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Reference Number 63559
Position Title Registered Nurse - Surgical Ward
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award Registered Nurses [22]
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Registered Nurse – Surgical Orthopaedics and Trauma ward  

Take the next step in applying to a specialised surgical ward to consolidate your experience!

  • Full time and part time ongoing positions available
  • Be a part of a high acuity, complex surgical ward with a team of thinkers!
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development, skills and knowledge consolidation

About the team:


Ward 7 South West is a 30 bed ward caring for multi-day stay Orthopaedic and Trauma patients from both elective and emergency admissions. As a receiving ward in this busy Level 1 Adult trauma and tertiary referral centre, our patients have a high acuity level and can be complex and demanding however, with our dynamic team you will be supported in managing all injury types.


7 South west requires a high level of clinical expertise in general nursing and a critical thinking ability to recognise clinical changes in the deteriorating patient. You will be supported by a highly trained multidisciplinary team consisting of; medical officers, allied health and dedicated educational team to equip you with the right tools to grow your surgical nursing journey and provide the highest level of care to our patients.


If you want to work alongside a passionate, driven team and embrace diversity then the Orthopaedic / Trauma surgical ward at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is the right fit for you.  


What will your typical day look like?

  • Provide high quality standards of patient care. This includes the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for care in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Be part of a team that prides itself on a collaborative and inclusive environment, committed to high quality evidence based patient care
  • Perform nursing interventions and procedures in accordance with Royal Melbourne Hospital policy and procedures

What you'll need to succeed: 

  • You are an AHPRA registered Nurse with ward experience and are willing to work a range of AM/PM & ND shifts, within our supportive and dedicated multidisciplinary team
  • You have effective communication skills and a passion for continued professional development
  • Ability to respond appropriately to emergency and clinical deteriorating patients
  • Recent clinical experience in trauma, orthopaedics, or other surgical specialities is desirable

Benefit of working with the Royal Melbourne Hospital:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals
  • Access to a specialised clinical education team on a daily basis
  • 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 for full time staff (That’s an additional day off every month!), discounted onsite car parking, close to public transport 

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


Professional Development Opportunities: 

  • Newly available- RISE program -Registered Nurses Introduction to Specialty which is a free 6 month speciality program planned to commence late 2022
  • A robust education calendar released monthly with ever changing education sessions held on during working hours on the ward
  • Stepping stone for clinical exposure to transition to other departments such as ICU and ED 

Next steps?


Sound like the position for you? Click ‘Apply Now’ and attach your resume, cover letter and complete all questions within the application process to be considered.


Don’t miss out! Position may close early with suitable applicants being shortlisted immediately


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check.

In accordance with the Victorian Government’s Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccines and must provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to commencement.


We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer we commit to respond to every applicant.

Contact Person Harriet Miller
Contact Number 9342 8416
Alternate Contact Person Georgia Booth
Alternate Contact Number 9342 8656
Closing Date 09/06/2022
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