Position Details

Reference Number 174209
Position Title Registered Nurse (Grade 2) - Paediatric Outpatients
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Women's & Children's
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia

Experienced Paediatric Nurse

  • Great career development opportunity
  • Work in a newly developed General Paediatric Outpatient Department
  • Stimulating working environment within a progressive team

About the facility 

Barwon Health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is one of Victoria’s largest regional health services with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 28 key locations throughout the region.

About the role

The new General Paediatric Outpatients is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled paediatric nurse to become an integral part of the outpatient team with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility. We are looking for someone who is able to perform a range of roles, from typical nursing duties (measurements/specimen collection), to liaison with external GP nurses to guide outpatient monitoring, to active involvement in quality improvement and research.

Duties of your role include but not limited to:

  • Organisation/allocation of clinic appointments in discussion with the Paediatric Fellow and Clinic Coordinator
  • Attending case conferencing and recording minutes (shared role with allied health staff attending MDCs)
  • Measuring anthropometry - ie. height, weight and head circumference of all in person patients will be measured and recorded in the EMR each clinic
  • Measuring blood pressure (relevant patients as required only)
  • Administering parental questionnaires - ie. ASQ, patient satisfaction
  • Data entry in to REDCap (with appropriate training)
  • Opportunity to contribute to audits, quality improvement and research
  • Available to act as a chaperone during sensitive examinations/discussions
  • Assisting with pathology/specimen collection as required - ie. genetic testing swabs/urine samples
  • Providing parents information handouts and explanation about common conditions
  • Liaising with GP clinic nurses to arrange blood pressure checks/skin review/immunisation catch-up as required

About the culture

Working at Barwon Health means you will be part of a team providing high quality healthcare services to our communities, with a wide range of opportunities. Everything we do centres all our services on the patient and is guided by our driving values: Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Accountability and Innovation

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

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 at Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza 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: Degree level qualification with a recognised educational institution in Nursing (or other if required).
Essential: Registration with AHPRA.
Essential: Paediatric Nursing experience.
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.
Contact Person Sandra van Roon 
Contact Person Job Title Nurse Unit Manager - Children's Services 
Contact Number (03) 4215 1667 
Alternate Contact Person Kate McCloskey 
Alternate Contact Number  
Closing Date 07/07/2022
Position Description
File name 
PD Paediatric Outpatient Registered Nurse Grade 2 Updated March 2022.pdf Open
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.