RUSON – Registered Undergraduate Student of Nursing

December 5th, 2022


About Dhelkaya Health

Dhelkaya Health is a new health service on Dja Dja Wurrung country; it is the coming together of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health. Dhelkaya Health is shaping a better health system for the people of Mount Alexander Shire and beyond, while staying true and local in everything it does.

Dhelkaya Health delivers a diverse range of inpatient, outpatient, aged care, community health and outreach services to Mount Alexander Shire. It also delivers assessment, rehabilitation and allied health services to neighbouring shires. Dhelkaya Health is committed to the quality, accessibility and sustainability of acute, aged and community-based healthcare, and family and housing services.

Dhelkaya Health has campuses in Castlemaine and Maldon.

This Role

A Registered Undergraduate Student of Nursing or RUSON is a person currently enrolled at a University to undertake undergraduate nursing study, who is registered with AHPRA as a student nurse, and who at commencement, has successfully completed all units of study from the second year of a Bachelor’s program or the first year of study of a post graduate/master’s program. The RUSON works as an assistant to the health care team in providing clinical support.

A RUSON will work in a variety of settings under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The settings may include Acute, Rehabilitation and Vaccination Clinic.

Culture and Benefits

Castlemaine and Maldon are located on Dja Dja Wurrung country in the Mount Alexander Shire. The area is renowned for its creativity, history and as host to the Castlemaine State Festival. The shire is a short drive from Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Combined with a wide range of sporting clubs and outdoor recreation opportunities, unique natural environment and historic goldfields, the community offers a rich diverse culture for all to enjoy.

  • Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors.
  • Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
  • Fitness Passport is available to all staff members across Dhelkaya Health. You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!
  • Our Health and Wellbeing program; including access to a Social Worker, Pastoral Care Office, Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Officers, Physiotherapy services, vaccination programs and other health services as required.
  • The Dhelkaya Health Social Club brings staff from all areas of the hospital together in friendly and casual environment, with a variety of events and activities held throughout the year

Dhelkaya Health values diversity and encourages individuals from all cultures and backgrounds to apply.

Further information is available from Mark Nally, Director of Nursing – Clinical Care or Jill Kong – After Hours Manager on 5471 3499

Click here to apply


All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check and compliance with Castlemaine Health Vaccination Policy.


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