Jonathan Magill

Clinical Senior Lecturer


Jonathan’s work with the University of Sydney, in his honorary appointment as Clinical Senior Lecturer has afforded him the opportunity to blend all aspects of his clinical and professional skills together. He has been actively involved with the curriculum review of the Emergency Nursing graduate program along with consultation on the new Nurse Practitioner curriculum, due to commence soon. In 2009 he also contributed to the delivery of the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care.

Jonathan has worked for over 20 years in the area of health, in a variety of roles both in the UK and Australia. Initially in the UK, he specialised in a paediatric, then a mixed Emergency Department, before becoming involved in Royal College of Nursing membership activities, chairing the RCN Children in Accident and Emergency special interest group for two years. In 2000 Jonathan was involved in setting up two of 36 National Health Service (NHS) nurse-led walk-in centres in North Manchester. As a lecturer/practitioner at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, Jonathan was responsible for the postgraduate degree programs in emergency nursing and emergency nurse practitioner courses, including the development of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner service at St Mary’s. During this time he also worked on the implementation of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing concept with the RCN, facilitating staff through the accreditation process.

While working as Transitional Nurse Practitioner at Bankstown Hospital ED, Jonathan decided to move to the role of Clinical Nurse Consultant, initially for Emergency Services at the Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick, and then for Emergency at St George Hospital. He has recently embraced a new challenge, with a strategic focus on learning and development, as the Nurse Manager for the Nursing Education and Research Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Jonathan is an EMERGO assistant instructor, and is currently the NSW President the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, having handed over the Professional Standards portfolio after the successful publication of the second edition of the Practice Standards for the Specialist Emergency Nurse along with position statements on Education, Triage and Mechanical Ventilation in EDs. He sat on Standards Australia work for the Mass Casualty Triage Tag and Planning for Emergencies working parties. In his new position as National Education Chair he is involved in the education and rollout of the Emergency Triage Education Kit (ETEK) and the Trauma Nursing Program (TNP) – a collaborative with the Australian College of critical care Nurses (ACCCN). They are also working towards implementing a national credentialling program for specialist emergency nurses.