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The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) is seeking experienced Emergency and Intensive Care Unit Nurses

Apply now to grow your career with us!
This is your chance to join our team of specialist Emergency Department and Intensive Care Nurses, and to work in our growing community.

NALHN provides acute and community services for around 402,081 people - in fact, the northern area of Adelaide has the highest population growth area in South Australia. By 2026, approximately a quarter of the State's population will live in the north.

When you join us at NALHN you will benefit from a supportive team culture, where you will build and further develop your nursing skills. New staff will have the ability to access professional development opportunities including a new critical care training program, to support novice critical care nurses in their progression to post graduate studies.

About our health services
NALHN comprises two hospital sites - the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) is a major adult tertiary hospital that includes growing Women's and Children's Services, whilst Modbury Hospital (MOD) is a centre for elective surgery and subacute care including; rehabilitation, palliative care and older people's services; with an Emergency Department (ED), and Short Stay General Medicine Unit (SSGMU) on site.

NALHN also provides GP Plus Health Care Centres and a Super Clinic, four dedicated Aboriginal healthcare sites, and a satellite dialysis centre. Mental health services are provided across community and hospital settings in NALHN, including adult and older persons and forensic services.

The LMH is designated as a Level III - Metropolitan Trauma Service in line with the SA Trauma System Clinical Governance Framework and Trauma Model of Care to provide high quality care to medium and minor level trauma, with the capability of stabilising major trauma patients who cannot be transported directly to the Major Trauma Services.

Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at NALHN is located at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. It is a 25 bed Level 6 Intensive Care Unit in line with the SA Health Clinical Services Capability Framework. The ICU is currently funded at 14 ICU beds and provides services for elective surgery, as well as emergency admissions through both LMH and Modbury ED's.

When you join us at NALHN, you will have access to a brand-new training program, the Intensive Intensive Care Unit (I2CU) Program.

The 12 week program will assist the novice and advanced beginner nurse to develop appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to deliver foundational and essential care in the management, assessment and treatment of high acuity patients within NALHN.

The program will encompass:
  • Critical Care Roles and Responsibilities
  • Critical Care Routine
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Standards of Care
  • Documentation
  • Medication Management
  • Arterial Line and Central Venous Catheter (CVC) management
  • Nasal Hi-flow and Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) etc.
Emergency Department
The Emergency Department at Lyell McEwin Hospital provides complex specialist emergency services, including Resuscitation and Emergency assessment and stabilising treatment to over 70,000 adult and paediatric patients per year. Both Modbury and Lyell McEwin ED's are currently in the design stages of major refurbishment and expansion.

The Emergency Department has the ability to admit to its own dedicated Emergency Extended Care Unit (EECU) as well as refer to other services across Adelaide Metropolitan Local Health Networks as per their Clinical Service Capability Framework for the State.

We offer participation in a 12 week exchange with our paediatric ward to develop skills and confidence in caring for our Paediatric patients as they make up a significant proportion of presentations to the ED.

Modbury Hospital provides a 24-hour Emergency Department providing general emergency care (no EECU yet). Patients requiring inpatient specialist services not available at the MOD site will be transferred to either LMH or an alternative LHN.

Modbury Hospital is a non-trauma centre - designated as a Level IV - Metropolitan Health Care Service in line with the SA Trauma System Clinical Governance Framework and Trauma Model of Care. Patients presenting to MPH with traumatic injuries that require inpatient care will be transferred to the service that can provide the definitive care - either at LMH or at the appropriate Major Trauma Service.


I can really focus my skills on critical situations when my clients need me the most.

Supported by my talent, knowledge and team, I can do what it takes to give my clients the results they deserve.

At SA Health, I can use better models of care, cutting-edge technology and energetic staff to become the best nurse possible.

Talk to us about employment opportunities:

Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse, Intensive Care Unit
Georgina Wilson
Nurse Manager
Critical Care: ICU, H@H & OPD
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
Lyell McEwin Hospital
08 8282 9891     0414 520 250

Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse, Emergency Department
Rachel Tonkin

Nurse Manager
Emergency Department
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
Lyewll McEwin Hospital & Modbury Hospital
0455 095 842   0429 697 620

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