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Intensive care

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Find out more about career opportunities in our ICU.

Come and work in our ICU

Nursing employment opportunities

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) employs qualified critical care nurses and/or nurses with significant experience in intensive care nursing.

If you are interested in working with us or want to learn about your options to enter a critical care nursing career, contact:

Michelle Topple
ICU Nurse Unit Manager
Phone: 03 9496 5870 

Opportunities for those without intensive care experience

Intensive care nursing postgraduate course

Postgraduate intensive care nursing students at Austin Health will undertake a Graduate Certificate of Specialty Nursing Practice - Intensive Care stream, in conjunction with our partner, Deakin University.

Students complete coursework and clinical assessments in a structured program with our dedicated education team. Our ICU is well known for its teaching and research. The unit specialises in cardiac and thoracic surgery, acute hepatic failure, liver transplantation, spinal injuries, and is a leader in acute renal failure. Our well established clinical program allows you to gain experience in all of these specialties.

Foundations in Intensive Care Nursing

Students within the ICU/HDU Foundations program will undertake a program of study days and clinical skill development over a 12-month period. This will include an introduction to care of ventilated patients and high dependency nursing care skills, nursing management of inotrope infusions and invasive monitoring. Further clinical practice development includes non-invasive ventilation and management of invasive lines.

Enquiries are welcome directly to the Intensive Care Education Team:

Alicia McIntosh
Phone: 03 9496 6973

Paula Carty
Phone: 03 9496 4832

Medical training in intensive care

Austin Health's Department of Intensive Care provides vocational training for RACP, College of Intensive Care (CICM) based trainees and is accredited as level C24 with the CICM. Anaesthesia, Medicine and Emergency Medicine trainees also rotate through the ICU.

The ICU recruits registrars twice per year, in February and August. We also offer formal rotations for ICU trainees to Anaesthesia, General Medicine and rural ICUs.

We support a number of Australian and overseas research fellows in both clinical and non-clinical roles. Opportunities exist for appropriately credentialed and visa eligible fellows to rotate through Warringal ICU and Epworth Eastern for salary support. For further enquiries, please contact

Associate Professor Stephen Warrillow
ICU Medical Director
Phone: 03 9496 5000

Professor Daryl Jones
Co Deputy Director
Phone: 03 9496 5000

Dr Jane Lewis
Co Deputy Director
Phone: 03 9496 5000