This vacancy was added on 3 November, 2022

Temporary Part time position (12 months term) – neg up to 64 hours per fortnight

We are currently seeking 2 Registered Nurses

As the Registered Nurse in Perioperative Services you are responsible for delivering safe and effective personal care and clinical care, in accordance with the consumer’s needs, goals and preferences to optimise their health and well-being.

You will ensure the development of your clinical skills and support the development of those skills in staff who are placed under your responsibility.  You will contribute to the quality, safety and risk management programs for the Perioperative Unit.

You will contribute to an environment that is conducive to person centred care which fosters a culture of consume engagement and partnership.  You will practice, and model the practice of nursing, to staff in the unit/department, according to the standards prescribed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Professional Codes and Guidelines.

The theatre complex consists of 3 operating theatres, and supports a wide range of surgical specialities, including general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, urology, plastics, ophthalmic and endoscopy. The unit operates from Monday – Thursday with on call duties afterhours and on weekends.

About you:

  • Degree level qualification with a recognised educational institution in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioners Regulations Agency
  • Sound clinical knowledge, skills and experience with demonstrated clinical competence
  • Aptitude and willingness to learn new processes and procedures under direction from senior Unit staff
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs, issues and sensitivities of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team delivering excellent patient care
  • Commitment to developing practice, including willingness to undertake further training in perioperative services, in addition to expected professional development

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About us:

Portland District Health (PDH) provides an integrated health service for the community. The hospital was established in 1856 on the current site and now provides a comprehensive range of services that include:

  • Hospital based Medical and Surgical services, Medical Imaging (Radiology), Pharmacy and Pathology
  • A 24/7 Urgent Care Centre for emergency treatment
  • Residential aged care for 30 residents at Harbourside Lodge
  • An extensive range of primary and community services for the local community

PDH delivers services from a single campus, employs around 470 staff with an FTE of approximately 290, and has an active volunteer workforce. The People and Culture Unit sits within the Corporate Services Directorate, with other Units including Finance, Building Services, Food Services, Environmental Services, Executive Support, Administration and Health Information.

The Region – Glenelg Shire

Appreciate the beautiful surroundings of the Glenelg Shire, trek the Great South West Walk, Bridgewater Bay’s rugged coastline, or explore Budj Bim (a World Heritage site) and Mount Richmond National Park

Affordable coastal, rural and low density urban housing, a choice or private and public primary and secondary school makes Portland an ideal place to work, live and raise a family

To find out more about Portland visit the Glenelg Shire and I Am Portland websites

How to apply

Applications need to include:

  • a letter which tells us who you are and why you should be our next team member. Look at the selection criteria in the position description for some ideas.
  • a resume outlining your education, experience and work related achievements. We are looking to see if your employment and experience have set you up with skills needed to be successful in this role.
  • details of at least two professional referees. We will be calling them and asking them a wide range of questions about how you performed as an employee in your past roles. They need to be able to provide feedback on your performance.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current Immunisation status. This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Portland District Health Immunisation Policy.

For further details and a position description please visit our careers section at:

Applications close: 5pm Friday 2nd December 2022

Applications must include a letter outlining your suitability for the position, a current resume, qualifications and two referees.

Email your application to: for queries please phone HR (03)5521 0312