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Clinical Nurse Consultant - Clinical Products Advisor

Date: 25-May-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.


About the Role:


This is a Fixed Term Full Time Parental Leave Cover position for 12 months in the Procurement & Supply department. We are seeking experienced Clinical Nurse Consultant for the role of a Clinical Product Advisor (CPA) to be the clinical interface between the Procurement team and clinical stakeholders, with a key focus on enhancing and developing relationships and mutual understanding, whilst ensuring clinical suitability and legislative compliance.


The Procurement team at RCH is transforming and this exciting roles will complement a team of talented procurement professionals as we seek to deliver enhanced value to the business.


What you'll achieve: 

  • Facilitating, managing and advising on the introduction of new and existing products, including evaluations with a view to improve clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness 
  • Work with the Purchasing Category Managers to undertake product range reviews across clinical categories and subcategories to achieve better clinical and commercial outcomes and ensure the variety of products and services within the organisation effectively meet patient needs, taking into consideration whole life costs
  • Analyse trens of suppliers with repeated issues and faults 
  • Act as a key point of contact for external sales representatives from Health Care companies and manage the effective liasison with clinical staff



Your skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated clinical experience coupled with sound clinical product knowledge of medical and surgical consumables.
  • Demonstrated proficient interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others with diplomacy, professionalism, and discretion, building mutually beneficial and positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficient organisational skills with a heavy focus on delegation and effective workload management, ensuring concurrent tasks and key deliverables are met.
  • A proven track record in innovation including the identification and implementation of solutions to fix the root cause of issues and key business challenges, with an emphasis on being a catalyst for change and best practice.
  • Demonstrated strategic mind-set focusing on being proactive and resolving key business challenges, with the demonstrated ability to avoid being consumed by tactical and administrative issues.


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


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!


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 08 June 2023