Careers at The Friendlies
Registered Nurse (Surgical)

My Company  
Employment Type:
PP - Part-time Permanent  
Unit 3 - Surgical

The Position

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse for our busy Surgical unit with strong clinical skills for management of acutely unwell patients.

 Day to day duties for this role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Delivery of exceptional patient care, demonstrating a level of skill in clinical decision making and hands-on care-giving for a range of acute surgical conditions
  • Appropriate and accurate application of clinical assessment procedures to evaluate health status to identify and apply timely care intervention for best patient outcomes
  • Identifies when a more detailed assessment and/or intervention is required and seeks the input of clinical peers, the General Practitioner and other relevant health professionals
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills that enhances and supports quality patient care and accuracy of clinical record, builds team trust and confidence
  • Compliance with, and application of current policies and procedures and an understanding of their implications for nursing practice to achieve best practice patient outcomes. 

The Person

Strong emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate, commit to and apply the organisation’s values of Friendliness, Courage, Compassion, Wisdom and Diligence, in the workplace.

 Key Selection Criteria

  1.  Tertiary qualification and current registration with AHPRA
  2. Demonstrated acute surgical care experience such as patient management following surgical interventions which include general, urological, vascular and endocrinological surgery
  3.  Relevant medical experience gained in an acute environment that demonstrates knowledge and skills transferable to a role in a surgical unit
  4.  Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, share information and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary health team
  5.  Effective communication and interpersonal skills to build trust, promote confidence and satisfaction with patients, families’ and support persons

How to Apply

To be considered for this position please submit the following two documents:

  1. Cover letter including a response addressing the Key Selection Criteria (maximum two pages)
  2.  Copy of your Resume, including referees, outlining your skills and experience
  3. Submit your application on our website

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be shortlisted. Applications close 7 May, 2021.

The Benefits

As a part of The Friendlies team, you will enjoy:

  • Attractive salary packaging options and a variety of additional discounts and benefits within our hospital and pharmacies
  •  Career development opportunities and commitment to ongoing training, education and professional development
  •  Family friendly work environment close to professional child care services
  •  Find out more about why The Friendlies is a great place to work at

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Requirements

It is a mandatory condition of employment for this role that you are vaccinated, and remain vaccinated during your employment, against the following vaccine preventable diseases; Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping cough), and Hepatitis.

Position Summary

  • Employment Type: Part time
  •  Position classification:  Registered Nurse
  •  Remuneration: $68 258.15 to $87 712.46 per annum
  • Remuneration:  $2 625.32 to $3 373.56 per fortnight
  •  Hours per week: 32 hours