Position Details

Reference Number 172561
Position Title Clinical Support Nurse- Intensive Care Unit
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Surgical & Critical Care
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 32
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia.


•             Be a part of a multidisciplinary team striving for excellence

•             Challenge yourself in a mixed adult and paediatric ICU

•             Permanent Part time 32 hours per fortnight – Great role and amazing lifestyle have it all!

About the facility

The Barwon Health ICU is a 24-bed ICU, providing tertiary critical care services to the Barwon South Western region. The ICU cares for medical, surgical, and cardiothoracic adults, as well as collaborative programs to care for adult ECMO and critically ill children. The ICU unit supplies a central vascular access and critical care echocardiography service to Barwon Health. The ICU is actively involved in clinical research, critical care education for Deakin School of Medicine, and education and training of junior doctors and nurses.

About the role 

 The Clinical Support Nurse is responsible for providing education, coaching and clinical advice at an expert level to staff within the Intensive Care Unit as a specialist in the particular field of Critical Care.  You will provide professional advice and instruction to Registered Nurses working within the ICU, and will contribute advanced skills in clinical decision making, problem identification and solution.  You will facilitate staff attendance at education and training programs, and facilitate support for education where possible.  You will also actively participate in improving care activities and regular audit processes within the ICU, and take a leadership role in strategic issues within the ICU

 About the culture

The Barwon Health ICU strives to achieve a culture of patient-centred care through respect, compassion, commitment, accountability, and innovation. Our dedicated and experienced nursing team pride themselves on providing high quality, evidence based and patient centred care. We work in a modern and well equipped facility. The successful applicant will be supported through leadership training, and professional development planning to help them realise their goals.

What we can offer

  • Paid accommodation for up to a month including partners and family
  • Short term or casual contacts to try us out and explore the region
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Purpose built ICU unit
  • Part of the state-wide ECMO service, we treat paediatric patients
  • We run a twice yearly Discovery Program for nurses who are new to ICU and also an annual Post graduate Critical Care course
  • Personalised orientation Program to set you up for success from day 1
  • 7 day a week Clinical Support Nurses and Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging

Social club

Relocation and sponsorship support options

Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

More information can be found on our Nursing Careers page.

Also feel free to tell us what works for you, we are open to a range of options and will work hard to accommodate your needs.  Or aims is for you have a dream job and a dream lifestyle!

 About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion 

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people with diverse backgrounds.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Collaborative Recruitment Team via email at CRURecruit@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation policy.


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Post Graduate Critical Care Qualification
Essential: Minimum 2 years clinical experience as a CNS in ICU
Essential: ALS competency and MET training
Desirable: Paediatric or ECMO competencies
Desirable: Addition certification/Qualifications in Education
Desirable: Understanding of competency based principles
Contact Person Nicola Tudor 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0401 034 722 
Contact Email ntudor@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 02/01/2022
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.