Have you been looking for an opportunity to care for critically unwell and injured children in Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) and High Dependency (HDU)? The Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) unit is looking for motivated and passionate Registered Nurses to join our team. PCC offers a variety of supportive programs to assist nurses in their transition to Critical Care Nursing. Whether you have recently finished a graduate program, have experience in a complimentary specialty or are already an experienced Critical Care nurse, there is a supported education program suited to you!
No paediatric experience required!
Sponsored opportunities with a view to permanent residency and or permanent appointment for eligible applicants are currently available in Perth Western Australia.
Nurses considering relocation to Perth or currently residing in Perth are also encouraged to apply.
Clinical Nurse Registered Nurse
VCID No: 779431
We need your nursing expertise to care for our most vulnerable patients and provide exceptional care and support. You will have an opportunity to make a real difference and connect at whole new level with children and adolescents and their families. Be part of their journey!
Paediatric Critical Care comprises the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and one of the specialised services at Western Australia’s only tertiary children’s hospital.
Transferable skills in Intensive Care and/or High Dependency care from a paediatric or adult environment or experience in paediatrics will be highly regarded but not essential. Comprehensive training and support to transition will be provided to all levels of experience.
International applicants with suitable qualifications and wishing to relocate are encouraged to apply. Relocation assistance is available. The roles are equivalent to Registered Nurse (UK Equivalent Band 5) and or Clinical Nurse (UK Equivalent Band 6) positions.
Interested? Get in touch with Paul Bloomfield, Clinical Nurse Manager, on phone (08) 6456 0334 to:
- arrange an informal meeting
- arrange an onsite or virtual visit
- chat to us by phone or on MS Teams
- talk with a future team member
- or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What PCC offers - The Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) unit at PCH offers a state-wide intensive care service for critically ill infants, children and young people. Nurses in PCC are responsible for the care of sick and injured children as well as their post-surgical care. This includes complex Cardiothoracic, Ear Nose and Throat and Neurosurgery. PCC has access to the latest technology and innovation and is a Centre for Intensive Care research. PCC also forms part of the hospital’s emergency response and medical emergency team. The PCC unit is a Level 3 Intensive Care Unit and offers a range of complex services including an ECMO service.
Training and upskilling - PCC offers a range of supported programs designed to complement your existing skills and transition you into the care of infants, children and young people in PCC.
- The PCC Introductory Program is designed for Registered Nurses with 1 - 3 years post graduate experience in an acute care setting – (next intakes April and September 2023)
- The PCC Transition program is designed for Registered Nurses with a minimum of 3 years post registration experience in a complimentary specialty, including nurses with adult acute care and critical care experience– (next intake June 2023).
- For experienced PICU and Paediatric High Dependency nurses, the PCC facilitates a Post Graduate program in conjunction with Curtin University as well as an accredited ECMO course and other specialty training.
About Us – We are the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) are proud to be the leading service provider for healthcare in Western Australia and the State’s only dedicated tertiary health and trauma service for infants, children and young people. These roles are located in our new and purpose-built Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH).
CAHS offers services including Neonatology, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH). Consisting of over 6,500 employees, our services are delivered at PCH and King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), as well as across a network of more than 160 community clinics across the metropolitan area.
For more information about CAHS and our fantastic hospital and services visit CAHS Nursing Careers
How to Apply?
We welcome your application online via the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the bottom of this page. There is no need to provide a statement against criteria. Simply register your details online and provide us with:
- A copy of your current CV outlining your most recent and relevant work experience.
- A cover letter highlighting the position you are applying for, your suitability for the position and let us know if you are interested in one of the available education programs.
- [Clinical Nurse Applicants Only] Please provide an example of how you have demonstrated signiﬁcant knowledge, experience, and leadership in the area of PCC.
- Provide evidence of your current AHPRA or eligibility.
- Provide names and email contact details of two professional referees one of which is a current supervisor.
For Assistance including any adjustment needed to accommodate a disability and confidential enquiries – please contact the Strategic Talent Acquisition Recruitment Team via email: CAHS.TalentAcquisition@health.wa.gov.au
CAHS offers several employment benefits including:
- Salary packaging including car leasing, superannuation, laptop computers, general living mortgage and a number of other options
- Flexible leave arrangements and benefits
- Professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance
- Values based work culture
- Staff wellbeing focus
Boorloo (the Noongar name for ‘Perth WA’) is truly one of the most beautiful and sunniest cities in the world. Home to approximately 2 million people and nestled between the Indian Ocean and the Swan Valley, Perth boasts a lifestyle like no other. Centred around Elizabeth Quay, a new waterfront precinct on the banks of the Swan River, Perth residents enjoy a Mediterranean climate and relaxed lifestyle in a beautiful, clean and spacious city.
Those of us already living in Perth know that there is something for everyone with a lifestyle centred around beautiful beaches, great boating, easy access to national parks and wineries, affordable living, great schooling, and easy transport. Perth is a special place to be!
For more information about Perth visit: The lifestyle city | City of Perth
This is an “open-ended” recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted:
- The panel will monitor this recruitment pool for applications, and will assess on a regular basis.
- Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur.
- Appointments may be made from this pool until 30/04/2024.