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Registered Nurses - Mater Mothers’ Hospital

About the role

Mater Mother's Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) is currently seeking Registered Nurses in permanent full time and part time capacities.

We are seeking experienced Registered Nurses looking to move into Neonatal Critical Care for these opportunities. As part of our exceptional every time strategy, the NCCU is excited to offer the opportunity to support nurses with no previous neonatal experience but wish to undertake a career caring for neonates and their families. A structured development program, supported by the Neonatal Practice Development Team, will provide accelerated skill acquisition in either the intensive care or Special Care areas with subsequent entry pathway to post graduate neonatal qualifications. The aim is to recognise previously acquired skills in an acute care environment and through a learning and development program integrating education, health and research, provide the foundation of an exciting and rewarding career as a neonatal nurse.

About NCCU

Mater Mother's Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) has undergone extensive change and growth in response to the opening and co-location of a Queensland Children’s Hospital. In response to this, Mothers, Babies & Women's Health Services recently conducted a review of its Neonatal Critical Care Services against current evidence and industry standards, including conducting site visits to benchmark models of clinical service delivery. A model of neonatal care has been developed which will enhance person centred, compassionate care with low variability and high reliability. Neonatal Critical Care Unit is an 84 bed highly specialized and complex service which provides care for approximately 1800 babies per year in accordance with best practice standards and driven by clinical evidence methodologies and in a patient centered, highly collaborative environment. It is comprised of 45 intensive care beds, separated into Preterm/Medical and Cardiac/Surgical beds, which assists to support our role as a perinatal tertiary referral centre, the south-east and central Queensland surgical referral centre and the Queensland cardiac referral centre.

What you’ll be doing

The NCCU provides exceptional care to both public and privately funded intensive care babies with preterm medical, surgical and cardiac conditions as well as special care nursery babies transitioning to home. The unit is the south-east and central Queensland surgical referral centre and the Queensland cardiac referral centre. 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.

About you

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 an acute care setting
  • 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 multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of the Mater mission and values and the ability to engage others in living the values in NCCU

Application closing date: Sunday 30 July 2017

For further information specific to the role, please contact Lynne Elliott, Nursing and Midwifery Director NCCU on 07 3163 2488 or Lynne.Elliott@mater.org.au or Lisa Clark, Education Coordinator on 07 3163 8738 or Lisa.Clark@mater.org.au

To apply for the role, click here.