Western Health Intensive Care Units are seeking passionate Registered Nurses with a postgraduate qualification in Intensive Care Nursing. Options exist for Critical Care Registered Nurses to work in a part time, full time or casual capacity.
Apply here for Critical Care Registered Nurses
Apply here for the 2021 ICU Discovery Program
We have intensive care units at Footscray and Sunshine Hospital. Each unit has nine ICU equivalent beds and together they provide care for approximately 1850 patients per year.Western Health ICU maintains a broad clinical focus with a good mix of both medical and surgical patients utilising up to date equipment to provide outstanding care.
Your Future – You will see that Western Health is a place where there is a great deal of growth in our communities and this is reflected in expansion and growth in career opportunities. At Western Health, your future is our priority. We foster a supportive environment, targeted at progressing your career and developing that important work/life balance.
Leadership – There are plenty of leadership possibilities within ICU, with support for career progression and development through leadership opportunities. We also have well developed special interest groups delivering best practice care through research. From time to time, there are opportunities to step into leadership roles such as rotational ANUM positions and a chance to step outside of ICU to cover the Liaison role.
Innovation – Supporting research and improving best practice and staff safety are key priorities for our ICU teams who have a strong record of embracing new technologies to support best care in the west through initiatives such as the development of a cardiogenic shock program in collaboration with the cardiac catheter labs and cardiology. Active research projects in conjunction with other ICU’s across Australia and New Zealand.
Teamwork - Western Health’s open ICU footprint caters for dynamic teamwork, supporting staff and creating learning opportunities. Our ICUs promote teamwork and support within the unit for learners all the way up to senior ICU staff.
Development – We place a great deal of importance on clinical coaching and educational opportunities and our training is delivered by highly skilled practitioners.
Diversity – Multicultural patients and staff
Safety - Western Health has led the way in keeping ICU staff safe during the pandemic. Our implementation of PPE, face shields and the innovative isolation hood developed by Western Health in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, have contributed to protecting our staff despite the fact that our Footscray and Sunshine ICUs cared for more COVID positive patients than any other Melbourne hospitals.
Wellbeing - Our staff are benefiting from a broad range of wellbeing and wellness strategies to ensure they are supported, heard, and have access to care packages, wellness hubs, safe spaces and mental health wellbeing programs
Critical Care Nursing Recruitment video
Alex Angel, Nurse Unit Manager ICU Sunshine: [email protected]
Meghan Read, Nurse Unit Manager ICU Footscray: [email protected]