Position Details


Reference Number 159671
Position Title Specialist Year Program - Perioperative Services
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program Surgical & Critical Care
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 228
Position Summary
  • Work within the Main Theatres and Day Surgery at University Hospital, Geelong
  • Gain invaluable experience in a supported training position within the perioperative environment
  • 3 Temporary full time position – 76 hours per fortnight (12 month contract)
  • Join an organisation at the Centre of medical and health science excellence

About the facility

As the acute care facility of Barwon Health, University Hospital Geelong is the major provider of health services to the 290,000 people of Greater Geelong & the 500,000 people of the Barwon South-Western region. The hospital has 434 beds and treats approximately 70,000 inpatients.

The Operating Suite comprises ten operating rooms conducting a wide range of surgery. The Gretta Volum Day Stay Centre comprises two operating rooms and one endoscopy room.

Over 20,800 operative procedures are performed annually. The Division of Surgery is headed by a Professor of Surgery, and the Department of Anaesthetics is headed by an Associate Professor of Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management

About the role

We have an excellent opportunity to build your career within Victoria’s award winning health service, Barwon Health. We have three full time positions beginning February 2018 on a fixed term contract in main theatre and day stay nursing included in the rotation: pre/post-operative anaesthetic nursing, anaesthetics and intra operative nursing. In this role you will develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a competent level in perioperative nursing practice as well as provide an articulated pathway to postgraduate studies. You will transfer existing theoretical and clinical knowledge to quality patient care in the Operating Suite and/or Day Surgery/Procedure Unit.

About the culture

You will work with an innovative multidisciplinary team who maintain extensive knowledge and experience. Theatre staff works within the framework of 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

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will 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.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
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: Registered Nurse/Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) together with demonstrated ability to meet the ANMC competencies for the Registered Nurse/Midwife
Essential: Minimum of 12 months recent post registration acute general nursing experience or similar
Essential: Ability to Work all shifts
Essential: Motivated, enthusiastic, and have the ability to integrate into a busy, dynamic theatre team
Essential: Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
Desirable: Previous Perioperative Nursing experience
Contact Person Claire Pollock 
Contact Person Job Title Nurse Unit Manager 
Contact Number (03) 4215 1778 
Alternate Contact Person Liz Krstevski 
Alternate Contact Number (03)4215 7320 
Closing Date 25/09/2019
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.