Position Details
Reference Number 31611
Position Title Registered Nurse
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 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

  • Medical ImagingDepartment
  • Footscray Campus
  • Temporary Full time

The Medical Imaging Department aims to provide excellence in diagnostic and interventional imaging services including education, training and development to the staff and patients of Western Health. The Medical Imaging Department operates Monday–Friday 0830-1700 hours and provides emergency imaging services 24/7. The Department consists of many disciplines including the dedicated nursing and ancillary staff comprising the radiographers, clerical staff, clinical assistants, Radiology Registrars and Radiologists.

A temporary 4 month position (full time) is available in Medical Imaging; the successful applicant should have a keen interest in Radiology nursing or desire to learn. Prior experience in Medical Imaging, Day Procedure Unit or Theatre/Recovery is highly desirable. On the job training will be provided. The Successful candidate will work in an Imaging/Radiation environment and Full PPE and radiation safety training will be provided.

Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic services including:

  • CT
  • X-Ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Angiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine

Duties

  • Provide a high standard of nursing care for patients who are undergoing diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Adhere to the OH&S and radiation safety policies pertaining to Medical Imaging.
  • Work using sterile fields and aseptic technique for perioperative procedures.
  • General nursing and perioperative procedural work in various modalities.
  • Recovery nursing and observation of patients post procedure.
  • Admission and Discharge planning.
  • MRI nursing and ability to work in a Magnetic field environment.
  • Medication administration and administration of Radiological Contrast Media.
  • Nurse/patient escorts
  • Full Documentation of interventional procedures
  • Procedural sedation and recovery
  • Maintain strict Asceptic technic for Interventional radiology procedures.
  • Management of deteriorating patients.
  • To work in Radiology Pre Admission Clinic to ensure patients are prepared for radiological procedures.

Essential Criteria

Prior experience in Medical Imaging, Day Procedure Unit or Theatre/Recovery is highly desirable.

 Benefits

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

Culture

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 does not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

 

Selection Criteria Essential: Registered Nurse Division 1
Essential: Current AHPRA nursing registration
Essential: Good communication/interpersonal skills
Essential: Medical Imaging/Medical Surgical nursing experience
Essential: Quick/fast learner
Essential: After hours on call availability
Contact Person Jasmin Navarro
Contact Number 83456938
Alternate Contact Person Julie Ann Makiling
Alternate Contact Number 83456171
Closing Date 22/01/2018
Position Description Registered Nurse MI-PD 2017.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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