Assistant In Nursing

  • Job Reference: 00024371-1
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Mater Group
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  • Location: Mackay
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Casual

Job Description

About the role

Mater Private Hospital Mackay has an exciting opportunity for Assistants in Nursing to join their staff in a casual role.

You will work as part of an established proactive team supporting Registered and Enrolled Nurses in the provision of safe, quality patient care. You will gain extensive experience with the opportunity for career progression.

The Mater Private Hospital Mackay has been providing excellence in clinical and pastoral care to the people of Mackay and its surrounds since 1927. Our hospital is a modern 105-bed facility featuring five operating theatres and a wide range of specialist clinical services.

Salary Range: $32.55 - $35.99 (AIN) per hour plus casual loading plus superannuation and access to generous salary packaging of up to $15900 per annum.

What you'll be doing

The Assistant in Nursing assists and supports the clinical teams in providing safe and quality patient-centred care under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse. Exciting opportunity to work in a hospital environment whilst completing your training. Preference given to staff for post-graduate nursing positions.

  • Assist in the provision of care and support of patients within the scope of Assistant in Nursing practice, professional expertise and recognised competencies by undertaking the following non-exhaustive methods if required:
  • gathering information about patient care needs through observation and notification to the senior clinical staff of identified changes in the health and functional status of patients promptly;
  • undertaking observations and assessments;
  • following the direction and delegation of the appropriate senior clinical staff member;
  • Assisting with the patient’s hygiene, appearance and dietary consumption needs; and maintain a safe, sanitary and secure environment for patients.

About you

To be successful in an Assistant in Nursing role, you will have the following:

  • Minimum Certificate III qualification in Individual Support or Health Services Assistance or a second year Bachelor of Nursing student with first clinical placement completed
  • Digital and computer proficiency, extending to Microsoft 365 applications
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other health professionals at all levels, patients and relatives
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and negotiation skills


  • Prior comparable experience as an Assistant in Nursing or Personal Care Attendant/Assistant
  • Working towards the attainment of a Registered Nurse, Midwife or Enrolled Nurse qualification and in the second or final year of studies

Why join us?

Mater is Queensland’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit healthcare service, providing care for almost 700,000 patients a year across a network of 11 hospitals.

We are a leader in healthcare, education and research — and that’s because we employ exceptional people. #MAKEYOURMATERMOVE

  • Via salary packaging arrangements, allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increase your take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses via salary packaging
  • Access to leading education and professional development via Mater Education
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business/venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation/Other
  • Access to on-site, discounted parking
  • Discounted food and beverage at various campus cafés and coffee venues

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