Careers at The Friendlies
Registered Nurse (Cardiac Services)

My Company  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Unit 2 - Cardiac Services

The Position

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse for our busy Cardiac step-down unit with strong clinical skills for management of acutely unwell patients. This is a specialized area of medicine involved in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of complications for patients with a wide range of cardiac and/or coronary artery disease. 

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 coronary and medical conditions
  • Appropriate and accurate application of clinical assessment procedures to evaluate medical 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 Medical Officer 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 coronary care experience including patient management with conditions such as acute Coronary Syndrome, Stemi/Non Stemi, Cardiac Arrthymias, Heart Failure, Acute Pulmonary Oedema, Pulmonary Emboli and the management of patients pre and post Coronary Angiography and Cardiac Device implants (highly desirable)
  3. Relevant medical experience gained in an acute environment that demonstrates knowledge and skills transferrable to a role in a coronary 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 at midnight on 14 October 2020.

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: Full time and Part time positions
  • Position classification:  Registered Nurse
  • Remuneration: $66 095.22 to $84 933.02 per annum
  • Remuneration:  $2 625.31 to $3 373.56 per fortnight
  • Hours per week: Up to 38 hours
  • Job Vacancy: JV0501