Position Details
Reference Number 19206
Position Title Registered Nurse - Critical Care Unit STEP
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Northern Health only
Employment Type Temporary Part Time
Directorate Directorate Acute Health
Division Emergency Services
Location Northern Health (all campuses)
Award Classification 22 - Registered Nurses - YP11 - RN GRADE 2 YEAR 10
Salary (Fortnight) $0.00
Hours 64.00
Position Summary

Northern Health

Critical Care Supported Transition to Excellence Program (STEP) 2019-2020

Part Time, Fixed Term


Northern Health is a dynamic health service, providing vital public healthcare to residents of Melbourne’s northern suburbs and the surrounding regional communities. Our campuses offer services to a diverse community across acute, subacute, ambulatory and community programs.


The Northern Health Intensive Care Unit consists of 18 beds with 10 fully funded ICU beds. The team are passionate and dedicated about providing progressive and outstanding health care to their patients. A new state of the art 18 bed ICU deliver outstanding health care to Melbourne’s expanding north, opened in March 2019. The ICU provides an innovative, progressive, supportive, knowledge enriched environment.


An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurse to advance their nursing careers in our STEP program that will run from June 3rd to Jan 19th 2020.


About you:

  • Enthusiasm with a minimum of one year acute medical and/or surgical experience (inclusive of a Graduate Nurse Year),
  • Commitment to a 6 month supported program facilitated by the ICU education team with clinical support by the ICU education team and staff within the intensive care unit,
  • Application to comprehensive theoretical and clinical concepts to assist the transition of learnt theory to the bedside,
  • An application of knowledge and skills required to look after critically ill patients via structured study days, clinical placement in the department, and clinical hurdle requirements. 

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to join a friendly and progressive team in a rapidly expanding and dynamic organisation.
  • Encouragement to grow, innovate and partake in ongoing training and development programs.
  • Benefits including salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, access to EAP, library access and onsite car parking.


A career in Intensive Care is an exciting and challenging one. Qualified critical care nurses are transferable to other departments including emergency, recovery and cardiology and they are in demand both in Australia and overseas, opening up an enormous realm of opportunity for your future in nursing.


Next Steps . . .


If you are looking for a rewarding, challenging and well supported nursing role in a dynamic and friendly environment, then we would like to hear from you, please contact:


Kelly Leiper

Clinical Nurse Educator - Intensive Care Unit

Northern Health

84688254 or Ext 88222



Ashely Shea

Nurse Unit Manager - Intensive Care Unit

Northern Health

84688255 or Ext 88219



Selection Criteria Essential: Current registration with AHPRA
Essential: Current Working with Children Check
Essential: basic Life Support Competency
Essential: Graduate Nurse Program
Essential: Intravenous Cannulation Competency
Contact Person kelly leiper
Contact Number 84688254 or Ext 88222
Contact Email kelly.leiper@nh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person annabel milonas
Alternate Contact Number 0433811098
Closing Date 29/05/2019
Position Description
ICU STEP PD March 2019.pdf Open