Current Vacancies – RN-EN

Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses

Samarinda is a leading and well respected not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne. We provide a range of services which include; residential aged care, home care, NDIS, day respite, delivered meals, social support and our Ashy op shop. Our vision is that every local individual and family deserves to remain connected, engaged and valued in the community they know and love.
We are looking for Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses to join the team at Samarinda Lodge, home to 92 residents and located in Ashburton. Reporting to the Clinical Specialist Manager (Senior RN) these roles are the first point of contact for care staff and resident families regarding care and clinical support and expertise. Part time and casual positions available for day and afternoon shifts Monday to Sunday across a fortnightly roster. Shift times: 7am-3pm and 3pm-10pm. We can offer guaranteed hours with a permanent roster and a friendly supportive workplace. Come join the Samarinda family!

About you: The Essentials……

  • Nursing experience within Australia in residential aged care
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Passion for enhancing the lives of older people and for working in aged care
  • Wounds care skills and experience
  • Continence management experience
  • Exposure to ACFI and accreditation requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and mentoring abilities
  • Team player with a friendly, welcoming demeanor and engaging personality
  • A high standard of personal presentation, reliability and punctuality
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks while building great relationships
  • An understanding of the needs of people living with dementia
  • Respectful approach that supports people based on their choices
  • Desire to make a real difference and work within the values of Samarinda

Why work for us?

  • Opportunity to work for a well regarded NFP organisation that genuinely cares and is making an impact.
  • We offer a place where you know you are contributing to helping others.
  • Passionate, supportive and committed team environment.
  • Comprehensive onboarding, induction, and learning and development program.
  • Salary packaging options available for permanent employees to reduce amount of tax you pay.
  • Health and wellbeing programs (including Employee Assistance program and immunisation).
  • Reward and recognition program.
  • Refer a friend recruitment incentives.

Position Descriptions are available by clicking on these links:    RN    EN

If you would like more information please contact the Human Resources Manager on 1300 591 464 or email

To apply for a RN or EN position at Samarinda, please complete ALL OF THE QUESTIONS in the form below, attach the required documents and then submit.

Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?

Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Australian CitizenAustralian/New Zealand Permanent ResidentTemporary ResidentStudent Visa

Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
Not VaccinatedReceived 1 DoseReceived 2 DosesReceived 3 DosesReceived 4 DosesReceived 5 Doses

Do you have experience working with people with dementia?

Have you completed a qualification in nursing?

How many years experience do you have as an aged care nurse? (enter a number)

Please attach your resume and cover letter with a short description of why you would like to work with Samarinda.
Your resume
Cover letter