Perioperative – Registered Nurse Level 1 – VISA/Sponsorship for eligible candidates

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Job description

Employment Type: Part-time, full-time, temporary and permanent positions available Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1 (PN 65684, several) Salary: $72,698 – $97,112 (Plus 11.5% Super) Location: The Canberra Hospital Section: Perioperative Department Closing Date: 05 June 2024

What can we offer you:

• City living without the traffic – click here to see why you should live in Canberra. • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions within a tertiary hospital. • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions. • Flexible working conditions. • 11.5% Superannuation. • VISA/Sponsorship for eligible candidates. • Reimbursement of relocation expenses for interstate candidates (subject to review and approval).

To find out more on what a career at CHS can give you, the benefits of working with us and why Canberra is Australia’s happiest city click here: Benefits of working with us – Canberra Health Services (

About the Role:

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is undergoing massive growth, and we want you to be a part of our team! Work with the latest technology and facilities, in the new Critical Services Building (Building 5) due for completion in August 2024.

Between our existing Building 12 and brand-new Perioperative Unit in Building 5 at Canberra Hospital, the perioperative department will consist of a Day of Surgery Admissions Unit, with plans for up to 20 Operating Theatres covering a wide range of surgical specialities, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit and an Extended Day Surgery Unit together with several out of areas procedural and invasive specialty areas.

Successful candidates will be provided ongoing education and training opportunities. You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team that will work with you to expand and develop your clinical skills to care for patient with a wide range of needs.

We are looking for:

Scrub / Scout (Circulating and Instrument) Registered Nurses Anaesthetic Registered Nurses Post Anaesthetic Care Unit Registered Nurses Extended Day Surgery Unit Registered Nurses

Candidates with 2 years of acute care clinical experience are encouraged to apply.

For more information regarding the position duties click here for the Position Description.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

• Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check. • Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.

To Apply:

Please apply online by submitting a copy of your CV along with a 2-page cover letter or pitch, responding to the Selection Criteria, listed in the Position Description.

Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website.

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are particularly encouraged to apply.

Canberra Hospital Expansion Project – CHS is constructing a new critical services building called ‘Building 5’ which is a 44,000sqm nine storey building specifically designed to deliver state-of-the-art acute clinical services at the Canberra Hospital. Building 5 is the largest healthcare infrastructure project undertaken in the Territory’s history and it represents the largest clinical and operational change program to ever be implemented by Canberra Health Services. Building 5 integrates with a number of existing buildings at the Campus including Building 1 and Building 2, to facilitate a seamless public thoroughfare, patient transportation and back-of-house logistics distribution.

North Canberra Hospital – As of 3 July 2023 Calvary Public Hospital Bruce transitioned to CHS and became North Canberra Hospital. The transition will deliver a health system networked under one provider and will provide increased workforce opportunities for staff at both CHS sites. The ACT Government will be building a new northside hospital on the existing hospital campus in Bruce to meet the growing health care needs of our community, with construction to commence mid-decade providing more beds, increased services, and increased career opportunities.


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