What it's like to work in PICU

Nic Gini, Nurse Unit Manager of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Starship, talks about what it's like to work as a nurse in PICU


Working with us as a PICU nurse you'll receive an outstanding induction and benefit from ongoing education opportunities. This includes a post graduate certificate with the University of Auckland and the chance to work with children requiring a variety of clinical supports including advanced ventilation support therapies and Extra Corporeal Life Support modalities. We are innovative and enjoy a fun environment that strives to provide excellence in family-centred care to children and their families. The variety of our nursing opportunities and our supportive work environment make our PICU a satisfying place to work.

Am I eligible?

Ideally you will come from the following background:

  • PICU / PHDU or

  • Adult ICU/HDU

You are expected to practice to high standards with emphasis on evidence based and quality management. The ability to critically decision make, communicate clearly and be self-aware are viewed as positive attributes which will help to ensure you are a good fit for the unit.

Apply now

If you match the above criteria and are looking for a team that believe in excellence in patient care and safety by knowledge-sharing and working with respect, transparency and good communication, in a job that will provide a high level of satisfaction, is always interesting, and offers an opportunity to grow both as a person and as a professional, then apply online via our website www.careers.adhb.govt.nz. Remember to attach your current CV and cover letter.

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children's Worker as defined by the Act.

"We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to "do your life's best work at Auckland DHB".

Visit the ADHB careers website to apply for a position today.

If you are interested in a nursing career at Starship Child Health but this job doesn't sound like you, we're also recruiting for other areas. Check out the ADHB Careers site - visit http://www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and see what we have on offer!