Registered Nurse - Shoalhaven Acute Geriatric Unit, Shoalhaven Hospital

Registered Nurse
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
REQ488004 Requisition #
Employment Type: Various
Facility: Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $35.32 - $49.60 per hour
Hours Per Week: Various
Requisition ID: REQ475992
Applications Close: 26 May 2024

This role has various Permanent Full Time and Part Time positions available. Part Time positions are with varying hours.

The Shoalhaven Acute Geriatric Unit (SAGU) is an 11 bed unit that house patients with complex behavioural conditions such as Dementia & BPSD. Experience in these areas is preferred but not essential. SAGU also encourages applicants to apply who have worked in Dementia & BPSD related fields as part of their 1 year post graduate employment. This is also preferred but not essential.

What you'll be doing

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the provision of person centred; evidence- based nursing care that promotes positive health outcomes. The Registered nurse will assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care incollaboration with individuals and the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

The Registered Nurse will work in therapeutic and professional relationships with individuals, as well as families, groups and communities. The Registered Nurse will assist in the provision of supervision and support for less experienced clinicians and will maintain their professional accountability and development in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia's Standards of Practice.

All staff are expected to act as an appropriate and effective role model and promote culture and supporting practices that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment through demonstrated behaviours and interactions with patients, clients and employees.

What we can offer you

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) provides you with an excellent career choice with many rewarding experiences. At ISLHD we are not just offering jobs, we are offering you the opportunity to excel in your chosen field and to experience a work life balance.

Work flexibility is very important at ISLHD and we provide our people with a range of benefits and conditions to assist with balancing the demands of work and personal life where possible. We offer:

·       ADOs each month (for eligible full time employees)

·       Study and development leave

·       Access to in-house training, learning and educational opportunities

·       Discounted parking

·       Salary packaging options to reduce your tax and increase your take home pay (for eligible employees)

·       Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – counselling for you and your family

·       Fitness Passport program – ISLHD staff can sign-up with Fitness Passport, an external service provider. Fitness Passport offers employees access to gyms and fitness services that are current members of its program on a minimum 12 month contract.



Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.


Talent Pool

This recruitment may be used to create a talent pool / eligibility list where candidates may be offered casual, ongoing permanent, or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 18 months.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.


Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases before employment can commence.


Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to


Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at:

Selection Criteria:

  1. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse (Division 1).
  2. A minimum of one (1) year full-time postgraduate employment (or 1982 hours part time/casual) within Australia.
  3. Recent clinical experience in a health care setting.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of evidence based practice and critical thinking.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to person centred care and NSW Health Core Values.
  6. Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  8. Computer literacy and understanding of relevant health related information systems.

Need more information?
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