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Reference Number 44829
Position Title Theatre Technician - Operating Theatre
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Melbourne Health only
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award Health & Allied Srv [4]
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  • Part Time and Full Time hours available
  • Opportunity to work in a busy trauma centre
  • Join the Perioperative Services team

If you are enthusiastic and want to work in a busy major trauma centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Theatre team is the place for you.

The RMH is looking for an operating theatre technician to work in the operating suite. 


The ideal applicants will have experience as a technician who can work across all specialities including neuro and complex ortho. The RMH is one of two major centres in Melbourne and offers excellent opportunities to increase your skills.

Your Opportunity:

  • Transportation services (Patients, Equipment, Blood, Specimens, Records, Supplies)
  • Provide patient assistance to Clinical staff (transfers of patients, positioning of patients, assist in surgical prepping)
  • Provide assistance with patient hygiene and other patient related services (Assist Nursing staff with various duties pertaining to the immediate patient area, clean relevant patient equipment)
  • Provide assistance with theatre staff (positioning theatre lights, equipment safety checks and connections)
  • Perform cleaning support services (operating theatre cleaning, remove, dispose of rubbish & recyclables, linen, waste)
  • Theatre Support Services (ensure relevant stock levels are maintained in all Theatre areas)

About You:

  • Demonstrated ability to practise collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary health care team
  • Demonstrated provision of high quality patient care
  • High motivation and willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work without direct supervision\ability to accept direction
  • Initiative in prioritising workload
  • High level of reliability and professional conduct
  • Have achieved a Certificate III in Health Service Assistance Operating Theatre Support 
  • Have a minimum of 6 months working experience as a Theatre Technician 
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Be highly accountable and demonstrate a strong, supportive and engaging style 
  • Be passionate about patient care and achieving high quality clinical outcomes


  • A rewarding career offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement including mentorship and leadership programs 
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees 
  • Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs (That’s an additional day off every month!)


Find out more about The Royal Melbourne Hospital https://www.thermh.org.au  If you have any questions or require more information, connect with us.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.


We build teams that embrace our values – caring, excellence, integrity, respect, and unity.


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Selection Criteria Essential: Must hold a current Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Essential: Must have a minimum of 6 months theatre experience
Contact Person Christine Ahrens
Contact Number 0393424253
Alternate Contact Person Brian Abbott
Alternate Contact Number 0393427270
Closing Date 18/01/2019
Position Description
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