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Associate Nurse Manager – PICU

Monash Health
Fixed Term Part Time

May 25 2022

  • A great nursing leadership opportunity within a high performing team
  • Exceptional work culture within an inclusive team
  • Fun, friendly and collaborative environment

About PICU at Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH), Clayton

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 22,000 people across a range of specialities. MCH is part of Monash Health and is one of Australia’s leading providers of integrated children’s health services, with more than 30 specialist services and programs.

Our PICU is a state of the art 10-bed unit with a complex patient mix and provides 24/7 care for critically ill children from babies to adolescents. MCH PICU is one of two tertiary paediatric intensive care referral units in Victoria and is accredited by the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. Our PICU admits over 700 children a year with a broad range of general and subspecialty paediatric presentations as well as surgical conditions.

PICU is led by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic team of medical, nursing, administration and support service staff and committed allied health professionals. We believe in supporting each other, in being kind and in providing the very best care to the children and families in our unit.


About The Role                                                                      

The Associate Nurse Manager (ANM) is a clinical leadership role with a clear focus on effective organisational and outstanding communications skills, working within an interdisciplinary acute paediatric setting.

This is a part-time fixed term (48.00 hours per fortnight working 12-hour shifts) position working across a 24/7 environment providing leadership, clinical and mentoring support to the nursing and multidisciplinary team. With the opporutnity for ongoign employement and continue in backfilling the ANM role in the future


About You

You have been growing your ICU leadership skills or you are an accomplished ANM; either way, you are ready to take the next step in your career. You lead by example, thrive working in dynamic environments and are truly dedicated to delivering a high standard of evidence-based nursing care to all of our crtiically unwell paediatric patients.  You are ready to be part of our state-of-the art PICU and team and have a genuine interest in mentoring and making a difference in the lives of your team, young patients and their families.

You are an experienced intensive care nurse seeking to expand your leadership skills or an accomplished ANM looking for a new opportunity within Paediatric ICU.  Either way, you are also:


  • skilled in critical care settings in either PICU, AICU, NICU and/or ED currently working in critical care environments and prepared to commit to the leadership team in PICU
  • committed to a leadership & mentoring role
  • lead by example and practice to the top of your scope
  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care
  • flexible to work across a 24/7 rotating roster (12-hour shifts)
  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively to deliver family centred care
  • an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

What You Need:

  • proven nursing experience currently working in PICU or post graduate qualifications in critical care nursing (paediatrics preferred)
  • demonstrated experience following completion of post graduate qualifications in a critical care setting, ideally in Paediatrics
  • demonstrated leadership skills & experience
  • the passion expectation and self-direction to take on a portfolio(s) contributing to ward quality improvements and National Standards
  • working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations
  • current AHPRA registration

What We Offer:

  • access to Monash Health learning portals & in-house education to further acute clinical skills & expand your knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills
  • mentorship & career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • a supportive learning environment.

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

How To Apply

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.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – 

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

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

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

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