Position Details

Reference Number 39654
Position Title Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Endorsed / Candidate
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing, Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Monash Newborn
Location Monash Children's Hospital
Position Summary
  • Demonstrate your recognised expert practitioner and leadership knowledge, skills and competence in Neonatal Nursing in this renowned Service within Monash Children’s Hospital
  • Work alongside an outstanding Medical and Nursing Leadership Team
  • Part time and Full time opportunities

About Monash Newborn

Across 3 sites of Monash Health, Monash Newborn provides neonatal services to support over 9,000 births a year and is responsible for the provision of neonatal services for Monash Health within the Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton, Dandenong and Casey campuses, functioning together as a single integrated service with a hierarchy of complexity. About 4,500 babies are born each year at Clayton to a selected high-risk maternity population, while lower risk mothers are managed at Dandenong and Casey Hospitals, which have about 2,500 births at each site each year respectively.

The neonatal nursery in Monash Children’s Hospital has a combined neonatal intensive care and special care capacity of 64 cots. Supported by a comprehensive range of paediatric specialty services at Monash Children’s, the neonatal service is able to provide the full range of medical and surgical care of the newborn with the exception only of ECMO and cardiac surgery.

Monash Newborn’s neonatal nurseries on the Dandenong and Casey campuses currently have a total of 6 beds and 20 beds respectively. The nursery at Casey has the capacity to increase in capability from a level 4 neonatal service to a level 5. Dandenong Special Care nursery is a level 3 neonatal service.

About the Role

Under the direct supervision of the Consultant, the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NPP) is required to provide clinical care for infants under the care of Monash Newborn, delivering the highest standard of care to infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Special Care Nursery (SCN) and postnatal wards across the 3 sites.

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner role is pivotal within Monash Newborn to support standardisation of practice across the medical and nursing teams, contribution to research and quality improvement and provide neonatal expertise.

  • Patient assessment and care co-ordination and support
  • Gain experience in medical and surgical neonatal care, build clinical decision making skills, and provide leadership, teaching and support to the Nursing and Medical team.
  • NNP will work on a rotating roster that provides experience in the NICU, SCN, Postnatal Wards and Outpatient areas.
  • Role modelling and staff engagement through ongoing communication within the team

About you

We currently have an opportunity for a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, endorsed or candidate to join our team at Monash Newborn. 

With your passion towards neonates and your caring and engaging manner, you will play a pivotal role in Patient and family centred care.  Using your excellent communication skills, you will work closely with a varied team of Health professionals across Monash Health with the sole purpose of delivering exceptional critical care at all times. 

You have:

  • Outstanding communication, stakeholder engagement and problem resolution skills
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively consult to deliver outcomes
  • Flexibility to work across a 24/7 roster
  • Ideally leadership and management experience in the area of Neonatal Nursing
  • Proactive in supporting colleagues at all levels as well as mentoring others

What you need


  • Endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and
  • Completion of Masters of Nurse Practitioner qualification or relevant equivalent which includes an approved Therapeutic Medication Module
  • Demonstrated experience as a NNP,
  • Australian working rights


  • A minimum of 5 years’ clinical experience working in a neonatal unit
  • A post graduate certificate (or equivalent) in neonatal nursing
  • A commitment to undertake the Masters of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) in February 2020
  • Australia working rights

What we offer

  • Work within a supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Avenues to further develop your Leadership and Management skills as a NNP/candidate
  • Lead by example across a full multidisciplinary team
  • A training program and pathway to support endorsement

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 

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Contact Person
Lucy Johnston Recruitment Specialist 0436626130
Jacqueline Taylor Director Clinical Operations - Monash newborn 0429 510 747 jacquie.taylor@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 30/09/2019
Position Documents
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner PD Attachment NNP PD Attachment July 2019 (2).pdf
Neonatal nurse Practitioner Position Description Neonatal Nurse Practitioner July 2019.pdf
NP Candidacy Position Description Attachment NNP PD candidate Attachment July 2019 (2).pdf
NP Candidacy Position Description Candidate Nurse Practitioner July 2019.pdf
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