RUSON- Casual Acute

Job No: WDHS1353
Location: Hamilton


RUSON Acute Care 

Registered Nurse Undergraduate Student of Nursing

For more details take a look at our Position Description.


Located in bustling Hamilton, at Western District Health Service (WDHS) we pride ourselves on our strong teamwork and our shared commitment to providing person-centred high-quality healthcare to the Southern Grampians community.

The Greater Hamilton region is rich with lifestyle opportunities and facilities. Working for WDHS will enable you to pursue your profession, build your career and enjoy a great work/life balance. With the Grampians National Park and stunning beaches on your doorstep in Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland and wineries dotted in-between, a better lifestyle is waiting for you!  Discover more about our region - Visit Hamilton

You will be working alongside experienced, passionate leadership peers who are true to our values of Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Empathy.


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You will be working alongside experienced, passionate leadership peers who are true to our values of Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Empathy.


About the role


The role of the RUSON is to provide support to the nursing team in the delivery of safe and quality patient care. The RUSON is required to work under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse at all times, within their level of education and assessed competencies and under clearly defined role parameters. The main objectives of this role are:

  • To participate in delegated care delivery, ensuring that the personal needs and comfort of patients is maintained.
  • To assist in providing a safe patient environment and additional supervision ensuring patient  safety is maintained.
  • To provide general support to the Wards/Units, ensuring effective and efficient care delivery.
  • A unique experience of working across a wide range of general and specialty areas. These include; Emergency Department, Medical and Surgical Units, and as part of COVID response teams.

We are seeking candidates with the following:

  • Currently completing, second or third year of Bachelor of Nursing or second, third or fourth year of Bachelor in Nursing program. Registered as a student nurse with AHPRA with no conditions or undertakings.
  • Previous experience working in a healthcare setting would be an advantage.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skill
  • Demonstrated satisfactory academic progress in the Bachelor of Nursing (Credit or above for all subjects and competency in clinical placements preferred but not essential)
  • Ability to work all shifts including AM, PM and night shifts over a 7 day roster

What we can offer you?

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Professional Development
  • Discounted leisure memberships
  • Be part of a high functioning team
  • Generous Salary Packaging options
  • Free car parking

Interviews to take place upon receipt of suitable applications.

 The successful candidate must have or obtain a National Criminal Police Check. Depending on the role, a Working with Children Check Clearance, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check, and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check may also be required. All employees must comply with WDHS vaccination requirements, including COVID and Booster shots. WDHS is a smoke-free workplace.

Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability.

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