Unit 1, 38B Albert Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067

Canberra Microsurgery – New Graduate Registered Nurse Program

If you have a passion for healthcare and are interested in learning about day surgery, then an exciting opportunity exists through our Ophthalmic New Graduate Registered Nursing Program at Canberra Microsurgery. Canberra Microsurgery has multiple positions available (FT/PT and Casual).

Our 12 month program consists of:

  • Enrolment in the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses Certification
  • Provision, review and testing of all Ophthalmic course text books including:
    • Care and Handling of Ophthalmic Microsurgical Instruments
    • Ophthalmic Procedures in the Office and Clinic
    • Ophthalmic Procedures in the Operating Room and Ambulatory Surgery Centre
    • Scope and Standards of Ophthalmic Clinical Nursing Practice
    • Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Series, covering:
      • Book 1 – Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Embryology, Nursing Assessment, Visual Impairment, Nutritional Disorders, Systemic Disorders with Ocular Manifestations, and Professional Issues.
      • Book 2 – Conjunctival Disorders, Corneal Disorders, Lacrimal System Disorders, Lens Disorders, Muscle Disorders, Neoplastic Disorders
      • Book 3 – Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders, Retinal and Vitreal Disorders, Scleral Disorders, Traumatic Disorders, Uveal Disorders
      • Book 4 – Pharmacology
  • Paid attendance to relevant external day surgery, anaesthetic and recovery courses (Covid-19 restrictions pending).
  • Rotation throughout all perioperative areas including admissions/discharges, theatre, first and second stage recovery.
  • Paid attendance to international certification testing and opportunity to obtain international perioperative nursing credentials in addition to completing the facility program.

Extensive online education opportunity covering all elements of Perioperative nursing from practice standards to clinical information sessions delivered by highly skilled Surgeons.

  • Regular program update and support check-ins with the management team.
  • Opportunity for ongoing career development and long term career prospects within a highly specialised field.

Canberra Microsurgery is a hospital community dedicated to excellent, efficient, informed and compassionate care in a safe, high quality facility providing the best available equipment and processes for surgical and microsurgical treatment.

Canberra Microsurgery is part of the PresMed Day (PMA) Hospital Group. PresMed specialises in the investment, commissioning and management of day hospital facilities in partnership with surgeons, and has established 8 major facilities in Chatswood, Epping, the Central Coast, Hornsby, Blacktown, Tasmania and Canberra, with more than 170 accredited surgeons associated with the day hospitals.

New Graduate Attributes: 

Essential Criteria:

  • AHPRA Registration (or expected registration date)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Customer Service skills
  • Flexibility with rostering
  • Ability to work in a team
  • A considerate and appropriate attitude

Application Process:

  • Letter of application
  • AHPRA Registration date
  • Hours of availability
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including 2 Referees.

A valid ‘Working with Children check’ will be required for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer.

A health care worker must have received at least two doses of a COVID 19 vaccine in order to work.

A health care worker must have had at least two doses of a COVID 19 vaccine, unless the health care worker produces a medical contraindication certificate.

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