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Transition to Emergency Registered Nurse Level 1

  • Bruce, ACT, Australia, 2617
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Apr 9 2023

Emergency Nurse Program, Registered Nurse Level 1,

Emergency Department (Transition to Practice ED)

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

12 month Fixed Term Full Time positions

Salary Range: $72,698 - $97,112 (Plus Super)

Start your emergency nursing career at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Full Time and Part-Time Fixed Term positions for 12 months, with the possibility for successful participants to transition to become permanent.

We offer all our employees an inclusive and supportive structured education program aimed at facilitating their transition into Emergency Nursing. You will participate in a combined academic and clinical competency based curriculum. Our Emergency Nursing Program has agreements with the University of Tasmania and Griffith University so that you get credit for your future post graduate studies.

Supported by an exceptional Clinical Education team and a group of staff dedicated to lifelong learning, you would not want to miss this opportunity to excel in your career!

About the role

Calvary Emergency is a busy department that sees in excess of 57,000 patients a year. As a department we are committed to the clinical growth and professional development of our staff. We have a supportive and diverse multi-disciplinary team who are passionate about delivering excellence in patient care. As an Emergency Registered Nurse you will be responsible for providing safe, effective and appropriate patient care in a patient-focused environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic learner, who is willing to commit time to learning, has effective communication skills and who can work autonomously but also functions well within a team.

What you bring 

  • AHPRA Registration
  • Demonstrated at least 6 months recent clinical experience in an acute care and/or hospital setting
  • Ability to work unsupervised, proficiently and in an organised manner during periods of high demand and activity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal skills and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation
  • Evidence of commitment to maintaining ongoing professional development through the participation in education, and training activities relevant to the field of clinical practice.
  • Ability to work a rotating roster – including all standard shifts – mornings, evenings and nights.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement unless assessed exempt. 

How to apply

Applications will only be accepted in writing via the online portal and must include:

  • A current CV – including key professional development and at least 2 professional referees
  • And a cover letter (max 1 page) addressing the key points below:
  • Identification of clear goals for why you want to join the ED Transition Program
  • Identification of skills you have which will make you successful in the transition program
  • Identification of how you have demonstrated commitment to your own professional development in the last 12 months and how you will commit yourself to learning while in the transition program
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking, clinical judgement and reflection within the clinical environment
  • Demonstrated ability to recognise and manage patient deterioration

Submit you application online via:

About Calvary Hospital Bruce

Calvary Hospital Bruce part of a Catholic not-for-profit organisation and is a fully accredited 265 bed public hospital located in the suburb of Bruce in north Canberra.  We are a modern facility with contemporary team-based care and cutting edge technology. Calvary continues to grow and develop as we improve our services.

Calvary enjoys a reputation in the Canberra community for exemplary care. Services include a busy Emergency Department that sees in excess of 57,000 patients a year, an Intensive and Coronary Care Unit, medical and surgical wards, a Maternity Unit, a voluntary psychiatric ward, ambulatory care and outreach facilities and services and a busy, 19 bed, stand-alone hospice located a short distance away from the main Bruce hospital in an idyllic setting on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

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:

  • We are not currently sponsoring visa’s, you must have current rights to live and work in Australia
  • 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

Contact Officer for further information:

Kate Tallon

Nurse Unit Manager

PH: (02) 6264 8956

Closing date for applications: 11:45pm Sunday 9th April 2023






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