Position Details
Reference Number 35729
Position Title Clinical Nurse Educator
Employment Type Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

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.

About the Role

The role is designed for a highly motivated Clinical Nurse Educator with post graduate Neonatal Intensive Care qualifications (or equivalent) who is keen to work in a new education team to assist the Western Health Newborn Services Unit to deliver Level 6A neonatal capability. We are seeking nurse educators who have the ability to utilise contemporary strategies based on adult learning principles to effectively coordinate and facilitate educational activities within the Neonatal Service.

You would be responsible for supporting and developing the Post-graduate students at Western Health and at The Women’s during NICU placement, for developing, co-ordinating, implementing and evaluating training and education programs to support the existing Newborn Serives team deliver Level 6A neonatal service, and for collaborating with the Newborn Services CNE who oversees the Newborn Services staff, Graduate Nurses, Graduate Midwives and undergraduate students who rotate through the unit. You would also be required to contribute to and/or develop and review new and existing neonatal policies, procedures and guidelines in collaboration with the Neonatal Services Development Manager and the Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist (Neonatal).

Western Health is partnered as a Registered Training Organisation with Victoria University and provides a range of management and leadership streams of study enabling professional growth in a supported environment.

The preference is for a clinician with previous clinical education or tertiary education support experience.

Skills & Experience

  • Registration as a RN or RN/RM with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  • Post-graduate qualifications in Education (or equivalent) or working towards
  • Post-graduate qualification in NICU
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist or Registered Nurse/Midwife with a minimum 5 years clinical experience and extensive clinical skills in NICU


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
Contact Person Jacqueline Whitelaw
Contact Number 90552494
Contact Email jacqueline.whitelaw@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Maree Comeadow
Alternate Contact Number 83450214
Closing Date 11/11/2019
Position Description NIC Discovery CNE PD 2019.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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