Position Details
Reference Number 35118
Position Title Registered Nurse - Discovery Program
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Footscray Hospital
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role


Theatre Discovery endeavours to provide base core knowledge within a clinical environment for the development of specialised Peri Operative Nurses. This follows Western Health’s focus on Best Care to ensure the values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety are upheld.

Positions exist at Joan Kirner Woman’s and Children’s Hospital and Footscray Hospital Theatres for Registered Nurses Division One interested in an Anaesthetic / PACU OR Instrument/ Circulating stream of the Perioperative Discovery Program. All positions will commence with a one day orientation on Monday 26th of August 2019.

This six month position will see participants initially working day shifts with the potential to work evening shifts depending on the acquired skills and knowledge.

The Discovery position is classified within Grade 2 Year 1-10 as appropriate and successful applicants are required to work full time during this period to complete clinical requirements. Please nominate your preferred campus and stream in your application.

Formal clinical appraisal, theoretical coursework and assessments of competency skills are undertaken throughout the course and further information regarding theoretical and assessment requirements can be found at:


For further information regarding the program please contact perioperativeeducators@wh.org.au




We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have working rights within Australia?
Desirable: You are able to work full time?
Contact Person Lynette Hay
Contact Number 83456168
Closing Date 26/07/2019
Position Description Registered Nurse Operating Theatre PD 2017.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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