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A Career as a Registered Nurse

Working as a registered nurse in aged care is a fulfilling career choice for those who enjoying helping others and want to make a difference to the lives of older Australians.

Our registered nurses provide clinical care to our residents living in our aged care centres and at home through IRT Home Care.

Supporting and enriching the lives of our customers and residents

Registered nurses are responsible for managing client care plans and may seek assistance from doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver the required treatment. Key responsibilities may include client assessments, reporting, providing treatment, and evaluating care plans.

If you’re passionate about building relationships and helping older people live their best life, we’d love to hear from you. 

Why work with us

IRT Group is one of Australia’s largest community-owned providers of independent living, residential aged care and home care. With 50 years’ experience caring for older Australians, we help seniors live their best life throughout NSW, ACT and Queensland.

Join more than 2800 team members that enjoy competitive salaries, salary packaging, career development opportunities and a wide range of benefits such as discounted gym memberships and rewards programs.

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Salary packaging benefits

Health & wellbeing programs

Learning and development opportunities

Flexible working arrangements

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Start a career that matters and make a difference to the lives of older Australians.

Colleen's Story

“Being a nurse has taught me many lessons and I am still learning from those I work with and those in my care. I have only been in aged care for 5 years, but it’s the best move I have ever made. I have a wonderful care manager who unknowingly has ignited my passion for aged care, and now I don’t dream of trying to find a more glam way of earning a living.

During this worldwide pandemic, I have never been so proud and grateful to be a Registered Nurse and I am in awe of my inspiring and brave colleagues around the world.”

Working as a Registered Nurse

We’re looking for registered nurses to work in our aged care centres and home care team. As a registered nurse, you will undertake case management of clinical clients under the guidance of the Clinical Team Leader, which includes:

  • Client assessments
  • Monitoring and referral of clinical care needs
  • Providing clinical treatment as required
  • Evaluating care plans
  • Supporting case managers
  • Liaising with doctors and other allied health professionals
  • Meeting any legislative and organisational requirements.

Our application process

Lodge your application

If you’re interested in working as a registered nurse at IRT, you can view and apply for specific jobs listed here or register your interest via our online form here.

Suitability interview

If we think you may be right for the role, you’ll be interviewed to determine your suitability.

Reference checks

If you’re successful, you’ll then be required to undergo reference checks, and other pre-employment checks.

Onboarding and training

You have been offered the job, congratulations! Our onboarding program helps you learn specific job requirements and acquire essential organisational knowledge.

Our locations

IRT offers aged care and home care across NSW, ACT and Queensland. We have aged care centres and home care clients in Sydney, Canberra, the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Far South Coast and Sunshine Coast regions.

Everything you need to know about working as a
Registered Nurse

What are the benefits of being a registered nurse?

If you enjoy working with people and have a passion for caring for others, being a registered nurse can be a very rewarding career. Here are some of the many fantastic job benefits of being a registered nurse at IRT:

  • High job availability. There’s currently a nursing shortage making it easy to find work. We’re often looking for registered nurses at IRT!
  • You can work in many locations. Whether it’s in the city or a rural area, almost all our aged care centres need nurses.
  • Option to work in many different settings, whether it’s an aged care centre or visiting clients at home.
  • Good salary, especially for experienced nurses.
  • Job satisfaction. Nursing is one of the most respected professions and you have the ability to connect with patients and make a difference in older people’s lives.
  • Many different speciality areas to choose from.

What qualifications do I need to be a registered nurse?

You’ll need a university degree, such as a Bachelor of Nursing, as a minimum. For internationally qualified nurses, you’ll need an Australian bridging program in addition to your overseas nursing qualification.

To work at IRT as a registered nurse, you’ll also need:

  • Current registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated previous experience as a registered nurse
  • A current driver’s licence
  • Flexibility to travel 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical issues relevant to the Aged Care Sector
  • Knowledge of the Community Care Sector for elderly Australians 

Besides the required qualifications and knowledge, it’s important you have the right character traits as well. You need to have:

  • A caring, empathetic and understanding nature
  • A genuine desire to help others
  • The ability to remain calm and clear-headed during stressful situations
  • The ability to think critically when making decisions

What are the duties of a registered nurse?

The specific duties of a registered nurse will vary slightly depending on the setting, however, they are generally responsible for the following:  

  • Providing clinical care for clients, including monitoring care needs, developing and implementing care plans to meet client preferences in consideration of cultural, religious or ethnic background
  • Completing client assessments on admission and as needs/care changes
  • Monitoring and referral of clinical care needs and liaising with GPs and other allied health professionals
  • Administering medications as per the individual’s care plan and in line with relevant policies
  • Providing treatment to clients where appropriate and accessing other professional assistance as required
  • Completing relevant documentation and reporting
  • Performing work in a legal/ethical framework, and supporting the rights and interests of the clients

Can an enrolled nurse become a registered nurse?

Yes. In fact, most registered nurses start their careers as enrolled nurses.

Enrolled nurses generally practice under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse who maintains overall responsibility for a patient’s plan of care. To become a registered nurse, you’ll need to complete a three-year Bachelor of Nursing at a university and become registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency AHPRA.

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