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Assistant in Nursing - Drug & Alcohol Centre

  • Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 2650
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Feb 13 2023

Calvary Riverina Private Hospital, Wagga Wagga

Assistant in Nursing - Drug & Alcohol Centre

  • Exciting Permanent Full Time opportunity available!
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment


About the role

In consultation with the Registered Nurse and Clinical Manager of the ward/department, and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, you will provide care for a specific group of patients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Giving direct care to a specific patient population within each unit by attending basic hygiene needs i.e.: showering, mouth care, shaving, toileting needs.
  • Providing assistance to patients with feeding, positioning, mobilisation, pressure area care
  • Using a patient centred approach to patient assessment in conjunction with the Registered Nurse by performing vital signs, weighing patients, performing urinalysis 
  • Escorting patients to appointments as directed by the Registered Nurse 


What you bring 

  • COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement unless assessed exempt
  • Immunisations as outlined in the NSW Health Policy
  • Successfully completed the first year of a Bachelor of Nursing Degree at a recognised tertiary institution with evidence of a pass grade in all clinical components and currently enrolled in the second year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree; or Certificate lll in Health Services Assistant
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge, understanding and demonstration of customer service culture in health care
  • Willingness to embrace the hospital’s core values, mission and vision and to incorporate into practice
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

For further information please contact Belinda Waugh, Nurse Unit Manager on


About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.


Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:


If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role as outlined in the NSW Health policy.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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