Clinical Nurse Specialist – Orthopaedic

Location: Wagga Wagga & Riverina
Company: Calvary Health Care Riverina
Full Time

Permanent Full Time

Calvary Riverina

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Perioperative Orthopaedics

Permanent full time position available


Calvary Riverina is seeking an enthusiastic and highly skilled registered nurse to provide specialist clinical support to staff in the capacity of a Clinical Nurse Specialist – Orthopaedics. This is a permanent, full time position that offers an excellent opportunity for career advancement.  This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join our perioperative team at Calvary Riverina.


The successful applicant will need to work within the team aiming to create and entrench a culture of clinical excellence and best practice standards, reporting to the Nurse Unit Manager. Our team offers a supportive and dynamic work environment which supports cross-skilling and flexible work options with five operating theatres. We are located within the health precinct of Wagga Wagga. Excellent salary packaging options available.


About the role:

We are seeking an experienced registered nurse who can provide specialist clinical leadership across the following specialities:


  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • General/Endoscopy surgery
  • Urology surgery
  • Oral-dental surgery
  • Gynaecology surgery
  • Paediatric surgery


What you bring

  • Current AHPRA Nursing Registration
  • Minimum five (5) years post graduate experience in perioperative services
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary peri operative nursing practice
  • High level collaboration skills, including the demonstrated ability to engage and influence key stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant ACORN and clinical practice standards


This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

About Calvary:
Calvary Health Care Riverina is part of the Calvary Group which is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas.  Calvary Riverina Hospital is a 165 bed private hospital including a Maternity Unit with a 4 bed, Level 2 Special Care Nursery, a 32 bed Drug and Alcohol Centre, Specialist Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Unit and a stand-alone Surgicentre which provides a diverse range of acute and subacute surgical and medical services to the people of the Riverina regional area. Located in the CBD of Wagga, Calvary Riverina is part of a large health precinct including specialist medical services.

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

How to join the team:
To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. 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.

As part of Calvary’s application process and pre-employment checks, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, as well as a National Criminal Record Check (on-going National Criminal Record Check renewals are conducted for Calvary employees) to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.


Enquiries: Brenda Petersen
Ph: (02) 6923 2332
Applications Close: 19/09/2021

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