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Registered Nurse - PACU (Full-Time, Part-Time, Casual)

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Work type: Casual, Full-time, Part-time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Nurse - Registered

Welcome to a world of opportunities

At the Sydney Adventist Hospital, fondly known as the San, taking care of people is our reason for being. It’s what drives us to deliver exceptional outcomes for our patients – and it’s a shared sense of purpose that extends to everyone who works here, too.

When you work for the San, you can expect to feel valued on every level. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, an admin whiz, or part of our maintenance team, we’ll support you to learn, grow and become the best you can be. From world-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology, to training and mentoring across all disciplines, everything you need to succeed is right here.

As you carve out the career of your dreams, you’ll also be looked after on a personal level. Whether it’s through great staff facilities or flexible work arrangements, we make it easier for you to strike the balance that’s right for you.

Join us, and make a positive impact on your own life, and the wellbeing of our community. Because good health is not simply our end goal; it’s what we live for.

Why choose the San?

As NSW’s largest and most comprehensive private hospital, the San gives you all the opportunities you’d find in a large public tertiary facility, in a nurturing, warm environment. With us, you’ll have an extraordinary range of out-of-the-box opportunities to develop your professional skills – while also maintaining your personal wellbeing.

The San is operated by Adventist HealthCare (AHCL), a not-for-profit healthcare organisation that’s been advancing healthcare since 1903. Our progressive, holistic approach has kept us at the forefront of our field, whether it’s meant adopting best in-class technology or carrying out game-changing research.

Everything you need to succeed is right here

  • A team of over 2300 staff, 1000 accredited medical officers and 500 volunteers.
  • 500 beds
  • 23 state-of-the-art operating theatres and endoscopy suites.
  • 3 cardiac catheterisation laboratories.
  • a leading multi-disciplinary Integrated Cancer Centre
  • extensive range of diagnostic, allied health and support services
  • an advanced robotic surgery unit, state-of-the-art hybrid operating theatre, and the latest in surgical and diagnostic imaging.
  • Specialist units dedicated to intensive care and coronary care, renal dialysis, rehabilitation and sleep studies.

More than clinical excellence

At the San, we appreciate there is more to living well than physical health, so we devote ourselves to seeing the whole person. As well as addressing someone’s physical health, we also care for them emotionally, socially and spiritually. This is reflected in our mission, values and vision for the future.

The PACU is a high acuity area where nurses are required to have a high level of nursing and technical skills to ensure safe and high quality post-operative patient care.


  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Work with a systematic and planned approach to activities in order to meet the needs of the individual patient.
  • Responsible for safe use of equipment
  • Delivers evidence based high quality nursing care
  • Provide monitoring and support for patients in the immediate post-operative period
  • A desire to join a team committed to care of others in a mission based organisation Ability to collaborate and work efficiently within a team
  • Become involved to orientation and preceptorship of new staff
  • Complies with relevant professional standards, legislation, hospital and departmental procedures and protocols
  • Work within hospital infection control and occupational health and safety guidelines
  • Participate in occupational health and safety programs
    Involvement in continuous quality improvement measures
  • Participate in In-charge and On-call roster, showing initiative and leadership
  • Monitoring of pre-operative patients in exceptional circumstances


  • Good organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Demonstrates competence to perform the role of a PACU Registered Nurse
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Sound clinical decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to follow hospital and departmental procedures and protocols
  • Capacity for self-directed learning 

The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:


  • Registered Nurse
  • Between the Flags Program, NSW Health DETECT
  • Bloodsafe Clinical Transfusion Practice


  • Previous experience

Enquiries should be addressed to:
     Julie Parlato
     Nursing Unit Manager
     Anaesthetics and Recovery
     Ph (0457) 865-426

Applications close:  Sunday, 21 August 2022

How to Apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online. Please click the 'Apply' button within this ad to lodge an application
  • Please include your CV and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria.


  • Applications will be reviewed and processed as they are received, so early applications are encouraged
  • Salary is dependent upon classification and in accordance with the AHCL Nursing Employees’ Enterprise Agreement 2020
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens or have rights to work permanently in Australia
  • If successful, you will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for all health care workers in NSW. All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask. Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.


The following check will be carried out on all prospective employees applying for positions that have been identified as working with children – national criminal record; apprehended violence orders; and completed disciplinary proceedings in previous employment.


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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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