Employment Opportunities for nurses

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.

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.

Alan Porritt (Director of Nursing & Support Services)


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

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital is proud to offer two Transition to Professional Practice Programs:
1.    Transition to Professional Practice - Registered Nurse Program
a.    General Stream
b.    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 your skills and knowledge as a first year Registered or Enrolled Nurse 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.

Our Transition to Professional Practice Programs 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.
We receive excellent feedback about our Transition to Professional Practice Program and we pride ourselves on the retention of 1st year transitioning nurses on staff following completion of their 12 month program.

Please find further information regarding each of our Transition to professional Practice Programs at the following link
Transition to Professional Practice – General stream


Transition to Professional Practice – Perioperative stream www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Nursing_and_Midwifery/Students_And_Graduates/2018/SESLHD-SSEH-Perioperative-2018.pdf

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.

The Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital nursing team welcome all nursing staff new to the organisation, providing a comprehensive, full day hospital and nursing orientation. This is followed up with a ward/unit based orientation with the members of the unit leadership team including the Nurse Unit Manager, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital is a leading metropolitan health service, providing a comprehensive range of specialist tertiary and quaternary services on a state-wide and national basis in Ophthalmology and Hand Surgery. Additionally Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital provides general health care to the public and community including 24 hour emergency care services, general medicine including high dependency, as well as peri-operative services including day surgery, and ear, nose and throat surgery.
Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital recognises and values supporting the learning needs of students. Around 300 students undertake clinical placements each year at Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital, from a variety of student categories and wide range of Education Providers. Clinical placements are provided in line with our Local Health District’s shared vision and responsibility for developing a confident and competent graduate who provides best patient care as part of our future workforce.
We offer the opportunity to apply knowledge to practice and foster critical reflection and problem solving, as well as practical experience through the provision of appropriate clinical placements in a welcoming, supportive, safe and educationally sound environment.
Clinical placements are managed through NSW Health ClinConnect system, the Student Placement database, in collaboration with our Education Provider partners.