Position Details
Reference Number 33593
Position Title Registered Nurse - Discovery Program, Coronary Care Unit
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Western Health
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 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the role

Seeking a Registered Nurse with current acute nursing experience to join the CCU Discovery Program.

Western Health CCU is seeking RN’s with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills who are interested in experiencing what CCU has to offer. The position is temporary (12 month) part time at 64hrs per fortnight, and includes 6 structured study days and a supernumerary day in our Cardiac Cath lab. Successful completion of this program offers ongoing opportunity for consolidation and a pathway toward the Postgraduate Diploma of Cardiac nursing. Applicants are expected to show a keen interest in their ongoing professional development and a mastery of the nursing basics. 

  • Experience nursing on a Coronary Care Unit
  • 7 paid study days
  • Support of a unit based educator


  • Participate in education from shift to shift as well as formal education days, some self-directed learning also required.
  • Participate in clinical hurdles including online modules and an exam.
  • Shift work including nights, at Footscray and Sunshine CCUs.
  • Provide exceptional care to patients in Cardiac Care setting.
  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies

Essential criteria

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor or Nursing qualification or equivalent
  • Current acute nursing experience.
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia
  • Possess excellent clinical and organisation skills.
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal 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 Desirable: Are you available to work rotating shifts including night shift?
Desirable: Do you have current acute medical or surgical nursing experience?
Desirable: Are you available to work at both Sunshine and Footscray Western Health campus'?
Desirable: Are you eligible to work within Australia?
Contact Person Toni Davey
Contact Number 83959220
Alternate Contact Person Glecy Muir
Alternate Contact Number 83457374
Closing Date 25/11/2018
Position Description CCU Registered Nurse PD 2017.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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