Operating Theatre Technician

Date: 15 Sep 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

As an Operating Theatre Technician at The Royal Children's Hospital operating suite you will be considered a valued member of our professional health care team. You will provide important support for our patient’s, families and guardians under the direction of nursing, anesthetic and surgical staff. We deliver great patient care within the operating theatre suite including such examples as setting up the theatre environment, transporting patients and equipment, patient positioning, cleaning and maintaining theatre equipment and environment.



What you'll achieve


  • You will ensure that all aspects of OH&S and infection control principles are adhered to and integrated into all work practices
  • You will contribute to an environment of multidisciplinary teamwork, maintaining a flexible approach to working in all specialised areas of the RCH operating suite
  • You will test, use and maintain equipment and technology that is required for surgery, and which falls within the technician’s responsibility
  • You will prepare and maintain the operating room environment to ensure safe and efficient operating during surgery and subsequent procedures



Your skills and experience


  • Demonstrated experience as a theatre technician
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Certificate 3 in health services assistance Operating Theatre Technician.
  • Certificate 4 in health services assistance Operating Theatre Technician (highly desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment


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



What we offer


  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Parkville location and close to public transport
  • Discounted on-site car parking



Other requirements


  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure



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 6 October 2023