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Peri-operative Clinical Nurse - Orthopaedic

  • Elizabeth Vale, SA, Australia, 5112
  • Permanent
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • A Part time position (FTE 0.8) negotiable 
  • Clinical Nurse level 2
  • An excellent opportunity for a Peri-operative Orthopaedic Scrub Nurse looking to consolidate and utilise their knowledge

 About the role

The Clinical Nurse is responsible for providing safe, effective and appropriate patient care in a patient-focused environment.

The Clinical Nurse will:-

  • Take responsibility to ensure all aspects of patient care services are of the highest standard.
  • Take a key role in the leadership of the unit, be an accountable and autonomous nurse; act in the best interests of patients at all times and take personal responsibility for own actions and decisions.
  • Be responsible for patient assessment, planning of care, giving and supervising safe and compassionate care, and evaluating the effectiveness of care.

This direct leadership role will see you leading and supporting our team members and reporting to the Clinical Manager.

You will be joining a team of passionate professionals driven to provide safe, holistic nursing care to each individual patient to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

This very exciting opportunity for an experienced Orthopaedic scrub nurse to join us @ CCDH, at a time in which we are growing our Orthopaedic services in preparation for the opening of our new hospital in 2025.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and lead peri-operative nursing care in collaboration with individuals and the multidisciplinary health care team, to achieve goals and positive health outcomes.

What you bring 

The successful candidate will bring the following to the position:

  • Post Graduate Qualification in Peri-op Orthopaedic Nursing (Not essential)
  • Recent Clinical experience in Peri-op Orthopaedic Nursing
  • AHPRA Registration
  • Ability to work unsupervised, proficiently and in an organised manner during periods of high demand and activity and provide Clinical Leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a leadership team,  provide  support and mentorship
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal skills and customer service skills
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation
  • A desire to share your experiences and participate in the future growth and development of the unit, and assist in the education to staff within the Peri-operative Unit.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and quality improvements
  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to role model and promote the values of Calvary Healthcare.
  • Ensure the adherence of clinical standards and application of principles of best practice, to maximise high quality patient outcomes.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

     •     Support the transition of new nurses into the organisation and nursing workforce
     •     Assist in identifying and facilitating departmental learning needs
     •     Provide ‘hands on’ clinical support
     •     Provide feedback on work performance
     •     Enhance nursing professional development
     •     Promote evidence based practice
     •     Assess clinical competence
     •     Work within the team to achieve goals established by the departmental management team.

  • Ability to work a 6 day rotating roster, and participate in the On-Call roster.
  • Support of NUM in daily operational procedures

For further information please contact Sarah English, Deputy Director of Clinical Services 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.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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