Registered Nurse - Neonatal Nursery

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1761308
Closing Date: 10-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - RN Neonatal Unit.pdf (PDF, 148KB)

Contact: Lisa Pickford 5564 4340
5564 4340 or email

Position Details

About the role

Opportunities are available in our Neonatal Unit at the Warrnambool campus of Southwest Healthcare. We invite you to join our friendly, cohesive and supportive team.

Southwest Healthcare provides a Level 3 Newborn Service, with an 8 bed capacity. We pride ourselves in providing excellent family centred care to babies from 34 weeks gestation.

Four of our beds have the capability for a parent to room in with their baby, encouraging parenting, breastfeeding, education and bonding.

Our Neonatal Unit is located within our Level 4 Maternity Unit. With admissions from birth suite, our postnatal unit and transfers from other facilities, including step down care from tertiary units, our focus is both on emergency care and on-going care of premature neonates.

All new staff will be orientated and supported by our experienced Neonatal Unit team, clinical educator and clinical support midwife to gain skills and competence to deal with both the emergency and routine admissions to the unit. 

This position is permanent part time (up to 64 hours per fortnight).

What you bring

You are enthusiastic, passionate and love learning. You possess:

-          Current, condition free registration with APHRA as a Registered Nurse.

-          A strong commitment to the provision of high quality family-centred care.

-          The ability to work as part of a diverse team.

-          Highly developed interpersonal skills.

-          Excellent communication and organisational skills.

-          Recent experience caring for sick and/or premature neonates.

-          Post graduate qualifications will be highly regarded.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions.
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities.
  • Ongoing clinical supervision.
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs.
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values: Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 10 December 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024with the appropriate classification of Registered Nurse Grade 2 $69,253.60 - $95378.40 per annum pro rata.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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