Nurse Coordinator – CAHS

Job Reference: 00012614

Position Profile and Role:

We are seeking a Nurse Co-Ordinator who wants to join an incredible organisation with state-of-the-art theatres and peri-operative environment. If you have a track record of successful leadership, have led significant teams and are excited to join our surgical leadership team at the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) we encourage you to apply. Paediatric health care is an extremely rewarding career step, you don’t need to have prior paediatric experience, and you may have relevant and extensive perioperative skills and knowledge, that would make you a good fit for this leadership role. Perhaps you are looking for a new leadership role, where you can make a significant impact, in a rewarding environment? This role has an expansive leadership scope by providing;

  • A single point of accountability for clinical and managerial leadership for Nursing and other support roles within perioperative services. (Co-ordinates approximately 140 employees)
  • Leadership and consultancy to nursing, medical and allied health care professionals, and relevant stakeholders, both internal and external to Perth Children’s Hospital.

About Directorate:

Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) is Western Australia’s specialist paediatric hospital and trauma centre, providing medical care to children and adolescents 15 years of age or under. We provide treatment for the most serious medical cases, as well as secondary services including inpatient, outpatient and day-stay care.

Located at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC) campus in Nedlands, PCH has:

  • 298 beds
  • the capacity for up to 12 multi-use operating theatres, including an intraoperative MRI and two interventional theatres
  • 75% single rooms
  • green spaces, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities
  • retail and food outlets
  • helicopter landing pad for QEIIMC campus.

The hospital was purpose built, incorporating the latest evidence-based design principles, enabling us to provide and deliver the best possible care and services to the Western Australian community.

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form.

About us:

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) is proud to be the leading service provider for paediatric healthcare in Western Australia, as the State’s only dedicated health service for infants, children and young people. CAHS comprises four service areas: Neonatology, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH).

With over 6500 employees, our services are delivered at PCH and King Edward Memorial Hospitals (KEMH), as well as across a network of more than 160 community clinics across the Perth metropolitan area.

In addition, we are committed to growing our Aboriginal workforce as part of WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

CAHS is committed to providing a workplace culture that is driven and shaped by our values of CompassionCollaborationEquityRespectExcellence and AccountabilityDuring the selection process you may be assessed on your ability to fulfil the responsibilities of this position in accordance with the values.

To find out more about the benefits of working for CAHS and our services please click here

Employee Benefits 

CAHS offers a number of employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging including car leasing, superannuation, laptop computers, general living expenses, mortgage and several other options.
  • Flexible leave and working arrangements and benefits
  • Professional development opportunities and study leave
  • Values based work culture
  • Staff wellbeing focus


We encourage you to contact Carrie Dunbar, Nurse Co-Director on phone +61 8 6456 4540

How to apply

We welcome your application via the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the bottom of this page. Your application should contain the following:

  • A covering letter succinctly outlining your suitability for the position.
  • A brief statement, in 3 pages maximum, outlining how you meet essential selection 2,3,4,5,6 and 7; (listed below) as per the Job Description Form
    • Demonstrated significant knowledge, experience and leadership in perioperative services.
    • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), including advanced level problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of human resource management principles in a diverse team.
    • Demonstrated significant knowledge and application of research and best practice principles and an experience undertaking activities utilising the quality review cycle and aligned with the National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards.
    • Demonstrated commitment to self-development and the review and development of the performance of team members.
    • Current knowledge of legislative obligations for Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and Work Health and Safety , and how these impact on employment and service delivery.
  • A copy of your current CV outlining your most recent and relevant work experience.
  • Evidence of your AHPRA registration
  • The names and email contact details of two professional referees one of which should be a current supervisor.

For Assistance including any adjustment needed to accommodate a disability and confidential enquiries – please email the Strategic Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Team via email:  cahs.talentacquisition@health.wa.gov.au

Closing Date: 12/06/2023

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