Theatre suite


Theatre Manager - Pam Kohnke

"It’s a very happy team. We strive for gold-standard practice."

Bowen has three well-equipped and up-to-date theatres plus PACU, CSSD and anaesthetic technician services. We perform approximately 4,000 procedures annually, about 5-10% of which are laparoscopic. The procedures are diverse and progressive, so the work is varied and technologically challenging. Nurses work across the specialties, which are managed by three Team Leaders. We support nurses’ ongoing learning in general, and especially, clinical learning that expands your skills across specialties.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday with minimal call to cover infrequent instances of return to theatre. Shifts start between 7:00am and 12:00 noon, and the latest finish time is 8:30pm. Most staff are full-time working 8 hour shifts, but we have the flexibility to negotiate your hours with the hospital’s needs – for instance, there are short shifts of 5 hours, and long shifts of 10 hours.

Our specialties are:

  • Orthopaedics
  • General
  • Plastics and reconstruction
  • Gynaecology
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology (eye surgery)
  • Oral and maxillofacial
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Services in Theatre Suite are:

  • PACU
  • Anaesthetic Technicians
  • CSD