In order to be employed by RPH, applicants must possess:
• Appropriate residency or working visas
• Professional nursing registration.
• Minimum of 12 months nursing experience if applying for a position outside of the Graduate Program.
Successful applicants must also undergo:
• Pre-employment health screening (Done onsite when you sign up)
• Criminal record check (complete when you come in to sign up)
• Working with children check (application issued in sign up pack)
Registration with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australian (NMBA) is a requirement for employment at Royal Perth Hospital as a nurse. To establish whether you will be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse in Australian you should contact the NMBA directly.
The NMBA will advise you about any conditions attached to an overseas application for registration such as the need to sit an English Language Test or the completion of a Migrant Bridging Course. Please contact the NMBA for information regarding this.
Royal Perth Hospital cannot advise you in regard to your application with the NMBA and RPH does not process applications for registration. We cannot assist in sponsorship to undertake Migrant Bridging Courses, English Language Testing or training to become a Registered Nurse.
Overseas applicants must obtain NMBA Registration prior to a visa being approved by the Department of Immigration.
Nurse and Midwives Board Australia
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
All Royal Perth Hospital employees are subject to a criminal record check prior to that appointment being confirmed. For temporary visa applicants this must be undertaken in the country where you reside. If you have not been living in that country for more than 12 months, then an Interpol criminal record clearance is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange and pay for this prior to entering Australia. Proof will be required before commencing employment at Royal Perth Hospital.
Further Criminal Record Screening is not required for nurses who commence employment within 6 weeks of entering Australia on a permanent visa.
RPH has a duty to ensure the safe and suitable employment placement of its employees. All prospective employees must complete the Pre-Employment Health Screening Form. This will determine your ability to work in a safe manner prior to the commencement of your duties.
RPH employees are required to undergo a Working with Children Check as detailed in the Working With Children (WWC) (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004. This check is to be undertaken at your own expense. This contract of employment will be deemed void should the outcome of the WWC Check be the issue of a Negative Notice. A WWC Check is valid for 3 years, therefore, you may be required to have more than one WWC Check during the course of this employment.
You are required under the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 to report any "relevant change" in your criminal record in writing as soon as practicable. A relevant change in criminal record occurs when a person in child-related work is charged with or convicted of a Class 1 or Class 2 offence under the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004.
All vacancies are advertised on www.job.health.wa.gov.au follow the application instructions, incomplete applications may not be considered.