Position Details

Reference Number 54695
Position Title Critical Care Registered Nurse Opportunities - Victorian Heart Hospital
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing, Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Victorian Heart Hospital
Location Victorian Heart Hospital, Various Facilities
Position Summary
  • Be part of a passionate team providing faster access to cardiac critical care and highly skilled staff
  • Roles available in Acute Cardiac Care, Cath Lab, Emergency and Intensive Care
  • Full or Part Time Ongoing positions

Australia’s first Heart Hospital is opening soon! Join us at Australia’s only dedicated, purpose-built heart hospital.

Our journey

The Victorian Heart Hospital will be Australia’s first dedicated heart hospital and is nearing its final stages of construction. It will include a full range of ambulatory and inpatient cardiac care, including cardiac theatres, cardiac catheterisation laboratories and ambulatory services such as cardiac CT, Cardiac MR, echocardiography and specialist consultation. It will also feature a unique, patient centred model of care.  The Victorian Heart Hospital will also play a key role in advancing research and teaching and will be home to the Victorian Heart Institute, a brand new, health and medical research organisation at Monash University. 

As a Monash Health hospital, the Victorian Heart Hospital will also be uniquely positioned to provide tailored cardiovascular care for all Victorians, and specialised life-saving procedures for our community. Upon completion, Australia’s first cardiac hospital will deliver a new Monash Health standard in model of care and patient care experience.

By joining Monash Health’s cardiac team now, you will be part of the team that transitions into the brand-new facility after its completion. You’ll be welcomed into a positive and supportive environment, passionate about delivering cardiac care to a diverse and growing local community.

Grow your Critical Care Nursing Career

We are excited to invite suitably qualified Critical Care Registered Nurses (CCRN's) to become a valuable part of our critical care teams. Yours is a pivotal front-line role providing cardiac care within a dynamic fast paced setting.  You are committed to providing evidence based, patient and family centred care and you are motivated to seek all opportunities to further upskill and master your critical care cardiac expertise.  No two days will be the same and you’ll be part of a passionate team at Australia’s only dedicated heart hospital, providing faster access to cardiac critical care and highly skilled staff when they need it most.  These are exceptional roles currently available in the following cardiac services: -

  • Acute Cardiac Care - embracing a new model of cardiac inpatient care our critical care nurses will care for a full range of acute, complex tertiary, quaternary cardiac patients for their entire length of stay. You will be an integral member of the team committed to providing excellent cardiac care in a state-of-the-art cardiovascular service. In this role you will have prior experience within an acute cardiac care setting whilst providing excellence in patient centred care
  • Cath Lab – a pioneer in many advanced cardiac catheterisation laboratory procedures and first in man trials to improve patient outcomes, our heart hospital is set to further cement our vision of “exceptional care, outstanding outcomes”. You will work within a dynamic and supportive multidisciplinary team and proactively contribute to our vision. In this role, you will bring scrub/scout/recovery experience, complex and/or basic interventional and/or cardiac rhythm management cardiology procedural skills. A strong interest and/or experience in structural heart intervention is desired with the commissioning of Australian’s newest hybrid Catheterisation Laboratories.
  • Emergency – the first dedicated cardiac emergency service in Australia with state of the art 22 bed capacity. You will have the opportunity to be an integral member of the part of a newly built cardiac emergency service that will deliver expert time critical patient centred emergency care with access to cardiac care specialists.  In this role, you will bring previous emergency/critical and/or acute care clinical skills coupled with evidence-based emergency care
  • ICU – a 16 bed Cardiothoracic care and a nurse lead ECMO service providing excellence in care to complex cardiac patients. You will work in a newly developed cardiac team of critical care nurses.  In this role you will bring a critical care certificate and you will have access to undertake an ECMO course to gain competency

As a cardiac CCRN you will bring: -

  • Postgraduate Certificate or higher in Critical Care Nursing (Emergency, Intensive Care, Coronary Care or Interventional Cardiology) required or working towards
  • Current clinical critical care experience in acute coronary, emergency, Cath Lab or intensive care
  • Acute, Emergency and ICU – availability to work across a 24/7 rotating roster
  • Cath Lab – an advanced life support certificate, a current Australian driver’s license, and ability to travel to the hospital in 30 minutes when participating in the 24/7 emergency service, highly desired
  • Current AHPRA registration and eligibility to work in Australia
  • Superior communication and organisational required with leadership qualities highly sought

These are ongoing positions with availability to work full or part time. 

When applying clearly highlight in your cover letter and selection criteria, your above preferred cardiac service.

In return

Monash Health is a connected team with strong shared values and an unwavering commitment to excellence in patient centred care. We are also a highly skilled, collaborative, and welcoming multidisciplinary team where the only limit in your nursing cardiac career is you.

Monash Heath is a great place to work where you will thrive with: -

  • a cardiac team committed to making a difference to the health of Victorians
  • continual upskilling of clinical skills to further develop your clinical pathway
  • access to education support within our tertiary hospital
  • leadership team fostering high performing talent and career progression
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • travel clinic and Employee Imaging Service
  • Employee Assistance Program available to employees and their families; and
  • Private health insurance at discounted rates
  • Victoria’s largest public health service in Victoria, employing more than 22,000 people

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.

For more details about the role plus how to apply, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.

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Selection Criteria Please clearly outline which Critical Care Registered Nurse position you are applying to: ED / ICU / Acute Cardiac Care / Cath Lab

Do you have Postgraduate Certificate or higher in Critical Care Nursing (Emergency, Intensive Care, Coronary Care or Interventional Cardiology)?

Do you have current clinical critical care experience in: Acute coronary Emergency Cath Lab Intensive care?

For CATH LAB CCRN role - do you have the ability be on site at Monash Medical Centre in under 30mins for on call services? Not applicable for ACC/ED/ICU so please answer No

For CATH LAB CCRN role - are you able to work Saturdays as roster operational needs require? Not applicable for ACC/ED/ICU role, please select No.

For CATH LAB CCRN role - do you have the ability and flexibility to participate in and perform services during over-time and emergency recall? Not applicable for ED/ICU/ACC CCRN roles please answer No

For ACUTE CARDIAC CARE/ED/ICU CCRN roles, are you able to work across a 24/7 rotating roster? Not applicable for CATH LAB role - please answer No
Contact Person
Susie Lambrianidis Recruitment Specialist Lead Victorian Heart Hospital 0481 916 020
Advertising Closing 19/08/2022
Position Documents
Application Guidelines RN ED MMC Application Guide 11 June 2022.pdf
Registered Nurse PD RN Grade 2 PD Jan 2022.pdf
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