• Are you a newly graduated Registered Nurse looking for experience?
  • Offering up to $14000 sign on and retention bonus
  • Relocation assistance and free onsite accommodation while you find your own home


Churches of Christ, Rockingham Aged Care Service, Cardwell 

Full time and part time opportunities 


Imagine a career with Churches of Christ

Churches of Christ has been there for thousands of Australians who've needed our compassion and care for 140 years.  Our team of 4000 is helping to build communities across Queensland where people are enabled to live hope-filled, meaningful lives.  

We are tremendously proud of the work our team does in our services. We provide the support, training and flexibility so you can focus on caring for our residents, giving them personalised support and attention. 

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust, Wise Stewardship and Safety. 


Our Benefits

We offer 5 weeks annual leave, generous salary sacrificing options, opportunities for professional development and flexible working hours that can be moulded to support your work/life balance. If you live in areas identified as remote areas by the ATO you will be able to salary sacrifice up to an additional amount towards your rent or mortgage. 

In addition, Churches of Christ in Cardwell, can offer relocation assistance and free onsite accommodation appropriate for single living or small families, including free water and electricity to help you while you search for your permanent home.

Lastly, Churches of Christ are offering a generous Sign on and Retention cash bonus of up to $14000.  

You will be eligible for the following cash bonuses: 

  • $2000 on sign on – paid after third fortnight
  • $3000 after 6 months
  • $4000 after 12 months
  • $4000after 24 months. 

For part-time employees, this amount will be paid on a pro-rata basis based on the ordinary hours of work during the period. 

For more information on salary sacrifice and what that might look like for you, Click here.  


What you can bring to the team

You are a compassionate health care professional able to provide care with empathy and kindness. Your attention to detail will ensure that you are effectively monitoring the progress of the residents and administering medication or providing referrals where needed. Your strong communication skills will enable you to understand and communicate with not only your residents, but also their families and a broader care team.  


As a Registered Nurse you will: 

  • Provide direct patient care, including providing medications and interventions. 
  • Liaise with a multidisciplinary team to develop, implement and monitor bespoke care plans. 
  • Monitor and document resident health status and progress and make referrals as needed.
  • Educate families about health conditions and medications.
  • Provide guidance and support to our team of dedicated care workers. 


To thrive in this role, you must have: 

  • Current registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner. Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Strong clinical knowledge and experience in aged care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Compassionate and empathetic approach to patient care.
  • A National Police and NDIS Screening check or ability to obtain.


About the location 

This role is based in our 48-bed service in the town of Cardwell. Located in tropical North Queensland, Cardwell is home to Australia’s largest National Park. With golden beaches and tropical rainforests close by, Cardwell is well suited to the adventurous at heart.   


If you are interested in applying, please click apply or contact us on 1300 595 942 for a confidential discussion.  

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.  




Type: Permanent

Category: Residential Aged Care

Reference ID: AP000387

Date Posted: 10/04/2024

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