Position Details

Reference Number 169573
Position Title Registered Nurse (Accredited) Immuniser - Specialist Immunisation Service (SIS)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Chief Medical Officer
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 40
Position Summary
  • Be part of the COVID solution
  • Opportunity to join the specialist immunisation clinic in a temporary pat time position – 40 hours per fortnight until 19/09/2021 (potential to extend)
  • Support the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050, everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria

About the facility

Barwon Health’s newly formed Public Health Unit servicing the Barwon South West region is initially focussing on COVID-19 preparedness, response and facilitation, with a particular focus initially on the COVID 19 Immunisation program. It will then later focus on other key areas of communicable and chronic diseases to improve public health to the entire region.

The specialist immunisation clinic provides vaccinations and vaccination advice for people with complex needs.  There is a telephone advice line and a weekly outpatient clinic.  

About the role

As the Registered Nurse Accredited Immuniser within the Specialist Immunisation clinic you will primarily be responsible for providing vaccination advice to doctors, nurses, and community vaccination providers, as well as providing supervised COVID vaccinations in the weekly Specialist Immunisation Clinic.

To be successful in this role you will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Accreditation as a Nurse Immuniser, having satisfactorily completed an approve program of study for Immunisers recognised by the Chief Health Officer.
  • Ability to undertake required modules of online learning as required for by DNHHS to enable RN to administer the COVID vaccination ( This does not allow for administration of other vaccines)
  • Previous High acuity or triage experience desirable. 
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to initiate and maintain contacts with team members, clients and a range of service providers.

About the culture

The Vaccination Program is a fast paced environment and the service is utilising new technology to ensure the accurate recording of encounters and possible reactions from clients.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

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.

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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: Accreditation as a Nurse Immuniser
Essential: High Acuity or triage experience
Contact Person Charlotte Van Der Kruik  
Contact Person Job Title Registered Nurse Collaborative Recruitment Team 
Contact Number (03) 4215 2408 
Closing Date 18/05/2021
Position Description
File name 
Barwon VicSIS RN position description.docx 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.