Registered Nurse - Cardiac Diagnostic Centre - Wollongong Hospital - Temporary Full Time

Job Description


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Classification: Registered Nurse

Remuneration: $65,692.82 - $92,236.06 per annum

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ263434

Applications Close: Sunday 21 November, 2021

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Cardiac Diagnostic Unit at Wollongong Hospital as a Registered Nurse. This is a Monday to Friday position and the successful candidate must be available for occasional on-call shifts.

This is a temporary full time maternity relief position until 18 December 2022 with the possibility of an extension at same/reduced hours.

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Where you'll be working

Wollongong Hospital is the Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s major referral and teaching hospital and has bed base of more than 500. The campus, which incorporates the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre, provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services.

Wollongong is located an hours drive south of Sydney on a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west. Learn more about the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Wollongong.

The values of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District guide the behaviour and professional standards of our staff and underpin the ways in which we engage with our patients and consumers. Our CORE Values are Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

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.

Visit our ISLHD Youtube Channel to see our people and location in action and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date @IllaShoalHealth.

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 before employment can commence.

An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary Full-Time and Part-Time positions.

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.

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:

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 in collaboration with individuals and the multidisciplinary healthcare team. 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 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Competency Standards. Further to this the Registered Nurse will align their professional conduct with those of the NSW Health CORE Values.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for co–coordinating the service provided by the Cardiac Diagnostics Centre for its’ internal and external customers.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for delivering a high level of clinical expertise and knowledge in the fulfillment of duties.

Responding to all individual needs of patients and relatives presenting to the department for any service.

Delivering nursing care in a manner, which ensures privacy, confidentiality and dignity.

Demonstrating proficiency in all aspects of nursing practice.

Assessing the patient’s physical/emotional ability to undergo the specific procedure required.

To be accountable for providing safe and expert practical and technical nursing care, including:

  • Toileting and hygiene.

  • Continuing observations.

  • Positioning and comfort during testing.

  • Escorting and observation of monitored patients.

  • Cannulation and care of IV infusions.

  • Observing patient’s condition whilst in the department.

  • Initiation of appropriate action when change in condition occurs.

  • Documentation in the patient’s medical record of procedures performed and any associated nursing assessments and care provided within the department.

  • Assisting the Cardiologist in Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty

  • Assisting the Cardiologist in pacemaker implantation

  • Assisting the Cardiologist in performance of transoesophageal echocardiography

  • Assisting the Cardiologist in the performance of elective cardioversions

  • Responsible for recovery of patients from angiography suite and transoesophageal laboratory.

  • Performing treadmill exercise tests in the presence of a medical officer including a specific cardiac history, technical preparation and data entry during the test.

  • Fitting and analysis of 24-hour ambulatory ECGs, developing a report format that is appropriate to the needs of the reporting Cardiologist.

  • To demonstrate knowledge of care and safe use of equipment.

  • To meet responsibilities in relation to punctuality and attendance.

Selection Criteria:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse (Division 1).

  • Recent clinical experience in an acute health care setting, Experience in Cardiac Catheter lab Procedures or Cardiac nursing.

  • Ability to participate in the 24 hour on call service for primary PCI within 30 minutes of call.

  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence based practice and critical thinking.

  • Demonstrated commitment to person centred care and NSW Health Core Values.

  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Computer literacy and understanding of relevant health related information systems.

Need more information?

For role related queries or questions contact Wendy Garstang-Harker on


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