Clinical Nurse - Perioperative

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Bundaberg
Categories: Clinical Nursing/Midwifery

The Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg have multiple exciting opportunities available for experienced Clinical Nurses to join our Perioperative unit in permanent part-time or full-time positions.

Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg's Perioperative Services comprise of four operating rooms, a collocated Day Surgery Unit, Endoscopy Suite and CSSD. The surgical case mix includes Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology,  General Surgery, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

As a Clinical Nurse, you will be providing expert clinical knowledge and clinical care for patients with a variety of conditions and support the general function of the unit through role modelling and application of the principles of contemporary evidence based consumer/patient focused care, education, leadership and portfolio management.  In addition, this role will provide support and direction to the Registered Nurse and other non-registered nursing personnel in more complex situations.

Mater continues the Mission of the founding Sisters of Mercy to offer compassionate service to the sick and needy.  Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg has been providing excellence in clinical and pastoral care to the people of Bundaberg and its surrounds since 1946.  

Located within the medical precinct on Bourbong Street, our hospital is a 59-bed facility featuring four operating theatres, a fully equipped day surgery unit, and a wide range of specialist clinical services.

Salary Range: $54.21 - $58.08 (RN2) per hour plus superannuation and access to generous salary packaging up to $15,900

What you'll be doing

The Clinical Nurse position provides advanced clinical and problem-solving skills, expert planning and coordination skills in the clinical management of clients with complex care needs, ensuring quality standards are met.  The CN will integrate organisational policies and guidelines with professional standards by maintaining current knowledge and participating in relevant policy review.

This role works autonomously within the relevant healthcare team's speciality and structure and is pivotal in the planning, managing and delivering specialist nursing care. The CN provides clinical leadership for professional and clinical practice, education and research. The role supports management activities, including portfolio responsibilities.

About you

A successful applicant will have the ability to work well with others and share portfolios to ensure optimal patient outcomes, strong leadership and support the Hospitals model of care.

To be considered for the role you must have:


  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) & hold a current licence to practice as a Registered Nurse with no restrictions
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in one or more of the designated clinical areas;
  • Digital and computer proficiency, extending to Microsoft 365 applications
  • Advanced level clinical and problem-solving skills
  • Planning and coordination skills in the clinical management of patient care
  • Ability to work within a collegiate healthcare team structure


  • Current Advanced Life Support certification
  • Postgraduate tertiary qualifications applicable to healthcare team speciality

Why join us?

Mater is Queensland’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit healthcare service, providing care for almost 700,000 patients a year across a network of 11 hospitals.

We are a leader in healthcare, education and research — and that’s because we employ exceptional people. #MAKEYOURMATERMOVE

  • Via salary packaging arrangements, allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increase your take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses via salary packaging
  • Access to leading education and professional development via Mater Education
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Unlimited access to a multitude of discounted fitness facilities through Fitness Passport

Applications close on 5th of August 2024 

Please note, we may contact applications prior to the closing date, please do not hesitate to APPLY NOW!

Mater is committed to the wellbeing of their staff, and it is underpinned by our flexible and remote working policies.

Please Note: We will not require any support from Recruitment Agencies at this time and kindly request no contact is made. Only direct applications will be considered.

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