Transition Year - Surgical/Perioperative

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 246 beds (190 acute, 36 aged care and 20 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1291641
Closing Date: 22-Oct-2017
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Registered Nurse - Grade 2 - Transition Year 2017.pdf (PDF, 314KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

An opportunity exists for innovative, highly motivated Registered Nurses to further develop their surgical / perioperative clinical nursing skills through our 2018 Transition Year positions.

The positions would suit Registered Nurses interested in the Operating Suite and Acute Surgical Nursing care and present an ideal opportunity for those contemplating future studies in Perioperative or Surgical Nursing.

The positions are available from January 2018 – January 2019 and allow the successful applicants two six monthly rotations through the Operating Suite and Short Stay Unit.

Applicants need to have demonstrated a commitment to professional development and be willing to undertake further education during the year.

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For further information, please contact Ricky Piper (Clinical Educator Theatre) on (03) 5563 1668 or email or Jenny Rowe (Nurse Unit Manager Short Stay Unit) on (03) 5564 4275 or email

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 22 October 2017.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.

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