Registered Nurse (514514)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 16, 2023
Medicine Full-time, Part-time, Flexible

Job Description:

Living and working in the best place on earth

Latrobe has all the modern amenities and offers an affordable lifestyle with fantastic properties in idyllic locations. It is never too far to prime organic produce, true farmers' markets, a multitude of food festivals, national parks, mountain biking trails and so much more. Our dual carriage way, the Bass Highway connects Latrobe to Devonport and Burnie (10 and/or 40 minutes away) which offer city conveniences. The bustling city of Launceston is only an hour away from Latrobe. You are close to everything and “traffic jam” is not a common term in Tasmania. Daylight saving and short travel distances allow for a better work life balance.

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The Role:

We are seeking motivated and experienced Registered Nurses for the Emergency Department at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH). We are looking for passionate nurses who deliver the greatest quality of care and will collaborate with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. It is expected that within the dynamic multidisciplinary team, you will contribute to a strong professional team approach through open communication and a positive supportive environment.

Reporting to the Nurse Unit Manager, you will contribute to the health outcomes of your patients through excellence in practice, fostering a learning culture, excellent communication skills and working effectively within a multidisciplinary team.

Previous experience and skills in the below areas would be considered highly desirable:

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The Team:

The Mersey Community Hospital (MCH), Latrobe has 95 beds and offers general and specialist health services including 24 hour emergency department, general medicine day surgery and endoscopy, rehabilitation, palliative care and oncology services along with a variety of specialist clinics. Mersey Community hospital is a dedicated elective surgery centre and provides a mixture of general hospital services. The hospital has close ties with the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School and with TAFE Tasmania thus providing opportunities for comprehensive clinical training programs.

The MCH ED is a vibrant department with 13 cubicles (2 resus bays, 6 acute bays, 5 sub-acute) plus fast track area and a 7-bed EMU, providing emergency care 24/7. There is an active program to onboard staff, including a Transition to Emergency Nursing program. Supported by the CNE and Nurse Practitioners, training and development in Emergency Nursing advanced practice skills is offered to increase scope of practice.

Details of Appointment

Multiple permanent, full time and part time, shift worker (fully rotational) positions available working up to 76 hours per fortnight.

Salary:

Base Salary: $69,835- $96,428 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

Eligibility:

Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. 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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

* Please note that our application process has changed. Refer to the application guide for information on the new application format.

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" 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 Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

For More Information

Jonathan Weeks

Position: Nurse Unit Manager - Emergency Department
Phone: (03) 6478 5132
E-mail: [email protected]

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