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Registered Nurses, RIPERNS and Graduates

Otway Health now has multiple opportunities for Registered Nurses based in Apollo Bay, VIC on a full-time and part-time basis.

The primary responsibility of this role is to support the existing team to promote and deliver excellence in high-quality patient centred care and positive clinical outcomes.

More specifically, some of your day-to-day duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Assessing urgent care presentations and initiating emergency treatment plans in collaboration with other health professionals;
  • Providing clinical care to acute inpatients and aged care residents; and
  • Accepting professional accountability for all clinical care within the Residential Aged Care, Acute, and Urgent Care Unit.

Otway Health is looking for Registered Nurses with emergency acute and aged care nursing experience who hold Schedule Medicines (Rural and Isolated Practice) Endorsement Registration (RIPERN).

You will also need to have previous experience as a RIPERN, experience in emergency triage management, and be competent in clinical problem-solving.

Additionally, Otway Health is accepting applications from candidates who have recently completed their graduate year. These candidates will be provided with support and education to build their clinical capability and emergency skills.

Successful applicants will need to be flexible, resourceful, value professional accountability, and have a high-level of compassion for residents.

While you will enjoy working within a supportive and collaborative team, you will also have the ability to work autonomously when required.

You will also display exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have a commitment to quality and best practice safety.

Please note: Candidates must be willing to undergo a criminal history check and be available to work across a 24-hour roster.


About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive Grade 2 or 3 remuneration, based on RIPERN experience, plus 3 months subsidised accommodation and generous salary sacrificing options.

You will also receive 5 weeks’ annual leave and penalty rates for weekend and night duty.

Otway Health also provides employees with flexible working options to ensure great work/life balance and opportunities for ongoing professional development and training.


About Apollo Bay

Just a three-hour drive from Melbourne, Apollo Bay is located on the coast of southwestern Victoria along the world-famous Great Ocean Road.

Apollo Bay offers a host of activities including swimming, diving, surfing in pristine coastal waters and fantastic deep-sea fishing. Being situated along Australia’s dramatic southern coastline also provides locals and visitors alike with some of the world’s most scenic driving routes.

There is also a variety of restaurants and cafes that utilise the regions produce and a regular Sunday foreshore market for local crafts and artworks.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join a vital community health organisation in spectacular coastal Victoria.


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