Registered Nurses

(Neonatal Intensive Care)

Short Description
Provide high standard neonatal intensive care whilst modelling a family-centred approach at the Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport.

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The Role
An opportunity has become available for several Registered Nurses (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 10 000-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 experience
  • Be able to provide evidence of and commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Provide a high standard of evidence-based neonatal nursing care to facilitate quality outcomes for infants within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Practice collaboratively with the multidisciplinary health care team across the service to promote best care and outcomes for infants and their families

About you
To be successful in this position you will require: 

  • A Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
  • A Postgraduate Qualification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (or working towards one)
  • AHPRA Registration
  • Evidence of vaccination, or be able to be vaccinated against and remain vaccinated against - Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B and COVID 19
  • Tuberculosis screening, to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required
  • Declaration of serious discipline history must be disclosed


  • Flexible work options
  • Career Development
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture
  • Research Opportunities
  • Up to 12.75% super
  • 17.5% leave loading


  • Permanent full time and Permanent part time (several positions, minimum 48 hours p.f.)
  • Base salary ranging from $74 281 - $95 278 per annum, $37.46 - $48.05 per hour

About Us
The Newborn Care Unit at Gold Coast University Hospital is part of Women’s, Newborn, Children’s Health 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.


Neonatal Retrieval Emergency Service Southern Queensland (NeoRESQ) based at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Brisbane coordinate and provide the neonatal emergency retrieval service, based at Southport.


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 Wednesday, 31 August 2022.
Job Ad reference: GC436030
Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted.

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Posted 8 August 2022