Registered Nurse - Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU)
Job no: 492282
Work type: Permanent
Location: Mater Hospital South Brisbane
Categories: Registered Nurse/Midwife
About the role
Mater Mothers, Babies and Women’s Health Services Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) are seeking expressions of interest from motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Registered Nurses wanting to be part of a collaborative team in caring for sick and premature babies within our department.
Positions are separated into different divisions of the NCCU department as follows:
- Cardiac / Surgical
- Preterm / Medical
- Special Care Nursery
The Neonatal Critical Care Unit is a 79 bed highly specialised and complex service which provides care for approximately 2000 babies per year. It is comprised of 45 intensive care beds, separated into Preterm/Medical and Cardiac/Surgical units, and 34 Special Care beds inclusive of rooming in facilities. Care is delivered in accordance with best practice standards and in a highly collaborative environment. The Mater NCCU is a perinatal tertiary referral centre for babies requiring cardiac and surgical care for the Southeast and central Queensland regions.
Registered Nurse Salary: $35.43 - $45.53 (Registered Nurse Level 1) per hour plus superannuation
What you’ll be doing
As a Registered Nurse, you will be part of a high-functioning team, providing high quality care to patients, supporting the general function of the unit using best practice principles and education, whilst drawing upon your extensive nursing/midwifery and neonatal experience.
NCCU cares for many newborns who are undergoing treatment for:
- Complex Cardiac conditions
- Surgical conditions
- Extreme Preterm
- All forms of mechanical ventilation including High Frequency Oscillation Ventilation (HFOV)
- Nitric Oxide therapy
- Therapeutic cooling
- Parenteral Nutrition
- Exchange transfusions
As the successful applicant you will have:
- Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse with Midwife Registration
- Minimum 12 months experience in a NCCU environment
- Postgraduate neonatal qualification or equivalent (or a willingness to complete this qualification upon commencement in this role)
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and clinical problem solving skills
- Demonstrated commitment to the continued quality improvement and best practice principles
- Demonstrated collaborative and engaging team approach and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
- Understanding of the Mater mission and values and the ability to engage others in living the values in NCCU
Why join us?
In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.
Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.
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