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Reference Number 45432
Position Title Registered Nurse - Cardiothoracic Ward
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award Registered Nurses [22]
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  • Registered Nurse
  • Full Time and Part Time positions available  
  • Fixed Term and Permanent positions available

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our cardiothoracic ward. This is a Full Time or Part Time, Fixed Term or Ongoing position, based at The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville.


Your Opportunity:

If you have been thinking about wanting to expand your cardiac knowledge, utilise monitoring and other specialised equipment and further develop 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 are focused on caring for complex surgical and cardiac patients.  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 2 clinical nurse educators. 

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, ultrasonography 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, which allows us to receive cardiac surgical patients from Intensive Care on day 1 of their post-operative recovery and thoracic surgery patients straight from Theatre.


About You:

  • Current Registered Nurse registration with AHPRA.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • At least 1 year of experience in an acute hospital in Australia
  • At least 6 month’s experience in cardiac, specialised surgical or critical care nursing
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification is desirable


  • 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.

Selection Criteria Essential: At least 1 year's experience working in an acute hospital in Australia.
Essential: 6 month's experience working in a cardiac, critical care or specialised surgical setting.
Desirable: A relevant postgraduate certificate
Contact Person Adam Bonser
Contact Number 0393427987
Closing Date 19/02/2019
Position Description
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