Overseas Nurses

Midwives and registered nurses – do you want to work in regional Queensland in Australia?

St Vincent's Private Hospital Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia has positions available for experienced Midwives and Nurses interested in working a large regional Queensland private hospital.

St Vincent’s invites Midwives and registered nurses interested in working in Toowoomba to email a cover letter and their resume to svpht.hr@svha.org.au

Representatives from the hospital will be visiting Dublin from 27 – 29 May to meet and discuss the opportunities available. 

Opportunities for nurses

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba has opportunities for experienced midwives and registered nurses who are looking to relocate to Australia and able to work full time for a period of 4 years to work in Australia. Current opportunities exist for:

  • Midwives with a minimum of two years experience and proficient birthing suite experience
  • Are an excellent communicator, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise in a busy environment of competing demands
  • Are able to gain dual Registered Nurse/Midwife registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)

St Vincent’s staff enjoy a competitive rate of pay, tax saving salary packaging benefits and a pleasant working environment.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check prior to being appointed to their role.

About St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba is part of St Vincent's Health Australia (SVHA), the largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider in Australia.

The Hospital is a 191 bed private, acute care medical, surgical and maternity hospital located in Toowoomba, a large regional Queensland city in Australia.

SVPHT features premier, modern patient accommodation (the majority is for single occupancy), recently completed state-of-the-art operating theatres, a six bed Intensive Care Unit, a day procedure and endoscopic unit – all fully equipped with the most advanced technologies.

The hospital also provides the only private obstetrics and paediatric services in the area. Its spacious maternity unit includes a 28 bed ward, four birthing suites and an eight cot special care nursery. The Paediatrics ward has 12 beds including a dedicated area for adolescent patients.

Other wards within the hospital include rehabilitation, medical, orthopaedics with close observation unit, surgical, cardiac medical and intensive care.

All services are supported by an onsite, 24hr after-hours emergency service. Extensive diagnostic imaging, pathology, pharmacy and allied health services are also available onsite. 

Employment opportunities exist for experienced midwives and nurses. To express interest please please email your CV to HR@SVHA.com or visit www.svpht.org.au/jobs

About Toowoomba

Toowoomba is a large regional city located 125 km (78 miles) west of Queensland's capital city, Brisbane (by road) with a population of 165,168. Toowoomba stretches along the edge of the Great Dividing Range 700 metres above sea level. The city is known as the garden city of Queensland and is renowned for its natural beauty, world-class gardens and parks and expansive views into the Lockyer valley to the east and across the Darling Downs to the west.

Toowoomba experiences a mild and pleasant climate for most of the year.

Toowoomba offers a great lifestyle for families. The city is a major education centre offering a university and a number of excellent private schools. Real estate values are significantly lower than in other major centres.

Working in Australia

To work as a nurse or midwife in Australia, you need to apply for and be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

You will also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Australian Immigration Department).

These two application processes are entirely separate and success in one does not automatically guarantee success in the other. The NMBA process can take some time so we recommend commencing the application process as soon as possible.

Gaining Australian Nursing Registration

The most important step before seeking to work as a nurse in Australia is to gain your dual Registered Nurse/Midwife registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). This process can take some time, so we recommend commencing the application process as soon as possible. Visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board’s website (hyperlink to http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/International.aspx) for details on how to apply for registration.

Once your nursing registration is finalised, you can make an application to work for St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba. Hospital staff enjoy a competitive rate of pay, tax saving salary packaging benefits and a pleasant working environment.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check prior to being appointed to their role.

Migration Assistance

To work in Australia midwives and nurses need a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa and be sponsored by an approved business. This visa allows you to:

  • work in Australia for a defined period of time
  • bring members of your family unit to work or study in Australia
  • travel in and out of Australia as often as you want.

You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your application.

You must have a valid passport or other travel document for this visa. If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance is available for successful candidates. Visa sponsorship is subject to Australian visa requirements. 

Applying for a role

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to svpht.hr@svha.org.au


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