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Health Assistant (Nursing)


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  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Fitzroy location
  • Part Time and Full Time fixed term positions available until March 2022

About the Company
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department
8 West is a 24 bed unit, comprising of 20 acute General Medical beds and 4 Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) beds. 8 West also has a Discharge Lounge that operates Monday to Friday. 8 West upholds strong values of providing high quality care to our patients and excellent communication between all health professionals, from all disciplines. All staff on 8 West are required to actively participate in their own professional development and self directed learning in order to maintain high quality clinical skills and knowledge

About the Role
You are working as an assistant and support person to the Registered Nurse and Enrolled Nurse to provide delegated aspects of patient care, aiding in the smooth running of the ward environment.
Within this role, the elements of direct and non-direct patient care will be delegated in accordance with the professional judgement of the supervising Registered Nurse, and in accordance with the level of achieved educational preparation and assessed competence of each Health Assistant (Nursing).

Classification for this role will be CW11 ($51,526 per annum).


  • Work within the role and parameters determined within the position description and the specific unit duty list
  • Contribute to positive patient outcomes by ensuring all elements of delegated work is completed accurately and in accordance with St Vincent's policies and procedures
  • Participate in delegated aspects of patient care, including but not limited to assistance with: personal hygiene, nutritional needs, mobility, transfers and positioning within the ward, elimination needs
  • Ensure patient privacy and dignity is maintained at all times
  • Observation and reporting of patients considered at risk of harm to self and/or others

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Certificate III Health Assistant (Nursing)
  • Good interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills including an ability to communicate effectively with other staff, patients and families
  • Satisfactory level of computer literacy
  • Permanent residency status within Australia
  • Experience in a healthcare setting, customer service setting or similar preferred


  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.