The RMH ICU has a diverse range of educational opportunities for nurses wanting to expand their skills and knowledge in a challenging yet rewarding environment. 

ICU staff talk about what it's like working in the RMH ICU


Our state-of-the art 42 bed capacity ICU cares for patients with: 

  • Major traumatic injuries 
  • Haematological emergencies 
  • Obstetric emergencies 
  • Cardiothoracic surgery 
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Respiratory failure 
  • Kidney failure 
  • Sepsis and multi organ failure 
  • Infectious diseases

The RMH ICU has a diverse range educational opportunities for nurses wanting to expand their skills and knowledge in a challenging yet rewarding environment. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional educational support to ensure staff feel supported, and develop the necessary skills and knowledge as they transition into Intensive Care Nursing. 

Within the ICU, we pride ourselves on building teams ‘The Melbourne Way’ – we put people first, lead with kindness and achieve excellence together.

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Education programs


We pride ourselves on our inclusive and diverse workforce of Critical Care Registered Nurses and provide a smooth recruitment and on-boarding process in conjunction with our People and Culture and Immigration teams where required,  including: 

  • Support with your Australian visa options 
  • A comprehensive relocation package to support your move to Melbourne, Victoria 
  • Assistance with AHPRA registrations for International Nurses 
  • Regular communication and updates throughout the recruitment process 
  • Flexible commencement dates
  • A variety of formal and informal programs to suit your individual needs. 


At the RMH ICU, staff wellbeing and work/life balance is paramount and we aim to ensure flexibility to suit your lifestyle with the following: 

  • Rotating roster of 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts  
  • Option of individualised self-rostering 
  • Paid professional development leave and study leave for ongoing educational opportunities 
  • Flexible working arrangements for staff returning from parental leave  
  • Access to online platform for ease of shift swaps 
  • Email and SMS supplementary roster options 

Find out more about nursing careers at the RMH.

Two ICU nurses

Looking for a career at the RMH?

Find out more about current vacancies on the Royal Melbourne Hospital online recruitment system.

Last updated 01 December 2022