Position Details
Reference Number 17407
Position Title Registered Nurse - Extended Recovery Unit
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Nurses & Midwives
Classification From: YP3 - RN GRADE 2 YEAR 2
Classification To: YP11 - RN GRADE 2 YEAR 10
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


About Perioperative Services


The Operating Suite at Peter Mac provides cancer specific care for our patients ranging from endoscopic surgical procedures through to specialised robotic surgery and very complex multi-speciality cases.  Due to increasing patient acuity, we are opening two Extended Recovery beds within our existing PACU to provide care 24 hours/5 days a week. This specialised care is targeted at surgical patients who require longer than standard postoperative care.


Your role in our future


We are seeking highly motivated RNs in Recovery and High Acuity Nursing to join our perioperative team to work in our friendly and supportive organisation in a part time capacity.


Ideally you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Non-invasive ventilation;
  • Low dose inotrope infusion;
  • Ability to read and interpret blood gases and ECGs;
  • Pain management;
  • Excellent prioritisation and problem solving skills.

 Peter Mac Operating suite can offer you:

  • Monday to Saturday roster with no weekend night duty;
  • Comprehensive supportive orientation;
  • New purpose built building with world class facilities and extraordinary outdoor spaces;
  • Opportunities to grow your career;
  • Wellness programs for staff;
  • A real focus on patient wellbeing;
  • Salary packaging;
  • Employee assistance program;
  • Support for further post-operative studies;
  • Central city location within the VCCC biomedical precinct;

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Working at Peter Mac is more than a job. It’s a place where you will truly make a difference


Selection Criteria Essential: Are you registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is your nursing registration current?
Essential: Do you have PACU experience?
Desirable: Do you have a postgraduate qualification?
Desirable: Current advanced life support (ALS) certification?
Contact Person Mardi Durling
Contact Number 03 8559 5730
Alternate Contact Person Hollie Janzen
Alternate Contact Number 03 8559 5730
Closing Date 21/11/2019
Position Description
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