Theatre – Anaesthetics & Recovery & Scrub Scout Registered Nurses Bundaberg QLD

Our client is a leading local employer of choice due to our friendly and values’ based culture, as well as our ongoing commitment to career development and employee satisfaction.  With 67% of our workforce stating that our organisation is a ‘truly a great place to work’, we think they are on the right track!
The Benefits
As a part of The team, you can access an extensive array of benefits such as:

  • Attractive salary packaging options:
  • Up to $9010 annually towards household expenses
  • An additional $2650 annually towards meals and entertainment expenses
  • Discounts at our Pharmacy (excludes prescription medication)
  • Bulk billing opportunities at I-Med and Sullivan Nicolaides located within our Hospital
  • Monthly staff BBQ, Employee of the Month Awards and an Annual awards evening to recognise our outstanding employees and their contributions
  • Morning and afternoon tea provided daily

  
Access to our dedicated onsite Learning and Development team providing ongoing training, education and professional development opportunities 
A variety of Committees and Working Parties to become involved with and contribute ideas/knowledge
Temporary and short term accommodation options may be available to assist while you source permanent accommodation (for staff relocating)
Relocation assistance may be available through Smartsalary
Active social club providing opportunities to build connections and establish yourself in the community
  
The Position
We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse – Anaesthetics/Recovery and Scrub Scout  to join our Perioperative Services team in a fulltime capacity however we will also consider suitable applicants seeking part time opportunities. Our busy theatre complex supports a variety of services including ophthalmology, neurology, general surgery, ENT, urology, orthopaedics, gynaecology, vascular, endoscopy and plastics.
The Person
Strong emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate the organisations values of Courage, Diligence, Compassion, Wisdom and Friendliness, as well as their ability to commit to and apply these values in the workplace.
Scrub Scout Nurse:

  • Functions as a member of the health care team
  • Facilitates effective communication with the team
  • Confirm patient identification, consent and perform “time out” as per policy
  • Ensure instruments for procedure are available and sterile
  • Scrub in accordance to acorn standards
  • Prepare surgical setup immediately prior to commencement of procedure
  • Perform surgical count with circulating nurse as per acorn standards
  • Anticipate needs of surgeon
  • Ensure aseptic technique is adhered to
  • Adhere to safety requirements to prevent injury to patients and staff
  • Ensure legal documentation is complete
  • Ensures waste / disposables are handled in the correct manner. Confirms patient identification, valid consent, allergies, fasting status
  • Ensures availability of necessary equipment, instruments and sterile stock
  • Performs surgical count with scrub nurse as per ACORN standards and ensures documentation is complete
  • Monitors aseptic technique throughout procedure
  • Is aware of safety requirements to prevent injury to patients and staff
  • Liaise with the greater health care team/ reception
  • Ensures comprehensive handover to recovery nurse  

  
Anaesthetic Nurse:

  • Functions as a member of the health care team
  • Facilitates effective communication
  • Provides dedicated assistance to the anaesthetist
  • Confirms patient identification, correct operative site, valid consent, allergies, fasting status and medical and surgical history
  • Ensures anaesthetic equipment is available and functional
  • Remain with the patient prior to and during induction
  • Provides appropriate explanations
  • Assists with positioning of patient
  • Monitors clinical responses
  • Assists and anticipates needs of the anaesthetist
  • Is aware of safety precautions to prevent injury

  
Recovery Nurse:

  • Functions as a member of the health care team
  • Facilitates effective communication
  • Is familiar with the area, emergency equipment and protocols
  • Competent in airway management
  • Seeks support and advice for medical assistance as required
  • Receives verbal handover from scout and anaesthetist
  • Monitors and responds to clinical needs
  • Assess pain relief and ensures prompt administration of analgesia
  • Documents on recovery chart all observations
  • Ensure appropriate   handover on discharge

  
Key Selection Criteria

  1. Evidence of tertiary qualifications and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  2. Demonstrated experience working in Theatre
  3. Advanced communication and evaluation skills that enhance and promote patient care and safety, including highly developed critical problem-solving skills
  4. Knowledge of and a demonstrated commitment to quality processes including policies, guidelines and evidence-based practices
  5. Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate patient care within a multidisciplinary team environment to provide outcome-based care
  6. High attention to detail to ensure documentation is current, accurate, timely and maintains confidentiality

  
  
Position Summary

  • Employment Type: Fulltime
  • Position classification:  Registered Nurse
  • Remuneration: $69 964 to $89 905 per annum

  
  
How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please forward your Cover Letter and Resume to Sharon Eden at [email protected] or call for a confidential chat on 07 3099 8513

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