Careers and Employment Opportunities

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital offers employment opportunities in a range of fields and professions.

These fields include:

  • Nursing
  • Medical
  • Allied Health
  • Management
  • Support Services

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital is a heritage-listed building  located in the hub of the Central Business District, close to the cafe, restaurant and shopping precint. Our city's famous tourist attractions such as Centre Point Tower, the Domain, NSW Art Gallery, the Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, the Opera House and Circular Quay are only short walks away.

Sydney and Sydney Hospital is easily accessible by public transport: 

  • directly across the road from Martin Place and  St James train stations 
  • buses
  • light rail on George Street
  • ferry terminal at Circular Quay

Click here for information on public transport to Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital.

For those who wish to drive to work, subsidised parking is also available on-site.

All employees have access to the Fitness Passport programme. The Fitness Passport programme allows employees and their families to have access to a large variety of gym memberships across Sydney at a greatly reduced rate. Click here for more information.

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital is a centre of excellence for Specialist Hand and Ophthalmic conditions. The Hospital treats a mixed socio-economic and culturally diverse population and its services are directed towards meeting a wide range of needs for these people. Our hospital offers a diverse range of medical care in the city and referral centre for rural hand and ophthalmic cases and general medicine.

 A career in nursing at Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital offers excellent and rewarding career opportunities through services in Ophthalmology, Hand surgery, Acute Medical and Emergency.

From the Director of Nursing and Support Services

It is an honour to represent my nursing and support services colleagues in the capacity of Director of Nursing & Support Services at this hospital, and a privilege to work with such a dedicated and professional team of nursing and support staff.

Nurses
The nursing division at this hospital is committed to promoting the highest standard of care. It is characterised by a sense of teamwork and an environment renowned for being 'friendly'. We have a long history of nursing innovation and are proud to continue to lead the way in practice and innovation across our specialities and nursing workforce initiatives.  

We are committed to the Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital Nursing Values:
• Diversity
• Person Centred
• Compassionate
• Learning
• Teamwork

Our value statement  

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital Nurses embrace diversity to provide compassionate care that is person centred in an environment that supports teamwork and learning.
 
These overriding principles guide the delivery of nursing care and practice at this hospital, and ensure that our patients are provided with an optimum environment in which to regain their health.

At Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital, we recognise that an essential aspect of health care is the right of the patient to participate in the assessment, implementation and determination of their care. Integral to this process is the need for the nurse to be patient centred and compassionate. We support and encourage this practice amongst our nursing staff.

The wellbeing of our staff continues to be a primary focus and is reflected in our value statement. We offer a number of opportunities for nurses on a professional and personal level and believe that we have something to offer all designations of nursing staff across the career spectrum.
I encourage you to view this website and the range of information we have provided about nursing at this hospital and I look forward to welcoming you to our hospital in the near future.

We encourage and support all nurses to embrace learning opportunities and professional development. The key is facilitating new knowledge and understandings underpinning clinical practice.

Alan Porritt

Director of Nursing & Support Services

Alan

 

Employment options

Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital offer nurses a range of career pathways. There are a number of opportunities to provide employees with resources, support and flexibility to progress their careers.

Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital is proud to offer two Transition to Professional Practice Programs:

1.    Transition to Professional Practice - Registered Nurse Program

  • General Stream
  • Perioperative Stream

2.    Transition to Professional Practice - Enrolled Nurse Program

Our programs embrace the four core transition principles of induction, person-centred work culture, learning and development, and support.
 The Transition to Professional Practice frameworks are designed to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of first year Registered and Enrolled Nurses to implement safe, quality patient care within a supported clinical learning environment. We take great pride in enabling transitioning nurses to develop as caring, compassionate, competent, responsible and accountable nurses.

Registered NurseTransition to Professional Practice Program - Graduate Nursing Recruitment

This Transition to Professional Practice Program provides an opportunity for newly graduated Registered Nurses to undertake two rotations in a variety of units/departments during a 12 month program. 

This program is designed to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge as a first year Registered Nurse to implement safe, quality patient care within a supported, clinical learning environment. We are committed to a person-centred and facilitated learning approach, whereby you, as the transitioning nurse, continue to be self-determining and responsible for your learning and professional development. Please click the links below for more detailed information on the program streams:

  •  General Stream - click here
  •  Perioperative Steam - click here

Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital participates in the centralised recruitment for this program, which is undertaken by NSW Health. For further information please click here to visit the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Graduates web page.

Enrolled Nurse Transition into Professional Practice Program

This Transition to Professional Practice Program provides an opportunity for newly graduated Enrolled Nurses to undertake two rotations in a variety of units/departments during the a 12 month program. 

This program is designed to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge as a first year Enrolled Nurse to implement safe, quality patient care within a supported, clinical learning environment. We are committed to a person-centred and facilitated learning approach, whereby you, as the transitioning nurse, continue to be self-determining and responsible for your learning and professional development.

Please click here for more detailed information on the program.

Enquiries

For any queries relating to the Registered or Enrolled Nurse Transition to Professional Practice Programs, please contact the Program Manager Lynette Higgs - Nurse Manager Professional Development and Clinical Support via:

Telephone: (02) 9382 7412
Pager: 22107 via Switchboard on (02) 9382 7111
email:
lynette.higgs@health.nsw.gov.au
 

Ophthalmic Specialist Nurse Program

Registered Nurses employed at Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital can apply to enrol in the Ophthalmic Specialist Nurse Program. This program provides an ophthalmic specialist nurse development pathway through the provision of a structured two year ophthalmic clinical placement program. Ophthalmic Specialist Nurse Program nurses undertake individualised ophthalmic nursing clinical learning and development activities in each placement as well as being supported to complete their Graduate Certificate studies in Ophthalmic Nursing with the University of Notre Dame, Australia.

General Workforce Enquires

For General Workforce Enquiries please contact the Nurse Manager, Workforce and Staffing via:

Telephone:  (02) 9382 7296
email: mary.sousou@health.nsw.gov.au
 

Useful links

NSW Health Jobs
SESLHD Nursing and Midwifery
NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery
NSW Health Nursing Careers

A career in nursing at SSEH offers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a number of specialist care areas.  A pathway to develop your career to a Clinical Nurse Specialist and other enhancement opportunities are available.   For a comprehensive overview of specialist nursing opportunities, visit Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital and NSW Health Jobs for more information. Click here for NSW Health jobs.

For more information on employment in the medical field, click here.

For the Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Calendar please click here.
 

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital offers a range of Allied Health employment opportunities in clinical areas of:

  • Hand Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Radiology, medical imaging
  • Social Work
  • Dietetics & Nutrition

For further information for Allied Health careers please click here for the NSW Health Careers website. 

For current vacancies in NSW Health click here.

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital offers a range of employment opportunities in Administration, Hotel Services, Engineering and Security.

For more information about employment opportunities at Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital, click here to view current vacancies.  

For more information please click here for the NSW Health Careers site.

Click here for the NSW Health Jobs site.

Current nursing positions being recruited to can be found on the NSW Health recruitment site. Please follow the link. For any advice please contact the Nurse Manager Nursing Workforce on  (02) 93827296 Monday to Friday during business hours.

Click here for the NSW Health jobs site.

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital is an exciting place to work for specialists in Ophthalmology, Hands, Emergency Medicine and General Medicine. 

For more information on available opportunities, please contact 9382 7111 and ask for the Workforce Office.