Position Details

Reference Number 181322
Position Title Registered Nurse & Enrolled Nurse - Acute Specialist /General Surgical
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Casual
Program Enterprise
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

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

Are you a current Registered Nurse or medication endorsed Enrolled Nurse seeking opportunity in acute specialist and general surgical area?

We have multiple full time and part time opportunities available for:

  • Registered Nurse Grade 2
  • Medication Endorsed Enrolled Nurse (Level 2)

About Barwon Health’s General and Specialist Surgical Unit  

Our acute general and specialist surgical wards are located across two buildings and include the following:

University Hospital Geelong

  • Heath Wing 6 (HW6) –  32 bed General Surgical, Upper GI, Colorectal and Urology Ward.
  • Heath Wing 5 (HW5) – 28 bed Gynaecological, Vascular, Oral faciomaxillary, ENT and Plastics Surgery.
  • Baxter Wing 5 (BW5)– 32 bed Orthopaedic Unit

Young Surgical Centre

  • Youang Surgical Centre Level 2 (YSC2L2) – 24 bed Short Stay Surgical Unit.

 About you  

As the successful applicant you will:

  • Have excellent time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and excellent clinical skills,
  • Provide evidence based, high quality care to patients.
  • Deliver consumer-centred care that meets best practice standards and in line with Barwon Health requirements.

Please refer to the relevant attached position description for further details about the role.

About the culture

You will work with and provide support to innovative teams who strive to maintain knowledge and experience. Our dedicated teams pride themselves on providing high quality patient centred care in an environment that has modern, well-equipped facilities. You will find the wards to be a rewarding and challenging workplace with support given for professional development and ongoing learning. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values: respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

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  
  • 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. 
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options, plus the Victorian Government Grant is available for successful international candidates until June 2023 
  • Visa sponsorship - you’ll usually need at least 24 months nursing or midwifery experience to work in a Victorian public health facility and get visa sponsorship. Visit the Department of Home Affairs for more information on visas.
  • International Buddy program to be your point of contact prior to starting
  •  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 program
  • 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

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.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au) we are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments to submit your application for this role, please contact 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 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: Are you an Australian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or do you currently have valid visa that allows you to work more than 20 hours per week?
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.
Essential: Are you a Registered Nurse or Endorsed Enrolled Nurse?
Essential: List the wards that you would like to be considered for in a decreasing order of priority (number ‘1’ is first priority, ‘2’ second priority and so on).
Essential: You are interested in 1. Part-time, 2. Fulltime or 3. Any position?
Contact Person Johanne Morris 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 5822 
Closing Date 04/09/2023
Position Description
File name 
Registered Nurse-Leading Self-2023.pdf Open
Enrolled Nurse - Level 2 - Leading Self - PD.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.