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Theatre Nurse


Posted: 12 Sep 2023

Location: Rural Australia

Are you passionate about patient care and thrive in a fast-paced environment within a rural Region?

Sum­ma­ry – about the role : 

A the­atre nurse, also known as a peri­op­er­a­tive nurse, is a cru­cial mem­ber of the sur­gi­cal team. They assist sur­geons, anes­the­si­ol­o­gists, and oth­er health­care pro­fes­sion­als in the oper­at­ing room. The­atre nurs­es ensure the ster­ile envi­ron­ment, pass instru­ments, mon­i­tor patient vital signs, and pro­vide post-oper­a­tive care. Their atten­tion to detail, strong com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, and abil­i­ty to work well under pres­sure con­tribute to safe and effi­cient sur­gi­cal procedures.

As a the­atre nurse, your respon­si­bil­i­ties will include:

  • Pre­pare the oper­at­ing room for sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures, ensur­ing it is clean, prop­er­ly stocked, and all nec­es­sary equip­ment and sup­plies are available.
  • Col­lab­o­rate with the sur­gi­cal team to con­firm the sur­gi­cal plan, patient infor­ma­tion, and any spe­cial require­ments for the procedure.
  • Assist in posi­tion­ing and prepar­ing the patient for surgery, ensur­ing their safe­ty and comfort.
  • Main­tain a ster­ile envi­ron­ment through­out the pro­ce­dure by fol­low­ing strict infec­tion con­trol protocols.
  • Pass instru­ments, sponges, and oth­er sur­gi­cal sup­plies to the sur­geon and oth­er mem­bers of the sur­gi­cal team as needed.
  • Mon­i­tor the patien­t’s vital signs, anaes­the­sia admin­is­tra­tion, and flu­id bal­ance dur­ing the surgery, pro­vid­ing time­ly updates to the team.
  • Doc­u­ment accu­rate and detailed records of the sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure, includ­ing instru­ment counts and any unex­pect­ed events or complications.
  • Assist with wound dress­ing, sur­gi­cal site clo­sure, and appli­ca­tion of post-oper­a­tive dressings.
  • Pro­vide post-oper­a­tive care and edu­ca­tion to patients and their fam­i­lies, address­ing any con­cerns or questions.

What we require from you: 

  • APHRA reg­is­tra­tion
  • Grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tion in Oper­at­ing The­atre nursing 
  • Or equiv­a­lent clin­i­cal expe­ri­ence in the field 
  • Anaes­thet­ics, DPU & recovery 
  • Clin­i­cal Skills and expe­ri­ence rel­e­vant to acute nursing
  • Flex­i­bil­i­ty to work full time across a rotat­ing 7‑day roster.
  • Com­plete COVID Vac­ci­na­tions & 2022 Flu Vac­ci­na­tion, Serol­o­gy evi­dence of immu­ni­sa­tion status
  • Bachelor’s Or Masters 
  • Triage Cer­tifi­cate / ALS (desir­able)
  • Cur­rent Nation­al Police Check & Work­ing with Children’s Check

Our Ben­e­fits:

  • Com­pet­i­tive pay rates for theatre
  • includ­ing shift penal­ties, pro­vid­ing fair com­pen­sa­tion for your valu­able skills and experience.
  • Tal­ent Quar­ter also sup­plies Salary Packing !
  • We offer flex­i­ble work arrange­ments work­ing with you to secure a contract.
  • We can expose you to a diverse range of clients and set­tings, with ongo­ing contracts.
  • Sup­port­ive con­sults that val­ue its employees
  • We strive to pro­vide a flex­i­ble work envi­ron­ment that allows you to pri­or­i­tize your per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al needs.
  • We strive to retain our Can­di­dates; we pro­vide a Healthy reten­tion bonus.
  • Trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion issues are some­thing we nego­ti­ate with our clients, to pro­vide our can­di­dates the best.

Over­all, work­ing with Tal­ent Quar­ter as an the­atre nurse is an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to grow your career, make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of oth­ers, and expe­ri­ence the adven­ture of work­ing in rur­al and remote locations.

We offer an amaz­ing refer­ral scheme also, so if you know any­one look­ing for an oppor­tu­ni­ty reach out to us today!

If you’re Inter­est­ed, or if you want more infor­ma­tion feel free to con­tact Jac­in­ta our ded­i­cat­ed con­sul­tant @Talent Quarter.

Email: Jacinta.​scanlon@​talentquarter.​com Phone: 0864006440

We look for­ward to work­ing with you and cre­at­ing your new and excit­ing job opportunity.