Registered Nurse – Operating Room Suite


Posted: 10 Jun 2022

Location: Launceston TAS

Come and join the Tasmanian Health Service's dynamic and innovative team with rostering based on safe working practices that are aimed at allowing employees the time to enjoy exploring the many activities Tasmania has to offer.


The Role:

The Reg­is­tered Nurse — Oper­at­ing Room Suite (ORS):

  • Strength­ens health out­comes through the pro­vi­sion of safe, qual­i­ty, clin­i­cal­ly appro­pri­ate nurs­ing care, in part­ner­ship with patients/​clients, their fam­i­lies and oth­er health professionals.
  • Is an inte­gral part of the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary peri­op­er­a­tive team. The pri­ma­ry focus of the ORS nurse is to pro­vide safe, qual­i­ty, evi­dence-based care for patients dur­ing the peri­op­er­a­tive phase of the sur­gi­cal journey.
  • Please review the state­ment of duties for a full list of duties.

Pre­ferred Skills and Experience 

  • The­atre expe­ri­ence ben­e­fi­cial as an under­grad­u­ate or Reg­is­tered Nurse
  • Expe­ri­ence in day pro­ce­dure, Anaes­thet­ic /​post anaes­thet­ic care, or scrub scout experience

The Unit:

The LGH Oper­at­ing Suite (ORS) sup­ports a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary mod­el of care where team­work is the pri­or­i­ty. The suite cov­ers a diverse range of sur­gi­cal spe­cial­ties mak­ing for a dynam­ic envi­ron­ment cur­rent­ly pro­vid­ing a ser­vice up to 7 the­atres. The ORS is expe­ri­enc­ing a peri­od of devel­op­ment with­in the nurs­ing struc­ture to embrace new learn­ers includ­ing an effec­tive tran­si­tion to prac­tice pro­gramme for grad­u­ates, new learn­ers and under­grad­u­ate nurs­ing stu­dents. The ORS is sup­port­ed by an edu­ca­tion team includ­ing spe­cial­ty spe­cif­ic Clin­i­cal Nurse Edu­ca­tors and clin­i­cal coach­es to help on board staff that are new to the suite. 

The LGH ORS has seam­less link­ages with a col­lo­cat­ed ster­il­is­ing depart­ment, a short stay sur­gi­cal unit and 2 sur­gi­cal wards com­plet­ing the foot­print that opti­mis­es effi­cien­cy and effec­tive­ness and pro­vides a high lev­el of patient care.

The Loca­tion:

Life in Launce­s­ton offers an envi­able lifestyle with afford­able real estate; qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion sys­tem, stress free com­mut­ing, excep­tion­al food and wine, a vibrant café and arts cul­ture and all the enter­tain­ment and ser­vices need­ed to con­tribute to a great work/​life style bal­ance. Add to this eas­i­ly acces­si­ble world her­itage wilder­ness and pris­tine beach­es on your doorstep.

The LGH caters for all major spe­cial­ties, except for neu­ro and car­diac surgery, and is the major hos­pi­tal for the north of the state. The oper­at­ing room suite has nine the­atres includ­ing a state-of-the-art hybrid theatre.

Come and join our dynam­ic and inno­v­a­tive team with ros­ter­ing based on safe work­ing prac­tices that are aimed at allow­ing employ­ees the time to enjoy explor­ing the many activ­i­ties Tas­ma­nia has to offer. Team­work, respect and trust is a focus in our work­place along with com­mit­ment to best patient care outcomes.

Details of Appointment

Mul­ti­ple per­ma­nent, full time and part time , shift work­er posi­tion work­ing up to 76 hours per fort­night com­menc­ing as soon as possible.

  • Appli­cants should note that, for a peri­od of six months from the date of pub­li­ca­tion, this selec­tion process may be used to fill sub­se­quent or sim­i­lar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $67,982 — $93,964 per annum + 10% super­an­nu­a­tion + access to salary packaging

In addi­tion, the fol­low­ing allowances cal­cu­lat­ed on the salaried incre­men­tal point may be available:

  • Access to the Grade 4 salary range $87,970 — $93,964 is sub­ject to suc­cess­ful appli­ca­tion for pro­gres­sion to Grade 4
  • Salary range is in accor­dance with Nurs­es and Mid­wives (Tas­man­ian State Ser­vice) Agree­ment 2019

How to Apply

To apply vis­it: https://​careers​.page​up​peo​ple​.com/​759​/​c​w​/​e​n​/​j​o​b​/​1082190​/​r​e​g​i​s​t​e​r​e​d​-​n​u​r​s​e​-​o​p​e​r​a​t​i​n​g​-​r​o​o​m​-​s​u​i​t​e​-​522878


For More Information

Tonia Harp­er
Posi­tion: Nurse Unit Manager
Phone: (03) 6777 6626
E‑mail: tonia.​harper@​ths.​tas.​gov.​au