attainment of Post Graduate Certificate, or greater, in the area of Perioperative Nursing
The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
- Conviction checks in the following areas:
- crimes of violence
- sex related offences
- serious drug offences
- crimes involving dishonesty
- Identification check
- Disciplinary action in previous employment check.
For More Information:
Position: Nurse Unit Manager
Phone: (03) 6777 6626 or 0417 522 213
Date Posted- 17 November 2023
Date Closing- 17 December 2023
Perioperative Nurses – Opportunities across the NT Health
There are multiple opportunities for experienced perioperative nurses to advance their career and experience the Northern Territory. Perioperative nursing in the NT provides you with the chance to expand your skills, further your education and progress you career!
Operating Theatres, Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospital (RDPH)
Opportunities to work across Royal Darwin Hospital as a tertiary trauma referral hospital, through to the new facilities and operating theatres on our new campus at Palmerston Regional Hospital.
Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is a level six Tertiary Hospital. There are a total of nine Operating Theatres at RDH and a further four at Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH). Combined, the two facilities perform over 20,000 procedures per year. The Operating Theatres provides surgical services to one of the largest and most challenging geographical contexts in the country. Staff training in this model will have the option of an Anaesthetic, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) or Instrument/Circulating Nurse development pathway. Emergency and elective surgical services, including obstetrics are provided, for both adults and paediatrics. A number of key competencies are included in the program and are based on the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) and Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Standards.
Further opportunities for training with the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) and becoming an Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AUSMAT) member as part of being a member of the perioperative team at RDPH.
Operating Theatres, Alice Springs Hospital
Perioperative Services, Alice Springs Hospital (ASH) is a level two Trauma Centre, providing care to more than a million square kilometres of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. Including perioperative management of elective and acute patients for a wide variety of specialties including general, orthopaedic, obstetric and gynaecologic, ophthalmic, vascular, ENT, maxillofacial, urology dental and gastroenterology. Due to its isolated location, and unique retrieval service the hospital manages a vast range of trauma, including neurosurgical and airway emergencies. Approximately 8,000 cases are undertaken annually in six operating theatres, with paediatric cases making up around 15 per cent of the case load. This supportive nursing environment gives extraordinary exposure to the unique surgical conditions and the cultural background of Aboriginal people.
For additional information of the extraordinary opportunities Alice Springs Hospital provides nursing enthusiasts visit http://youtu.be/-w4hsjUnUd4
Operating Theatres, Gove District Hospital
Gove District Hospital (GDH) is a 30 bed hospital with an Emergency Department and Operating Theatre, located in Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem Land. GDH offers maternity services with an eight bed maternity unit, delivering about 150 babies a year. The 22 bed ward offers mixed General Medical, Surgical, Paediatrics and respite care. There are two theatres at GDH, with surgeons travelling from Darwin, providing services across numerous specialties. These include General Surgery, Plastics, Dental, Scopes, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as emergency Obstetrics. GDH offers a great work life balance, as theatre is usually scheduled for 2-3 days a week allowing you to explore our beautiful beaches and fresh water holes, located on the outskirts of town.
Operating Theatres, Katherine Hospital
Katherine Hospital (KH) is a level three Hospital with two Operating Theatres. KH provides surgical services for the Big Rivers Region with a Specialist Outreach Service provided by Royal Darwin Hospital for ENT, Ophthalmology, General Surgery and Dental as well as cover for Gynaecology lists and Midwifery emergency’s by an Obstetrician Gynaecologist based in Katherine.
Katherine is surrounded by the beautiful Katherine River and Gorges and is in the middle of cattle country, the Katherine Hospital Perioperative Unit is comprised of a small and dynamic team, who provide a broad range of elective and emergency surgical services to meet the needs of the community. The Unit promotes a culturally safe environment where you can expect to work with and learn from a culturally diverse population.
Perioperative nurses can work to their full scope of practice across the following core areas:
- Preoperative patient assessment and education
- Instrument / Circulating
- Post Anaesthetic Care (PACU)
- Experienced Perioperative nurses
- Clinical Nurse Educators
- Clinical Nurse Consultants
- Clinical Nurse Managers
- Nurse Practitioners
Benefits and relocation assistance
- Excellent career progression opportunities
- Up to 7 weeks leave
- Flexible workplace options
- Financial support for eligible candidates to undertake post graduate studies
- Reimbursement of relocation costs –for eligible candidates undertaking permanent relocation
- FOIL (Fares out of Isolated Location) – Gove only
Eligibility to apply
Applicants must hold Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse (or be eligible to apply). Please refer to the AHPRA website for registration information.
How to apply
For experienced perioperative nurses please apply via the Jobs - Registered Nurse - Perioperative (nt.gov.au) noting your location preferences.
If you are interested in the Perioperative Clinical Nurse Educators, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Clinical Nurse Managers or Nurse Practitioners opportunities available please email NursingMidwifery.DoH@nt.gov.au with your resume for more information.
Date posted: 30 November 2023
Date closing: 30 December 2023