Position Details


Reference Number 159672
Position Title Post Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Perioperative)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Surgical & Critical Care
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 133
Position Summary
  • Great career development opportunity not to be missed
  • 2 x Temporary part time positions available within Victoria's largest regional healthcare service
  • Centrally located at University Hospital Geelong, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Barwon health for a 12 month course commencing in February 2020 with rostered annual leave included. The Introductory Study Block will be held in February 2020 at Deakin Burwood.

Theoretical Component:

Deakin University administers the theoretical component of the course. Barwon Health will provide a strong program of clinical tutorials and support. The theoretical program can be completed in one academic year, however part-time study options are available.

This opportunity will allow you to:

  • Gain a broad knowledge base from which to plan and care for patients in a perioperative environment
  • Develop registered nurses’ clinical skills so they may become competent perioperative nurse practitioners.
  • Provide the academic and clinical environment for the professional growth of registered nurses into specialised perioperative nurses.

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

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • 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?
Desirable: 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
Desirable: Ability to work shifts to cover 24 hours / 7 days a week including an oncall roster
Desirable: Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a health care team in an Acute health setting
Desirable: Motivated, enthusiastic, and have the ability to integrate into a busy, dynamic theatre team
Desirable: Recent Perioperative Nursing
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 3270 
Closing Date 25/09/2019
Position Description
File name 
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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.