Clinical Nurse Nicu

Clinical Nurse Nicu

Position Title:                       Clinical Nurse (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) 
Location:                               Southport 
Remuneration:                    $104 816 - $ 112 236 per annum  
                                               $52.86 - $56.60 per hour 

Possess advanced level neonatal clinical expertise and problem-solving skills to support the nursing and medical team to provide essential care sick or premature infants may require in the first moments of life, and when there is acute deterioration. 

Practice collaboratively with the multidisciplinary health care team across the service to plan care for impending neonatal admissions and to provide care for inpatients that promotes optimal outcomes 

The Role  
An opportunity has become available for several Clinical Nurses (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 12 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia. 

You will  

  • Currently be working in or have recent level 6 neonatal intensive care with advanced clinical expertise 
  • Required to care for the sickest most vulnerable infants and support less experienced nurses 
  • Operationally managing the shift and staff in a fast-paced clinical environment 
  • Support the nursing and medical team to provide the essential care of sick or premature infants 

About you  

To be successful in this position you will require: 

  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent   
  • Registration with the Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia 
  • Evidence of vaccination, or be able to be vaccinated against and remain vaccinated against - Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis and Hepatitis B 
  • Tuberculosis screening, to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required 
  • Declaration of serious discipline history must be disclosed 
  • Criminal History Screening will be required for new employees (GCH will cover cost) 


  • Flexible work options 
  • Career Development 
  • Salary Packaging 
  • Modern Facilities 
  • Diverse Work Culture 
  • Research Opportunities 
  • 12.75% super 
  • 17.5% leave loading 
  • Interstate/International candidates may be eligible for the Queensland Health Attraction Incentive – up $20,000! 


  • Permanent fulltime, Permanent part time – Minimum 48 hours p.f          
  • Base salary ranging from $104,816 - $112,236 per annum, $52.86 - $56.60 per hour 

About Us 
The Newborn Care Unit at Gold Coast University Hospital is part of Women, Newborn and Children's Services and is comprised of a 12-cot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a 24-cot Special Care Nursery. The NICU admits babies fulfilling Level 6 Queensland Clinical Services Capability Framework criteria which includes but is not limited to: 

  • Extremely preterm infants from 23 weeks gestation 
  • Parenteral Nutrition 
  • Nitric Oxide therapy 
  • Exchange transfusions 
  • Therapeutic cooling and Amplitude integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) 
  • Neonatal surgical procedures (excluding cardiac surgery and complex surgical conditions which are managed at Mater Mother's or Queensland Children's Hospital)
  • Invasive and non-invasive respiratory support including High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation 

About Gold Coast Health 

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care 
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.5 billion 
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts 
  • Secondary and tertiary health services across more than 20 facilities 
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle 
  • A workplace culture that encourages people to bring their whole selves to work so that they can perform at their best 
  • Committed to reflecting the diversity of the Gold Coast community and ensuring each staff member is included and feels like they belong 

How to Apply 
Click APPLY to submit your application by Thursday, 21 March 2024 

Gold Coast Health is committed to providing an accessible, inclusive work environment. Please contact the nominated person if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout this recruitment process.  

Enquiries: Cathy Van Der Berg  
Job Ad Reference: GC547240 
Application Details HERE 

Closing Date: 21 March 2024
Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted.

Posted 8 March 2024