Western District Health Service

Registered Nurse – Permanent and Casual

Job Description

Position            Registered Nurse

Work Type        Permanent Full and Part Time roles available

Enterprise Bargaining based remuneration in accordance to classification

Salary Band YP2 to YP9 (A$67,527 to A$95,378) plus super 

Casual roles also available 

Closing Date    Interviews to take place upon receipt of suitable applications

Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Attachments     position description


This is a great opportunity to join our dynamic nursing team and enjoy flexible working arrangements whilst maintaining your specialist skills

We are seeking applications from general and specialised Registered Nurses to join the Medical, Surgical, ICU or Emergency Teams at Hamilton Base Hospital and/or Aged Care sites in Hamilton, Coleraine and Penshurst.


WDHS Acute Services

The WDHS Medical Unit is located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Hospital. The unit contains 23 beds including six (6) sub-acute (rehabilitation). Co-located within the Medical Unit are the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Oncology and Rehabilitation Units.

The four-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU)  provides a level 2 service in coronary care, high dependency and intensive care services including trauma and complex surgical cases.  It is staffed with specialist nursing personnel.

The Surgical Unit presents an opportunity for surgical nursing experience in both short stay and same day surgery, acute care and surgical patients. The Surgical Unit provides a wide range of procedures such as endoscopy, urology, gynaecology, orthopaedics, bariatric surgery, ENT and general surgery. . 

This is a 32 bed Surgical Department with staff demonstrating a strong commitment to upholding patient centred care .

Our Operating Theatres facilitate elective surgery five days a week with on-call services available for emergencies and trauma 365 days a year.  The operating suite consists of two operating theatres, a Central Sterile Supply Department CSSD , Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Preadmission Clinic and Direct Admission.

The Emergency Department is located adjacent to the Medical/Intensive Care Unit and Medical Imaging (x-ray) Department to streamline emergency care. The Unit is staffed to provide 24-hour access for members of the community requiring emergency care and has been designated a Regional Trauma Service by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

  • You will support and be responsible for the delivery of expert clinical care and be able to problem solve and asses each patient’s needs, in order for care to be planned and implemented. 
  • You will have exceptional and demonstrated decision making skills consistent with experience.

The successful applicants will have current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse, demonstrated competency in clinical practice and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, while providing high quality nursing care.

Evidence of commitment to ongoing education and professional development will be highly regarded. Those with a relevant post graduate qualification or previous experience are encouraged to apply.

WDHS Offers:

Relocation assistance if required

Salary Packaging

Meals and Entertainment card

Options to novate vehicle lease

Access to Employee Assistance Program

Professional Development


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When applying, please indicate your preferred area / department of choice in the cover letter.

 At Western District Health Service we pride ourselves on our strong teamwork and our shared commitment to providing person-centred high-quality healthcare to the Southern Grampians community. 

 Living in the Southern Grampians you can enjoy the nearby Grampians National Park, beaches & wineries.

 Discover the wonders of our beautiful region.  Learn more – Visit Hamilton

 All applicants must have the right to work within Australia and provide evidence of this.

The successful candidate must have or obtain a National Criminal Police Check. Depending on the role, a Working with Children Check Clearance, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check, and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check may also be required. All employees must comply with WDHS vaccination requirements, including COVID and Booster shots. WDHS is a smoke-free workplace.

Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability.

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Job Summary

Hamilton Location
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Western District Health Service