Postgraduate Perioperative Education

The Operating Suite is part of Perioperative Services.

Perioperative Services at the Royal Women’s Hospital is a comprehensive dedicated department incorporating all aspects involved in surgical intervention for patients.

The following departments are included:

  • Triage
  • Surgical Pre admission Clinic
  • Booking Office 
  • Anaesthetic Department
  • Acute Pain Services 
  • Operating Theatre
  • Day Surgery Unit.

The Operating Suite provides surgical services 24 hours per day, seven days a week, and consists of seven (7) operating theatres including:

  • one dedicated emergency theatre
  • a ten (10) bay Post Anaesthetic Care Unit ( PACU).

Surgical specialties include obstetrics, gynaecology, urogynaecology, breast, and oncology.

To apply for the 2023 Postgraduate Perioperative course, you must:

  • Be a registered nurse or hold a dual degree (registered nurse and registered midwife) with a minimum of one year post registration experience in an acute health care setting
  • Be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia
  • Meet the eligibility and entry requirements for post-graduate study (neonatal practice) through Deakin University. For further information, see the Deakin University website.  
  • Be able to work a minimum of 32 hours per week across all shifts (AM, PM, Night Duty).

How to apply

All applications must be submitted: via the Women's Careers web section.

Applications open: Monday 6 June 2022

Applications close: Sunday 25 September 2022

Interviews to take place: Second week of October 2022

For more information:

  • Carmen Barry, Nurse Unit Manager, Perioperative Services 8345 3377
  • Anna Di Cosmo, Floor Coordinator, Perioperative Services 8345 3331
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