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Registered Nurse/Midwife - Perioperative Nursing

NT Government

Base pay $80k - $106k
Permanent Full time Standard business hours
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Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.
Central Australian Region

Nurse 2 - Remuneration Package Range $79,799 - $105,575 (Comprising salary $71,670 - $94,821, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave) In addition to above Package Range; professional development allowances and salary sacrifice provisions apply

Perioperative Unit Alice Springs Hospital – Alice Springs
Several Ongoing vacancies are available

The Central Australia region covers the largest area of all the regions within the Northern territory. It share borders with Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland’s and encompasses some 550,000 km. The landscape has spectacular natural attractions, including amazing desert environments, mountain ranges and outback swimming holes, as well as extraordinary Aboriginal cultural experiences. Alice Springs is the major township with a population of around 27,000. The region includes 28 remote communities and more than 200 outstations. 

Central Australia is host to a number of annual arts, music and sporting events, including the Desert Mob art exhibition and market place , Uluru Field of lights, Bush Bands Bash, Wide Open Spaces, Finke Desert ace, Camel Cup, Henley – on –Todd dry river boat race, as well as the Parrtijima Festival, to name just a few. 

The population in Alice Springs is 39,391 (2020) with the main age range being 25 to 49 years (29.3%). Aboriginal people make up 42% of the population and 1 in 5 people speak Aboriginal languages at home. 

The majority of the population lives in Alice Springs with the remainder of the population living in remote communities and on outstations, police stations, roadhouses and mine and exploration sites, as well as the township of Yulara near Uluru.

The lifestyle in Central Australia is unique. For more information visit: see and do 
Alice Springs – Boundless Possible - The Territory (nt.gov.au)

The central Australia Region encompasses Acute Care Services, including Alice Springs Hospital, Primary and Public Health Care, and Mental Health Services. Alice Springs Hospital has 207 beds and facilities include emergency services, surgical and medical care, paediatrics and obstetrics. 

Surrounded by the beautiful MacDonnell ranges, the Alice Springs Hospital Unit is comprised of a small and dynamic team, who provide a broad range of elective and emergency surgical services to meet the needs of the community. The unit promotes a culturally safe environment where you can expect to work with and learn from a culturally diverse population. Comprising of five operating theatre suites, two recovery units, and admissions office areas and waiting rooms.   

Perioperative nurses can work to their full scope of practice across the following core areas:

  • Perioperative patient assessment and education Nursing
  • Anaesthetics Nursing
  • Instrument / Circulating Nursing 
  • Post Anaesthetic Care (PACU) Nursing 

We are looking for enthusiastic Registered Nurses with experience in the Perioperative environment to come and join our collaborative team. In the Alice Springs Hospital Perioperative Unit you will experience a variety of skillsets across anaesthetics, surgical (instrument and circulating), and pre – and – post – operative care, supported by a Nurse education team,   making  it the perfect place for the nurse who is looking to do it all.  

For further information please contact Debra Mullan Nurse Manager Consultant Perioperative Unit Alice Springs Hospital. On 08 8951 7055 or Debra.mullan@nt.gov.au  

Quote vacancy number: 4299 
Vacancy closing date: 13/07/2022

Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.jobs.nt.gov.au 

Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available at www.australiasnorthernterritory.com.au

Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ https://forms.pfes.nt.gov.au/safent) and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Department of Health is a Smoke Free Workplace


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Job details
Date posted
16 Jun 2022
Healthcare & Medical
Base pay
$80k - $106k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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