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Reference Number 36803
Position Title Registered Nurse Division 1, Grade 2 - ongoing
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award Registered Nurses [22]
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  • Ongoing part time hours
  • Expand your nursing assessment skills
  • Be part of the renound Parkville Medical Precinct


6 South East ward at the Royal Melbourne Hospital currently has a part time vacancy for a registered nurse/s (Division 1 Grade 2) who want to join the Cardiothoracic Surgical unit.  


If you want to develop cardiac knowledge, utilise monitoring and other specialised equipment and expand your nursing assessment skills, all whilst within a knowledgeable & engaging team, then this opportunity is for you. The skills you learn here are highly sought after and a great introduction to caring for high acuity and complex surgical patients.  While previous experience in cardiac or surgical nursing is looked on favourably it is not essential. 


The important factor is that you have a keen interest in cardiothoracic nursing and want to learn new skills. 6 South East ward has an excellent culture, where the cardiothoracic nursing team is friendly, proactive and keen to accept and teach newcomers to the ward.  Within our team there are a high number of nurses with post-graduate cardiothoracic certificates and a clinical nurse educator. 


This dynamic team provides specialty post-operative care for a wide range of cardiac and thoracic surgical patients. The entire 30 bedded unit is cardiac monitored, utilising specialised respiratory, pacing and digital chest drainage equipment to assist in delivering high quality care.  Care for high acuity patients is provided in our 12 bedded High Dependency Unit.  In addition 6 of the beds in the unit are reserved for Cardiology patients. As a result, nursing on 6 South-East is extremely varied and interesting, involving elements of cardiac, critical care and specialised surgical care. 


We are seeking applications from motivated and enthusiastic nurses who are keen to join the 6 South East team.  This is a great opportunity for the right person.


Successful applicant(s) will possess:

  • Current RN Div 1 registration with AHPRA.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • At least 2 years of recent experience working in a major acute hospital

Highly Desirable

  • Experience of working in a cardiothoracic, cardiology or critical care setting.



Adam Bonser                         

Nurse Unit Manager              

Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, 6 South-East ward

Ph 9342 7987 / 9342 3103 (ward number).   Email adam.bonser@mh.org.au

Selection Criteria Essential: 2 years' recent experience in a major acute hospital.
Essential: Current AHPRA registration.
Desirable: Experience of working in a cardiothoracic, cardiology or critical care setting.
Contact Person Adam Bonser
Contact Number 93427987
Closing Date 28/07/2017
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