Neonatal Nurse Practitioner / Transitional Nurse Practitioner

Remuneration: $130,378.59 - $139,598.55 per annum (pro rata for Part Time) + superannuation + salary packaging
Location:  John Hunter Children's Hospital
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time and Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Hours Per Week: up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ385990
Closing Date: Sunday 26th March 2023 

About the job: 

  • The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner / Transitional Nurse Practitioner is an integral member of the multidisciplinary team within The John Hunter Children’s Hospital - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
  • You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide day to day assessment and clinical management of all patients within the NICU, and may include care of extreme preterm, surgical and unwell neonates. 
  • You will be responsible for attending high risk and emergency births to provide expert resuscitation for the neonate and support for maternity colleagues. 
  • The Nurse Practitioner / Transitional Nurse Practitioner will join the Hunter NETS Retrieval Team and will be required to undertake emergency retrievals from regional sites of sick and preterm neonates requiring Intensive Care in the tertiary facility.

Where you’ll be working: 

  • The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in beautiful Newcastle, is one of the largest and busiest NICU’s in NSW. 
  • The NICU is a 43-bed Tertiary level 6 Neonatal Intensive Care unit that provide complex medical and surgical to newborns within the HNE and Mid North Coast area. 
  • The NICU is a state-of-the-art Unit, with the latest health care technology. 


  • Six weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 10.5%
  • Salary packaging - Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing. 
  • Fitness Passport 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members


  • Registered Nurse with current Authority to Practice with AHPRA
  • The equivalent of three (3) years' full-time experience in an advanced practice nursing role within the area of intended practice, within the past six (6) years from the date when the completed application seeking endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner is received by the Board
  • Successful completion of a Board-approved Nurse Practitioner qualification at Master's level or education equivalence as determined by the Board.

Additional information: 

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies. 

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Posted 20 March 2023