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Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife - 1860

Location: Melbourne
Position: Permanent | Full Time
Salary: Negotiable

We have a very exciting role in a prestigious Melbourne hospital. The Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife uses clinical knowledge and evidence based nursing to care for people of all ages and cultural groups, including individuals, families and communities. Care can be provided in a range of settings which may include acute, community, residential and extended care settings, homes, educational institutions or other work settings and modifies practice according to mode of care delivery. The Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife practises independently and interdependently, assuming accountability and responsibility for their own actions and delegation of care to enrolled nurses and health care workers in accordance with legislation and protocols.

Reporting to the Reports directly to the Nurse Manager/Department Head, the Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife is expected to maintain a close collaborative working relationship with the medical and allied health staff and other nursing and support staff across the hospital. The registered Nurse adheres to hospital policies, procedures and all activities are undertaken within the framework of the Mission, Values and Vision of the hospital.

Role and responsibilities

Leadership and management

  • Leading the coordination of nursing and health care within and across different care contexts to facilitate optimal health outcomes within their level of preparation
  • Communicating, referring to, and being involved in consultation with, other relevant health professionals, service providers, and community and support services
  • Contributing to the positive management of a working shift through the coordination of the work and management of information, patient flow, staff resource allocation and in the event of an emergency application of the appropriate procedures and actions
  • Responding to the need for flexible rostering to maximise patient care, meet service needs and those needs of the individual
  • Using information technology to develop and guide practice
  • Using evidence-based practice to support decision making
  • Is a strong patient and family advocate

Operational responsibilities

  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care in collaboration with individuals and the multidisciplinary health care team
  • Delivering care to patients to meet the hospital’s organisational goals
  • Performing nursing interventions in accordance with recognised standards of practice and ensuring accurate and timely documentation
  • Ensuring that care is communicated and coordinated within the multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrating attention to the needs of the patient and family to maintain privacy, dignity and confidentiality
  • Responding effectively to unexpected or rapidly changing situations and escalates issues as required
  • Providing effective and timely direction and supervision to ensure that delegated care is provided safely and accurately
  • Any delegation of care takes into consideration the education and training of enrolled nurses and health care workers and the context of care
  • Ensuring discharge planning is initiated on patient admission to ensure patients and families are well prepared for discharge
  • Undertaking clinical supervision, continuous quality improvement and research data generation

Resource Management

  • Adhere to the hospital codes of professional conduct, code of ethics, standards of practice and competencies, Mission, Values and Vision, and the Behaviours that Matter

Professional Development

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the achievement of professional expertise for his/herself and direct reports through:

  • Maintenance of ongoing personal professional development/ continuing education
  • Personal application of the hospital performance management framework
  • Identifying, encouraging and monitoring the continuing development of others within a learning culture.

Qualification and education requirements

  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
  • Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse
  • Clinical experience in clinical area of employment
  • Using computers and basic software packages
  • Understanding of the requirements of the Nurses Act 1993 (Vic) and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council {ANMAC) Competencies
  • Maintains and develops required competencies in practice


  • Sponsorship package
  • Relocation package
  • Career progression
  • Career development and training
  • Salary and conditions in accordance with the Employer Contract of Employment/ Employment Agreement

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