Position Details
Reference Number 34705
Position Title Discovery Program Registered Nurse - Emergency Department
Employment Type Permanent Part 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

The Footscray Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is seeking dynamic and committed Registered Nurses that are looking to start a nursing career in the specialised field of Emergency Nursing. Western Health offers a six month Emergency Department Discovery Program that enables the successful applicants to combine clinical experience with theoretical learning in an ED setting. In addition, there are paid study days, electronic work sheets and set clinical activities to facilitate theoretical learning, along with support from a dedicated education team to support your development. 

A nurse who successfully completes the Discovery Program will be educationally and clinically prepared to undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Critical Care in affiliation with The University of Melbourne.

Skills & Experience

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing qualification
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia
  • Has successful completed a Graduate Nurse Program
  • Possess excellent clinical and communication skills


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: Must be eligible to work within Australia and hold current nursing registration with APHRA
Essential: Must have permanent residency in Australia
Essential: Must have completed a Graduate Nurse Program or equivalent.
Essential: Must have recent acute medical or surgical experience.
Desirable: Emergency experience advantage
Essential: Ability to work a 7 day rotating roster without limitations
Essential: Must have current immunisation record. ( Please check WH intranet site for New Staff and immunisation requirements).
Contact Person Elizabeth Borowik
Contact Number 83456214
Closing Date 05/06/2019
Position Description Registered Nurse PD 2018_EMC.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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