Position Details

Reference Number 177204
Position Title Registered Nurses/Midwives International Expression of Interest
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Program Chief Nursing Officer
Location All Sites
Salary $80,000.00 to $120,000.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary


Broaden Your Horizons

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

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


  • Multiple opportunities available across Medical, Surgical, Specialty areas
  • Visa sponsorship available, international buddy program and lots of career progression
  • Applicants applying from overseas will be eligible for $13,000 government relocation grant until June 2023

About the facility 

Barwon Health is the largest health service in regional Victoria and based in Geelong. It is within commuting range from the west side of Melbourne. 

With more than 8000 staff and a broad range of services, Barwon Health plays a key role in the health and wellbeing of our local community and the wider Barwon South Western Region.

We offer comprehensive care with services ranging from birth through to the end-of-life, including critical care areas such as emergency, intensive care, CCU and CTU.

We are recruiting International Nurses that will consider working in the following areas;

 Permanent Pool staff

Working as part of the Permanent Pool is a great way for International Nurses to gain experience across a range of specialty areas. You will be able to choose to work in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Acute Pool- based at University Hospital Geelong, includes acute medical and surgical wards, specialty areas (ED, ICU, Operating services, Cardiac Services) and Women’s and Children’s Services (including Birth Suite, Special care Nursery, Post-natal ward)
  2. Sub Acute Pool- based at McKelllar Centre at North Geelong, includes Inpatient Rehabilitation including Neuro and Stroke Rehabilitation,  Ortho and Trauma Rehabillitian, GEM and Palliative Care.
  3. Aged Care- based at both Grace McKellar at North Geelong and Alan David Lodge at Grovedale. Our Aged care facilities deliver High Level Care, assisted living and also secure units for patients with

 Intensive Care Unit 

Seeking ICU candidates with sound clinical knowledge and experience in acute nursing and a Critical Care Qualification will be highly regarded.


Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre (IRC)

Seeking candidates who have experience in;

  • Neurological and stroke rehabilitation as well as Palliative Care
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM
  • Rehabilitation to multi trauma, ABI, spinal injuries and amputee patients.

Acute General and Specialist Medicine

Seeking candidates who have experience in acute general and specialist medicine in the following:   General Medical, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Renal, Acute Neuroscience, Respiratory, Rapid Assessment Planning Unit, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Haematology, Cardiac, Cardiothoracic

 Surgical Specialties: 

Seeking candidates who have experience  in acute specialist and general surgical area including the following; General Surgery, Urology, Colorectal,  Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT),Plastics, Vascular, Oral/Maxillofacial, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology

What we offer

  • Excellent working conditions with a high sense of job satisfaction 
  • Geelong and Barwon Health is an attractive destination with a sunny climate, notoriously laidback lifestyle and great pay rates  
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options, plus the Victorian Government Grant is available for successful international candidates until June 2023 
  • Visa sponsorship
  • International Buddy program
  •  Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD is an easy commute from all suburbs
  • Flexible working arrangements – speak to us about hours, days or shifts that suit your lifestyle
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • A genuine community feel - we look after each other 
  • Wide range of professional development that enhances your careers
  • Ability to take leave without pay and purchase additional leave
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean RoadBellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 which  includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments and Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 which includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure
  • 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. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

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.

This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Which country are you applying from?
Essential: Please outline your Nursing speciality?
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Desirable: Have you been ANMAC assessed? If so what is your ANZSCO code?
Desirable: Are you aware that the $13,000 AUD government grant finishes in June 2023?
Desirable: To access the government grant are you able to commence by June 2023?
Desirable: Do you require visa sponsorship? Yes or No Please explain
Essential: The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the registration and accreditation of Nurses and Midwives across Australia. Do you have your AHPRA registration (in principle is acceptable)? If yes what is the number?
Essential: If you require sponsorship to be eligible you need to be under 45 years of age at the time of application. Can you confirm you are eligible.
Contact Person Christine Shaw  
Contact Person Job Title Talent Acquisition Partner - Nursing and Midwifery 
Contact Number +61 (03) 421 50520 
Contact Email talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 31/05/2023
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.