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Neonatal Retrieval Nurse

Date: 14-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.


Neonatal Retrieval Nurses - 3 positions available!


1 x part time, ongoing (60 hours per fortnight)

1 x part time, fixed term until 3/12/23 – parental leave replacement (50 hours per fortnight)

1 x part time, fixed term until 21/8/24– parental leave replacement (60 hours per fortnight)


About the Role


The role of Retrieval Nurse is to participate in patient retrievals by road, fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft  throughout Victoria and occasionally interstate or overseas, ensuring that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with RCH and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) practice, by providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice to facilitate optimal health outcomes. Additionally, the Retrieval Nurse will participate in the coordination of Perinatal, Neonatal and Paediatric referrals and retrievals ensuring transport of all patients are completed in an organised, safe and timely fashion, the Retrieval nurse would also participate in the return (back) transportation of convalescent neonates when required.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated skills in planning and coordinating care delivery
  • Proven ability and skills to build collaborative relationships and work effectively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with a wide range of staff and in particular with medical staff and management
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated good time management and self-direction
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible to changing priorities and environment.
  • Have a flexible approach to a changing virtual and physical environment.
  • Current Australian Driver’s License.
  • Ability to participate in aircraft retrievals
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite of products or equivalent.


To view the Position Description, please click here.


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 05 April 2023