Position Details
Reference Number 50711
Position Title Cardiac Scrub/Scout Nurse
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing, Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Operating Theatres
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Full Time/Part Time Ongoing Position | Available to start ASAP
  • Opportunity for passionate Registered Nurses to advance your Career in Theatre
  • Work within a supportive team environment

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About MMC Theatre Services at Monash Health

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between of clinical care.

Monash Medical Centre has 9 Operating Theatres and cater for a wide variety of surgical specialities including neurosurgery, cardiothoracic, vascular, UGI, ophthalmology, plastics, obstetrics & gynaecology colorectal, maxillofacial and general procedures. With co-located medical and post-surgical wards, we support our patients through their stay at Monash Health.

About The Role

We are looking for an experienced Cardiac trained Scrub/Scout Registered Nurse, who is passionate about providing outstanding patient care. The successful candidate will work within our busy theatres, working closely to directly support our professional multidisciplinary team and ensure the safety of our patients at one of their most vulnerable states.

There are full-time and part-time opportunities, working across a rotating roster, inclusive of weekends, night duty & on call duties if required, to start as soon as possible.

You will have access to resources to support you in this position, enabling you to further advance your nursing and leadership skills. We look for you to role model nursing excellence, in line with the Monash Health iCare values and delivering a high standard of evidence based patient care. 

About You:

You have demonstrated experience as a Cardiac scrub/scout nurse, who is able to assist in both Cardiac and Thoracic surgery and be able to bring your critical thinking and multi-tasking skills.

You need:

  • Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Perioperative nursing, desirable but not essential
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Theatre and advanced clinical practice skills (essential)
  • Willingness to take on a portfolio(s) contributing to ward quality improvements and National Standards
  • High interpersonal skills & ability to work in a fast paced, driven team
  • Australian working rights
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Current Employee Working with Children Check

What we offer:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills
  • mentorship and career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums and conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff car parking and gym (only where relevant), uniform (only where relevant) and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply 

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions all employees working in the Public Health system need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status. All candidates that are recommended for appointment will be required to provide evidence they meet the vaccination criteria.

This will be by providing a copy of your immunisation history statementwhich can be accessed via My Gov, or evidence that you have a vaccination appointment before 1 November 2021.  This evidence will need to be uploaded to the E Recruit system.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates that can provide evidence that they meet the above requirements. If you are unsure of these requirements please contact the Recruitment Manager for this vacancy.

Selection Criteria Must have Cardiothoracic Perioperative background
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Danielle Planner Acting Nurse Manager 0472861016
Shane Seneviratne Recruitment Specialist 0436618601 shane.seneviratne@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 08/12/2021
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
RN Position Description RN Grade 2 PD Jan 2021.pdf
Cardiac Nurse Position Description Attachment Position Description Attachment Cardiac Nurse 18.11.21.docx
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