Registered Nurse - Perioperative Novice Program

  • Job Reference: 00023303-1
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Mater Group
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  • Location: Rockhampton
  • Salary: $40.00 to $51.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role

The Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton have multiple exciting opportunities for experienced Registered Nurses to join our Perioperative novice program starting on 3 July 2024.

These roles can be offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Shifts are predominately Monday to Friday, but occassional weekend shifts may be required. On-call responsibilities are also a feature of this role.

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton's perioperative services comprise five operating complexes, seven recovery bays and a central sterilising Unit. 

The Theatre Complex provides pre- and post-operative recovery room care and specialised endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. The surgical case mix includes orthopaedic, obstetric, gynecologic, ENT, oral, urology, paediatric, general, vascular, spinal and ophthalmic surgery.

Salary range: $40.27 - $51.74 per hour (RN1) plus superannuation (plus casual loading if applicable) plus access to generous salary packaging

Embark on a rewarding career change with our Novice Perioperative Program, designed specifically for Registered Nurses seeking new opportunities in the dynamic field of perioperative care.

Our comprehensive program is tailored to equip you with the specialised knowledge and skills needed to excel in the fast-paced and ever-evolving perioperative setting.

Led by experienced perioperative professionals, our Novice Perioperative Program offers a structured curriculum that covers a wide range of topics, you will gain the confidence and competence to provide safe and efficient care throughout the perioperative continuum.

If you have every considered a change in your nursing career, our program provides a supportive and inclusive learning environment. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with seasoned perioperative nurses, surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and other interdisciplinary team members, fostering a rich network of professional connections.

Upon completion of the Novice Perioperative Program, you will be well-prepared to pursue various roles within the perioperative setting!

About you

You will enjoy working in a busy and rewarding environment where you can become part of a team of professionals who take pride in providing the highest levels of patient care.  

To be successful in this position, you will possess:

  • Currently AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse (no restrictions)
  • Demonstrated nursing experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and clinical problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued quality improvement and best practice principles

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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