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Apply now Job no: 521020
Work type: Part time
Location: Cairns Day Surgery
Categories: Nursing - Registered

Registered Nurses – Scrub Scout
Cairns Day Surgery

We have a Permanent part-time opportunity on offer in Tropical North Queensland. 

Permanent Part-time position (57 hours per fortnight)!  

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced perioperative trained Nurse, in Scrub/Scout, to join our north Queensland team in Cairns.  The position will be at Cairns Day Surgery with services including Ophthalmology, Maxillary Facial Surgery, IVF, Urology, Orthopaedics, Ear Nose and Throat surgery, Gynaecology surgery, Paediatric General Surgery, Urodynamics, Endoscopy, Pain services, Plastic Surgery and MOHs procedures.

This role will see you reporting to the Perioperative Services Manager and you will be joining a team of passionate professionals driven to provide safe, holistic nursing care to each individual patient to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

About You

To succeed in this role you will bring a strong clinical skillset in a hospital setting as a trained Nurse with a passion for client care and a high standard of customer-focused service in line with Ramsay's core values. You will have exceptional communication skills and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Specialty experience perioperative nursing as a Scrub Scout nurse will be essential.

You will also bring;

  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
  • 2 years’ experience or more as a Nurse in a hospital perioperative setting with specialty experience as a Scrub Scout,
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications will be highly regarded, though not essential.

Why make that move to Cairns?

Cairns is a thriving tourist town with opportunities for numerous leisure pursuits in close proximity.  There is a lively night scene with access to live theatre, concerts and the arts.  The lifestyle is casual, built around the outdoors.  Both JCU and CQU Universities have a campus in the city and there is access to numerous high-quality public and private schools.  Beachside or inner-city living are both available options.  Wherever you choose to live, the drive to work will be short and scenic. 



On Offer is a base hourly rate ranging from: Registered Nurses $36.49 - $46.82 + superannuation based on experience level and qualifications, exclusive of penalties or allowances. (QLD RN/Midwife gr2-gr8) [FTE $72 111.74 - $92 529.36]

About the Organisation

The hospital is owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care, a global operator of private hospitals and primary care clinics with 72 Australian sites employing over 30,000 people. The Cairns Day Surgery offers a modern, comfortable setting. It has a private, peaceful recovery area where patients can recuperate under the caring supervision of trained nursing staff. Cairns Private offers the added security and reassurance of full hospital backup - a service unparalleled by other providers in the region.

We have been focused on delivering high-quality patient care and practising the Ramsay Way philosophy of ‘People Caring for People’ since 1972. Benefits of working with us include;

  • Professional Development – Grow your career across our national network!
  • Extensive Employee assistance program
  • Industry discounts across private health insurance, retail services, financial services and more.


To ensure the quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors, applicants will be required to provide before commencement a National Police Check, Working with Children Clearance and proof of Immunity to specific infectious diseases.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Sharon Downman, Clinical Services Manager on

Applications Close: 22nd of September 11.55pm

Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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