Position Details
Reference Number 35601
Position Title Registered Nurse - Discovery Program, Coronary Care Unit
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

Registered Nurse – Coronary Care Unit Discovery Program – Commencing January 2020

  • Permanent Part Time – 64 hours per fortnight
  • Registered Nurse Grade 2
  • Opportunity to transition into Coronary Care
  • Excellent Staff Benefits

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.

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.

This offer of ongoing employment is within Western Health.  Satisfactory completion of the discovery program is required within 12 months.  Permanent position in CCU may be obtained with successful completion of post graduate studies in Cardiac Nursing, which you may wish to apply for following successful completion of the CCU discovery program.


  • Participate in education from shift to shift as well as formal education days, some self-directed learning also required.
  • Participate in clinical hurdles and ongoing learning objectives with an exam at the end of the program
  • Shift work including nights, may include rotations between Footscray and Sunshine CCU.
  • 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?
Essential: Do you require sponsorship?
Essential: Do you have recent experience working in an acute medical or surgical setting?
Contact Person Toni Davey
Contact Number 83959220
Alternate Contact Person Donald Johnson
Alternate Contact Number 83457374
Closing Date 01/11/2019
Position Description CCU Registered Nurse PD 2017.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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