Registered Nurse – Pre-Admissions & Recovery – Townsville

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About the role

Mater Private Hospital Townsville has two opportunities for permanent full time Recovery & Pre-Admission Registered Nurses to join the Perioperative team.

Nurses are essential to the delivery of quality care in our regional hospitals, and we value the diversity of experience and culture you bring. Therefore candidates seeking sponsorship are also encouraged to apply!

Whether you are looking for a brand-new life for you and your family, or a working holiday adventure on the other side of the world; Mater may be able to help you achieve your dreams.

Located in Townsville, there is something for all the family, with career opportunities rising across all industries in our thriving regional centres and with access to world class education facilities, health care, affordable housing and living, impressive events and entertainment, sporting and outdoor recreation options.

Salary range: $40.27 – $51.74 (Registered Nurse Level 1) per hour plus superannuation and access to not-for-profit salary packaging up to $15,900

What you’ll be doing

Whilst displaying the highest level of clinical standards for the unit you will be responsible for:

  • Achieving optimal patient outcomes throughout the patient journey and continuum of care
  • Demonstrating exceptional clinical expertise and knowledge of procedures and the management of patients seeking outstanding care
  • Implementing strategies to ensure that quality and risk management are integrated into service provision
  • Working collaboratively with the nursing team to provide exceptional care every time
  • Maintaining current knowledge and skills to ensure continued professional growth

This role will see you demonstrate your commitment to providing quality clinical care.  The pre-admission nurse ensures that pre-operative patients receive a comprehensive assessment, education and appropriate referrals are in place when patients require further review to optimise the surgical pathway.

About you

  • Recent relevant clinical experience as a Registered Nurse in a Pre-Admissions and Recovery environment
  • Current AHPRA nursing registration as a Registered Nurse (no restrictions)
  • Ability to work in an ever-changing and fast paced environment
  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to role model and promote the Mater values
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and clinical problem-solving skills to maximise patient care within the multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to operate both in a team environment and autonomously using initiative, sound reasoning and strong listening, negotiation, and decision-making skills
  • A commitment to learning and reflective practice
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the continuous improvement of health care and nursing practice
  • Exceptional time management
  • High level competence in using electronic information systems such as patient information systems, procedural booking system, Outlook and Microsoft Excel
  • An existing understanding or ability to acquire knowledge in applying Elective Surgery Waitlist governance and business rules
  • A desire to share your experiences and participate in the future development of the unit
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
  • The ability to participate in on-call rostering

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, self-starter who can work collaboratively with other speciality representatives to achieve a common goal. Further, you will be committed to providing quality care and service to patients and their families.

The clinic has a strong commitment to the Mater mission and values with staff striving to offer a compassionate service to patients and their families, to show sensitivity regarding privacy, flexibility when considering patients individual needs, and to promote a helpful environment in which the multidisciplinary team works effectively.

Why join us?

Mater is Queensland’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit healthcare service, providing care for almost 700,000 patients a year across a network of 11 hospitals.

We are a leader in healthcare, education and research — and that’s because we employ exceptional people. #MAKEYOURMATERMOVE

  • Via salary packaging arrangements, allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increase your take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses via salary packaging
  • Access to leading education and professional development via Mater Education
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business/venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation/Other
  • Unlimited access to a multitude of discounted fitness facilities through Fitness Passport
  • Access to on-site, discounted parking
  • Discounted food and beverage at various campus cafés and coffee venues

Mater is committed to the wellbeing of their staff, and it is underpinned by our flexible and remote working policies.

Please Note: We will not require any support from Recruitment Agencies at this time and kindly request no contact is made. Only direct applications will be considered.

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