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Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Operating Theatres

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:


The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.


  • Work for Australia's leading Children's Hospital
  • Senior leadership opportunity
  • Friendly and supportive team environment


About the Role:


This Permanent Full Time Associate Nurse Unit Manager position within the operating theatres will ensure delegated responsibility from the Nurse Unit Manager to provide management and leadership to staff, ensuring clinical practice is consistent with RCH expectations of Great Care and Australian Nurses and Midwifery Council standards. Whilst rotating through all shifts- AM, PM and Night duty, is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive, safe and evidence-based nursing practice to facilitate optimal health outcomes for all patients.


What you’ll achieve:

  • Clinical competence: Provides and ensures clinical nursing is delivered competently with the goal for excellence in nursing care.

  • Zero harm, patient safety: Acts to ensure; zero harm and safety for all patients, and promotes the rights of the child.

  • People management: Conducts and maintains a professional safe team culture.

  • Standards: Practices in accordance with legislation affecting nursing practice.

  • Staff development: Maintains an environment that enables continuing professional development for self and nursing staff.


Classification for this position with range from YW11 to YW12 with a base salary $106,834.00 to $110,432.40 per annum, plus superannuation


Your skills and experience:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) administered though the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA).
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, as evidenced in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP). 
  • Recent experience in the periop speciality area of nursing.
  • Recent scrub/scout Paediatric experience.
  • Post Graduate qualification in the area of practice is desirable.


If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.


About Operating Theatres:

Our 14 theatres care for over 16,000 patients per year across many surgical specialties.


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Parkville location and close to public transport


Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check


Application process:

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description


Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!


For more information about this position please contact Laura O'Connor, Nurse Unit Manager Operating Theatres 0423 758 730 


Why work at the RCH?


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 30 March 2023