Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical Ward

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is a multifaceted, growing regional health service employing over 900 staff and providing a comprehensive array of health care services to the East Gippsland community. Located in the beautiful Victorian region of East Gippsland, you will relish a relaxed lifestyle living on the Gippsland Lakes with easy access to isolated beaches, the high-country and snow fields. BRHS offers a rewarding work environment providing challenge, variety and a range of opportunities to progress your career. You will join our dedicated team of health professionals and support staff who are committed to delivering a high quality experience to all. Be bold, make the change now!
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/BRHS/CS/1570014
Closing Date: 17-Oct-2021
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical - September 2020.docx.pdf (PDF, 540KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rebecca Hall, Acting Nurse Unit Manager, Tambo War
03 5150 3359

Position Details

STATUS:           Ongoing, Part time

HOURS:            64.0 hours per fortnight

DEPARTMENT: Tambo Medical/Surgical Ward

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our dedicated team of health professionals and be supported to further advance your knowledge in med/surg nursing.  At BRHS we are committed to providing exceptional patient care and developing our workforce.  We will provide you with a great platform to progress your nursing career in a supportive environment.  Applications for a portion of these hours will be considered.

Why should you Apply?

  • Collaborative and personalised environment which will rapidly expand your skills
  • Supportive environment offering close comradeship and teamwork
  • More opportunities to provide continuity of care and make a real difference
  • Range of learning opportunities including our scholarship and postgraduate studies programs
  • Opportunities for advancement are encouraged and supported
  • Enjoy a fantastic work/life balance in beautiful East Gippsland
  • Reduced living costs with affordable housing, entertainment and education

The Position:

In this role you will work in modern surroundings in our combined Medical/Surgical Ward consisting of 34 beds with 2 bariatric beds and a 4 bed higher acuity area.  Care is provided for a large spectrum of medical conditions as well as post-operative care for gynaecology, urology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, ENT, general surgery patients.  As part of a multifaceted clinical environment you will be exposed to a broad range of patient presentations and clinical situations providing great opportunities to grow your skills. 

What you need:

  • Minimum 12 months recent acute nursing experience
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills with the ability to apply the escalation of care principles.
  • Excellent care planning skills with a good understanding of and commitment to providing patient centred care with a compassionate approach.
  • CVAD competencies or commitment to attain, BLS certification required, ALS an advantage.
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to utilise key principles to ensure a good clinical handover and escalation of care


For more information contact: Rebecca Hall, Acting Nurse Unit Manager, Tambo Ward on 03 5150 3359

Applications by close of business: Sunday 17th October 2021

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume and response to the full key selection criteria as listed in the position description and be submitted by selecting “Apply Now” below.

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In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID19 vaccination prior to commencement.

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