Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity in the beautiful South West Region of Western Australia?
In the South West you can enjoy fantastic beaches, beautiful vineyards, forests, caves and more, all within a short drive from Bunbury and Busselton. The Health Service providers within the South West region are looking to recruit suitably qualified Enrolled Nurses.
This is an open-ended Recruitment Pool for suitably qualified Enrolled Nurses covering:
Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time and Casual appointments, with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency.
The following must be noted:
- The panel will monitor this recruitment pool for applications and will assess on a regular basis.
- Interviews may not be conducted as part of the process but applicants may be contacted to request additional information.
- Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur.
- Appointments may be made from this pool until 30/12/2022.
Position Profile: We are currently seeking to appoint Enrolled Nurses across various sites within the South West of Western Australia within our Perioperative Services. Within the region these services are delivered at Bunbury and Busselton Hospitals, with occasional service provision at smaller district hospitals.
Bunbury Hospital is the regional centre; with a Perioperative Department consisting of 3 theatres that run with a range of surgical specialties including General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Endoscopies/Bronchoscopies, Trauma and Emergencies. It is supported by a 7-bay Post Anaesthetic Care Unit, Day Procedure Unit, Day Procedure 23-hour Ward and an Acute Pain Service.
Busselton Health Campus Perioperative Services consists of 3 theatres, a 6-bay recovery and a busy Day Surgery with a 23-hour Ward when required. Busselton is the centre for excellence for Ophthalmic surgery in the South West. The service also performs major joint surgeries, as well as a wide variety of elective surgery. Both Obstetric and Ophthalmic emergencies services are provided.
Enrolled Nurses within the Perioperative Services are required to provide nursing care to patients within the scope of practice of an Enrolled Nurse, across a range of contexts as described above. Successful applicants will be appointed at either Bunbury or Busselton Hospitals; however, may be required on occasion to be deployed to assist with perioperative service delivery across the region. Participation in an on-call roster may be required.
We welcome applications from both experienced theatre nurses and other nurses with a genuine interest in transitioning to this specialty area of practice.
Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):
- 10% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here.
- Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
- Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
- Flexible working arrangements
- Flexible leave arrangements
- Other professional and location based allowances
Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form.
For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Sue Hennessey on 0447 268 315 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button and provide:
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae that summarises your experience and professional qualifications
- A statement of no more than 2 pages outlining your suitability for the position
- The names and contact details of two (2) recent professional referees, preferable for one to be your current supervisor or manager.
These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.
About WACHS: The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.
WACHS is committed to living our values. A key focus is on Community, where we apply: Compassion, Quality, Integrity, Equity and Curiosity.
Commitment to Diversity: WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.
All WA health system employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the booster vaccination when they are eligible) in order to access health care facilities, pursuant to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (HWD) (or its replacement), COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, and the Booster Vaccination (Restriction on Access) Directions (no 2) (or its replacement) (BVD), unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWD and/or BVD.
Additionally, if an employee is working in a residential aged care facility, they must comply with the Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Directions No 4 (or its replacement).
Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector. To be eligible for a casual or fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.
Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au
Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA). Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn. Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.
If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.
LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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