Registered Nurse - ORS (522878) Multiple Vacancies

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 13, 2023
Medicine Flexible

Job Description:

The Role:

The Registered Nurse - Operating Room Suite (ORS):

Preferred Skills and Experience:

The Unit:

The LGH Operating Room Suite (ORS) supports a multi-disciplinary model of care where teamwork is the priority. The suite covers a diverse range of surgical specialties making for a dynamic environment, currently providing a service for up to nine theatres. The ORS is experiencing a period of development within the nursing structure to embrace new learners including an effective transition to practice programme for graduates, new learners and undergraduate nursing students. The ORS is supported by an education team including specialty specific Clinical Nurse Educators and clinical coaches to help on board staff that are new to the suite.

The LGH ORS has seamless linkages with a collocated sterilising department, a short stay surgical unit and 2 surgical wards completing the footprint that optimises efficiency and effectiveness and provides a high level of patient care.


The Location:

Life in Launceston offers an enviable lifestyle with affordable real estate; quality education system, stress free commuting, exceptional food and wine, a vibrant café and arts culture and all the entertainment and services needed to contribute to a great work/lifestyle balance. Add to this easily accessible world heritage wilderness and pristine beaches on your doorstep. Take a moment to go on a virtual tour of our beautiful city.

The LGH caters for all major specialties, except for neuro and cardiac surgery, and is the major hospital for the north of the state. The operating room suite has nine theatres including a state-of-the-art hybrid theatre.

Come and join our dynamic and innovative team with rostering based on safe working practices that are aimed at allowing employees the time to enjoy exploring the many activities Tasmania has to offer. Teamwork, respect and trust is a focus in our workplace along with commitment to best patient care outcomes. Thinking about moving to Tasmania?

Details of Appointment:

Multiple permanent, full time and part time, shift worker positions working up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Salary: $69,835 - $96,428 per annum + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging

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


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

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

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Minimum 12 months Operating Room experience within the last 3 years
  2. Minimum of 3 years’ Operating Room experience within the last 5 years
  3. Successful completion of a 12-month Transition to Practice, Perioperative Program
  4. Attainment of Post Graduate Certificate, or greater, in the area of Perioperative Nursing

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:

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:

Tonia Harper

Position: Nurse Unit Manager
Phone: (03) 6777 6626 or 0417 522 213

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