Position Details
Reference Number 32991
Position Title Registered Emergency Nurse - Discovery Program
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Sunshine 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 800,000 people. We have more than 7,200 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

We are seeking dynamic Registered Nurses that are committed to the delivery of outstanding nursing care along with advancing their own professional development. The Western Health Emergency Department Discovery Program is a 6-month supported learning program designed to introduce you to the exciting and demanding field of Emergency Department nursing.

The position is temporary part-time at 64 hours per fortnight, working a rotating roster, including night shift.

We are a busy department seeing in excess of 250 presentations per day, providing care for the ever expanding outer western suburbs of Melbourne. Our exciting and highly skilled workforce provides quality care to a diverse range of high acuity patients ready to assist in your professional development.

The Emergency Department Discovery Program combines clinical experience with theoretical learning over a 6-month period. In addition, there are paid study days, a comprehensive clinical workbook and set clinical hurdles and activities to facilitate learning, along with support from a dedicated unit based education team to support your development.

Nurses who successfully complete the Discovery Program will be clinically and educationally prepared to undertake post graduate studies in affiliation with the University of Melbourne.

Essential Criteria:

  • Current registration with AHPRA to work in Australia
  • Minimum commitment of 64 hours per fortnight, working a rotating roster
  • Recent acute medical or surgical experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to own professional development


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • 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.

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

Unfortunately Visa sponsorship is not available for this program

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Louise Cooke
Contact Number 83451921
Alternate Contact Person Lisa Carlyon
Alternate Contact Number 83450133
Alternate Contact Email lisa.carlyon@wh.org.au
Closing Date 30/11/2018
Position Description Registered Nurse PD 2017_EMC.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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