Registered Nurse (517824)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Feb 13, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


The role:

The Registered Nurse – Department of Critical Care (DCCM) provides intensive care and high dependency care in partnership with patients / consumers, their families and other health professionals. The unit values consumer focused care, clinical excellence, collaboration and communication.

The DCCM is seeking highly motivated and engaged experienced ICU nurses to join our team. We offer professional development opportunities; support for post graduate studies and the ability to participate in research and quality improvement.

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

About the Royal Hobart Hospital

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary referral hospital in Tasmania and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania School of Medicine. The hospital provides all general and specialty medical and surgical services as well as paediatrics, obstetrics and psychiatry. It is also the state’s tertiary trauma centre.

The Department of Critical Care Medicine (DCCM) provides a tertiary level service, providing care for >1,400 patients annually. The DCCM provides complex and multidisciplinary care to a broad range of patients including cardiac and cardio-thoracic surgery; extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), neurosurgery, trauma, vascular surgery, burns, complex obstetrics and general medical and surgical.

The RHH DCCM is a fast-paced and energetic environment and there are opportunities for staff to be involved in a variety of projects, clinical and research opportunities.

The DCCM has undergone redevelopment and expansion to provide an environment that will meet the growing need for critical care services in Tasmania. The new pod is due to open in coming months.

To be Tasmanian is to value quality over quantity. We create, preserve and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you be Tasmanian?

What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and lifestyle. Here, you will be encouraged to be your authentic self, to share your experiences with our emerging generation of registered and enrolled nurses.

Here in Tasmania, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breath-taking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning restaurants or bars.

Some people surf in the early mornings and go sailing on weekends or take photography classes, write novels, or learn to mountain bike. They take part in the community, volunteering and serving on boards. And their spouses and children have similar opportunities to thrive in a quieter, safer, more adventurous place.

After a hard day at work, you can get on your bike or put on your boots and “tell it to the mountain” in minutes, not hours.

Something is happening here, and you’re invited to be part of it.

It’s not where you were born. It’s who you are, and who you want to be. Be Tasmanian.

Tasmanian | The quiet pursuit of the extraordinary

Make It Tasmania | Move for a great lifestyle

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, shift-worker positions, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant


$75,902 - $102,908 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

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:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

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
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

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 outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

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

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

For more information Contact:

Ellen Burke

Nurse Unit Manager - Intensive Care
Phone: 0418 943 139

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