Community and Oral Health helps people to improve their wellbeing and independence by providing care close to their home.
We are part of Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), the largest and most diverse health service in Queensland. We represent one of Australia’s most dynamic nursing workforces, employing more than 3,200 nurses and midwives in clinical, management, education and research roles.
Our team is made up of incredibly brilliant and compassionate nurses. Our vision, mission and values always puts patients first.
Whether starting your nursing career, looking to make a difference or seeking an exciting new challenge, we offer something for everyone.
Services within Community and Oral Health include:
- rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient)
- transitional care residential and community programs
- interim care for patients who are transitioning from acute hospital care to residential aged care
- Home Hospital services—community-based services that allow patients to be discharged from hospital and provide care such as intravenous therapy, wound care and assistance with activities of daily living in their home or a local community health centre
- palliative care
- chronic disease management
- diabetes services
- acquired brain injury rehabilitation and community pathways
- disability long-term care
- residential aged-care services.
- Queensland Health award based salary
- Generous superannuation and salary packaging
- Formal orientation to Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Community and Oral Health and unit level induction
- Preceptorship to assist with your transition to a new team and work environment
- Professional development and diverse career opportunities
- Transition support programs in all clinical areas
- Opportunities to transfer between clinical specialties
- Access to discounted membership and courses through the Australian College of Nursing
Read the full list of benefits of working for MNHHS.
We offer diverse career pathways and professional development opportunities to support our nursing workforce on their journey of lifelong learning.
Our research programs support excellence in healthcare delivery and empower our nurses to be the drivers of change and innovation.
- Continuing Professional Development Programs
- Transition Support Programs across a variety of clinical specialties
- Graduate support and mentoring
- Support for post-graduate studies
- Opportunities to participate in research
Metro North Hospital and Health Service is dedicated to the development of the future nursing professional workforce. The Nursing and Midwifery Professional Stream maintains partnerships with more than 14 state and national universities and 3 TAFE providers. Additionally, we have established a strong collaborative network with the Australian Defence Force.
Requirements to practice
Registered nurses and enrolled nurses must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to practice in Australia. Nurses seeking information in relation to a break in practice or international qualifications should contact NMBA directly for information related to registration.
- Mandatory vaccinations
- Criminal history check
- Professional registration check
Find out more about pre-employment requirements.
Jobs that are advertised are generally positions above the base grade or those requiring skilled nurses with a specific level of experience or education. Advertised positions can be viewed on Smart Jobs.
Not all vacant nursing positions are advertised. Community and Oral Health invites nurses to apply for base grade positions (registered nurse, enrolled nurse and assistant in nursing) at any time by emailing COH-Nursing_Workforce@health.qld.gov.au.
Graduate registered nurses
Metro North Hospital and Health Service offers a comprehensive graduate program for qualified registered nursing and midwifery graduates.
We have prepared a list of frequently asked questions about applying for a job with the Community and Oral Health nursing team.