Position Details
Reference Number 35214
Position Title ICU Discovery program - Registered Nurse
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit Discovery Program - Commencing January 2020 

  • Permanent Part Time – 64 hours per fortnight
  • Registered Nurse, Grade 2
  • Opportunity to transition to Critical Care
  • Excellent Staff Benefits

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

The Role

Seeking Registered Nurses with current acute nursing experience to join the ICU Discovery Program

Western Health ICU is seeking Registered Nurses with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills who are interested in experiencing what Intensive Care has to offer. 

You will be exposed to a wide variety of high dependency patients as well as intensive care patients while you develop your clinical skills and begin to understand some of the theory behind all the things ICU has to offer.  Successful completion of this program offers an opportunity to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma of Critical Care Nursing.  Applicants are expected to show a keen interest in their ongoing professional development and have a solid foundation in basic nursing skills.

This offer of ongoing employment is within Western Health.  Satisfactory completion of the discovery program is required within 12 months.  Permanent position in ICU may be obtained with successful completion of post graduate studies in Critical Care, which you may wish to apply for following successful completion of the ICU discovery program


  • Participate in education on a shift to shift basis as well as formal educational days
  • Self-directed completion of workbook including clinical activities signed off
  • Participate in online modules, 6 short quizzes and an oral presentation
  • Shift work, including night shift with possible rotations between Footscray and Sunshine campuses
  • Provide exceptional care to patients and their families
  • Participate in multidisciplinary discussions involving patient care
  • Work within your scope of practise
  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies.

Essential criteria

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing qualification or equivalent
  • Current acute nursing experience
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse within Australia
  • Possess excellent clinical and organisational skills
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria Desirable: Do you require sponsorship?
Desirable: Do you hold current registration with AHPRA?
Contact Person Lorna Reeves
Contact Number 83456069
Closing Date 25/10/2019
Position Description Discovery PD 2018 .docx
Application Guide click here to view
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