Careers at The Friendlies
Registered Nurse (Orthopaedic Unit)

My Company  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Unit 4 - Surgical

About us

The Friendly Society Private Hospital, affectionately known as The Friendlies, is a 142-bed acute care surgical and medical facility that provides the highest quality healthcare set in modern facilities with the latest technology.  Established as a not-for-profit medical facility in 1946, we have grown to become the leading hospital of choice for the people of Bundaberg and the Wide Bay regions having proudly cared for our community for more than 65 years.

The Position

We are seeking experienced Registered Nurses for our busy 30 bed Orthopaedic Unit with acute surgical knowledge and skills. 

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 orthopaedic experience including patient management, pain management strategies both pre, and post-surgical and observation/reporting post-operative complications (highly desirable)
  3. Demonstrated experience in the management of tractions, cast, splint devices and mobility devices
  4. Relevant clinical experience gained in an acute surgical environment that demonstrates knowledge and skills that are applicable to a role in orthopaedics
  5. Relevant medical experience gained in an acute environment that demonstrates knowledge and skills transferable to a role in a surgical unit
  6.  Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, share information and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary health team.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about providing complete patient care and delivering exceptional customer service, please submit the following:

  1. A cover letter and detailed resume (including 2 professional referees)
  2. A statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria (maximum 150 words per criteria)
  3. Submit your application on our website and complete the Application for Employment form.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be shortlisted. Applications close Friday 21 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. Staff employed prior to 1 July 2017 are not subject to this condition of employment unless they apply for a role with VPD requirement.

Position Summary

  • Employment Type: Full time
  •  Position classification: Registered Nurse
  • Remuneration: $68 258 to $87 712 per annum
  • Remuneration: $2 625 to $3 374 per fortnight
  • Hours per week: 38 hours