Theatre Coordinator (RGN Level 2)

  • Company:
    St Andrew’s Hospital
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 hours ago
  • Category:
  • Leadership position
  • Part time or full time 
  • On site parking and generous salary sacrifice benefits available


Located on the edge of Adelaide’s CBD adjacent to the beautiful South Eastern park lands, St Andrew’s is the largest independent private Hospital in Australia, with more than 30,000 procedures being performed each year. Our patients are admitted electively or via our Emergency Service.  Our 12 Theatres, 3 Procedure Rooms and 2 Cath Labs cater for most specialties and are supported by an Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Unit and Cardiac Unit.


We have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced scrub/scout Registered Nurse to join our team in either part time or full time capacity as Theatre Coordinator (RGN Level 2).


About the Role:


This is a key nursing leadership role, with responsibility for managing the daily clinical aspects of our operating theatre suite. 


This position will suit candidates with a desire to commence or extend their leadership journey whilst maintaining core clinical expertise.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and coordinating the Operating Suite
  • Displaying a culture of clinical excellence that is based on person-centred care
  • Working collaboratively with clinical, medical, administrative and allied health professionals to deliver high quality, safe perioperative services
  • Regular clinical shifts (once per week) to maintain scrub/scout skills
  • Encouraging and enabling professional development of staff
  • Safe and effective allocation of Nursing staff within the Perioperative team
  • Developing and maintaining care standards in line with the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) and national standards
  • Deputising for the Clinical Manager as required

The successful candidate will be supported by our dedicated Nursing Management team, who are enthusiastic about mentoring and developing frontline leaders to grow both personally and professionally.  This support is supplemented by the structured leadership development and management training programs that we offer to all frontline leaders.




This role will operate on a Monday to Friday roster comprising a combination of early and late shifts. Call shifts are expected.


About You:


You will need to demonstrate recent scrub/scout experience along with strong organisational and communication skills.


Our ideal candidate will possess highly developed competency and analytical skills in the clinical field, together with a desire to lead and support others to deliver superior patient care and services.  


A head for business and finance would be highly valued as the role will also be responsible for ensuring that service delivery is cost effective.


In addition, candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Exceptional, relevant clinical knowledge and expertise – minimum of 3 years experience in a Perioperative Suite (including scrub / scout experience)
  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills
  • The ability to motivate and lead others
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with both Medical Officers and Nurses
  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • A commitment to delivering best practice person-centred care
  • An interest in mentoring and educating our up and coming Theatre Nurses.

Relevant Postgraduate qualifications will be highly regarded.


Benefits and Culture:


At St Andrew’s we believe that relationships matter, and our people are the key to our success. Our committed leadership team, and open and inclusive culture, is reflected in our significant levels of staff tenure and high job satisfaction.


With a commitment medical and surgical excellence, we encourage our front-line staff to identify opportunities for improvement and contribute to decisions, to ensure we are able to provide the best care to our patients.


In addition to our positive culture, staff at St Andrew’s enjoy superior working conditions and benefits, including:

  • generous salary packaging benefits
  • regular staff recognition events
  • leadership development programs
  • an extensive clinical education program, and support for further study
  • competitive discounts on car parking, private health insurance and pharmaceuticals
  • a strong commitment to flexible working arrangements, including up to 16 weeks paid parental leave, and a range of wellbeing initiatives.
  • Access to subsidised onsite car parking in the new multi-level car-park.


For further information:


Please contact: Renee McHugh, Clinical Manager – Theatre  on  

(08) 8408 2041 / 2473  


To Apply:

  • Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.
  • Please include a cover letter together with your resume.  
  • Address applications to Renee McHugh, Clinical Manager – Theatre

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 7 August 2020

Note, shortlisting and interviews may commence prior to the closing date