Intensive care unit (ICU)

The ICU Adult TSP is a six month introduction to ICU for nurses wishing to enter the ICU environment.

The program is offered twice a year commencing in February and August. The course is run in conjunction with the Clayton and Dandenong sites.

NOTE:To be eligible to participate in the program, it is a requirement that you must apply for a position of employment within ICU at Clayton or Dandenong. Recent experience in high acuity nursing is strongly recommended.

Course Structure

  • You will be supported through a period of orientation and supernumerary time on commencing work in ICU.
  • Clinical preceptors are allocated to each participant
  • 40 hours of paid study days with expectation of 100% attendance
  • Assessments includes an exam, an oral presentation and clinical competencies

Content covered in the TSP includes:

  • Complex Health Assessment
  • Invasive and Non-Invasive ventilation
  • Haemodynamic Monitoring
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Care of the Neurosurgical patient

Advanced Standing

On completion of the ICU Adult TSP programme you will be eligible to apply for 1 credit point towards the Post Graduate Diploma (Elective Subjects) in Nursing Practice (ICU) at Deakin University.

Intensive Care Unit: Monash Medical Centre

The ICU at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton is a 26 bed combined adult and paediatric unit. Specialised services include cardiothoracic’s, renal, neuroscience’s, obstetrics, surgical and general adult and paediatrics

Intensive Care Unit: Dandenong Hospital

Dandenong Hospital ICU is 14 bed unit designed to accommodate the highly technical and care specific needs of critically ill and high dependency patients. A significant proportion of patients arrive from the emergency department and post op via the operating theatre

How to apply

All job applications to be submitted to the Nurse Unit Manager via the eRecruit careers and current job vacancies which can be found at the following link:


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