Registered Nurse – Anaesthetic and Recovery – Multiple Vacancies (509609)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 16, 2020
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Royal Hobart Hospital’s new perioperative precinct is expanding its services and is seeking Registered Nurses to support this expansion. Being Tasmania’s only tertiary referral hospital ensures a wide variety of case work. The service boasts new, state of the art equipment, including digitally integrated operating theatres with in-light cameras that allow real time streaming for teaching, research and specialist consultation.

The Unit

The Anaesthetic and Post Anaesthetic Recover Unit (APARU) is part of the Perioperative Precinct with close working relationships with Theatre, Short Stay Suite, Surgical Access and the Department of Perioperative and Anaesthesia Medicine. The Unit offers the opportunity to work across both Anaesthetic and Recovery areas.



  • The Intraoperative care of acute surgical and emergency patients (adult and paediatric).
  • Knowledge of surgical procedures and the associated care of the patient undergoing a procedure under GA, LA or regional Anaesthesia.
  • Airway and emergency management


  • The immediate post-operative care of acute surgical and emergency patients.
  • Knowledge of surgical procedures and the associated care in the immediate post-operative phase.
  • Airway and emergency management
  • Understanding of acute and chronic pain and the associated pain control modalities.

Please refer to the Function Statement below for a more comprehensive description of the role

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time and part time, shift work (fully rotational), working up to 76 hours per fortnight

Please note that there is also an on-call component to these roles


$64,928 to $89,743 per annum

  • Access to the Grade 4 salary range $84,018 - $89,743 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4


Registered Nurse, Grade 3-4


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019


Royal Hobart Hospital – Perioperative Precinct

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) APARU - RN - Function Statement - current - 20200914.pdf
(image) APARU - RN - Function Statement - current - 20200914.docx
(image) Generic Registered Nurse (THS-South) G3-4 (April 2019) HPRNL.pdf
(image) Generic Registered Nurse (THS-South) G3-4 (April 2019) HPRNL.doc

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Function Statement.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.

All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

Important information

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For further information contact

Trish Bailey
Acting Nurse Unit Manager - APARU
Phone: 0447 715 415
Email: [email protected]

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