Nursing jobs

Children’s Health Queensland is seeking nurses from both paediatric and non-paediatric backgrounds. There are opportunities for permanent, temporary, part-time, full-time and casual positions.


To be eligible for employment as a nurse you must first obtain registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). For information on the registration requirements, policy and process please see the AHPRA website. The site also has specific information for overseas nurses wishing to register in Queensland.

Children’s Health Queensland will sponsor eligible overseas nurses for temporary work visas in areas of need via the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The department can provide information on the required process.

Reward and Recognition

Children’s Health Queensland is an organisation that understands the importance of recognising and rewarding employees who contribute to the workplace and to our patients. Children’s Health Queensland has a number of different programs in place to celebrate our employees and nurture their professional development. These include:

Children’s Health Queensland uses the Queensland Health Building Blocks for Lifelong Learning. The framework for nurses and midwives in Queensland supports the development of nurses from orientation and transition through to advanced clinical, leadership, management, education and research knowledge and skills.

The underlying premise for the nursing education model is one of facilitation of learning and development of practice. To achieve this nurse educators are trained in facilitation, accelerated learning principles and the promotion of an active learning environment.

Clinical, professional and organisational learning occurs throughout a nurse’s career. These spheres offer a structure to comprehensively identify, anticipate and address the practice development needs of nursing staff.

The model identifies each nurse’s responsibilities related to education and training as outlined within each job / role description. It is intended to guide effectiveness in the preceptorship, mentorship and clinical facilitation support processes which enable development of practice.

Opportunities for the development of clinical skills are available through:

  • Speciality Workshops
  • Mock Medical Emergencies
  • Paediatric Life Support (PLS) – APLS Aust and NZ
  • Training Line Opportunities
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service Education and Training
All permanent enrolled nurses and registered nurses (Nurse Grade 3 and above) are entitled to three days (24 hours) per annum (pro rata for part-time) paid professional development leave, cumulative for two years. The leave is paid at single time. The full annual entitlement to leave is available from 1 January each year (or anniversary date if appointed after 1 January 2007).
Queensland Health offers financial and leave assistance under the Study and Research Assistance Scheme (SARAS) to assist employees who are pursuing courses of study and research projects. More information can be found SARAS G10.
Children’s Health Queensland’s annual Excellence Awards recognises the individuals and teams in our workforce who have demonstrated excellence in the care of children, young people and their families. Awards are presented for achievements and excellence across a range of categories, including service, safety and quality, research and education, and innovation.

Nursing jobs at Queensland Children’s Hospital

We are always happy to discuss opportunities with potential candidates so please feel free to contact us with any questions about roles or your own nursing career. For international callers, please note that there is a time difference. If you are calling out of office hours, please leave a message or feel free to email.

t: 07 3068 3397 or International +61 7 3068 3397

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Further information links

Current jobs

Nursing graduates

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency