Registered Nurse - Sunshine Coast

An exciting opportunity exists for the Registered Nurse to act as a leader in the coordination and delivery of nursing care at the Neonatal Unit Sunshine Coast University Hospital whilst hosting a wider role contributing to education, research, quality and safety in order to achieve the best patient outcomes.

Position Status: Permanent
Position Type: Full-time; part-time
Classification: Nurse Grade 5
Salary: $41.73 - $53.53 per hour

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) is in southeast Queensland and extends through the coastal and hinterland areas from Caloundra in the south to Gympie in the north.

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) Neonatal Service has successfully transitioned to a CSCF Level 5 service to deliver care for infants who are greater than or equal to 29 weeks gestational age with estimated birth weights of more than 1000 grams and provide clinical support to maternity services across the SCHHS and can extend beyond the catchment area.

The Neonatal Unit's healthcare team delivers acute inpatient neonatal care to infants and their families within a family-centered and developmentally supportive care model. This approach hinges on tight-knit collaboration between staff and parents, bolstered by the Unit's architectural layout designed to enable personalised care and foster parent involvement.

This service receives backing from Level 6 tertiary facilities through telehealth services. Seamless cooperation with the state-wide neonatal retrieval team facilitates the smooth transfer of neonates needing more intricate care to a CSCF Level 6 Neonatal Service. Additionally, SCUH readily accepts back transfers of SCHHS infants who have previously received care from higher-level services.

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Adhere to defined service quality standards, health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being understand to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with Schedule 2, Nurses and Midwives (Queensland Health Award) – State 2015 – Generic Level Statements Nurse Grade 5 and the Queensland Public Service values.
  • Understand your broad responsibilities for safety and quality in healthcare, actively participate in continuous quality and safety improvement activities within the workplace and notify a relevant clinical or non-clinical responsible officer when concerns exist about workplace or patient safety.
  • Practice in accordance with code of ethics, professional standards and legislation affecting nursing practice by maintaining current knowledge and competence within scope of position.

Salary between $82,753 - $106,144 p.a. (f/t), or salary rates: $41.73 - $53.53 p.h. (p/t), employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) (Nurse Grade 5) (full time and part time positions available, hours negotiable). Applications will remain current for 12 months. Please note: only applications from candidates will be accepted (applications that may result in an agency fee will not be considered).

Why work for us?
We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Queensland Health employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Sunshine Coast HERE. 

As a Sunshine Coast Health employee, you will receive competitive remuneration and have access to:

  • A wellness program;
  • Generous superannuation;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Career training and development; and
  • Salary packaging.

This role may be eligible for the Queensland Workforce Attraction and Incentive Scheme. 
(Permanent or temporary fixed term equal to or greater than 12 months employment)

Check out the latest updates HERE.

Further information
We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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Closing date: 21 May 2024
Contact person: Alison Holman on 07 5202 8931. Access the National Relay Service
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Queensland Health (Organisation site)
Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya

Posted 29 April 2024