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Procedural Pain Clinician

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.  

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 RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. 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.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. 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.

Further information about RCH is available at

Procedural Pain Clinician

The Role:
An exciting opportunity exists for a suitable candidate to join the Comfort First team in the Children Cancer Centre (CCC) at The Royal Children's Hospital. The purpose of this position is to provide direct clinical care in the area of procedural preparation and pain management to infants, children and adolescents receiving inpatient and outpatient cancer treatments. The successful candidate will work within a dynamic, multidisciplinary team. This role is suitable to candidates with a background in Child Life Therapy or Early Childhood/Primary Education, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology. The position is being offered as an ongoing role at a Grade 2 or Grade 3 level.  

If you think you possess the right skills and experience, we encourage you to apply on our website now!


To be successful in this role you will have:
•    Professional Degree in relevant discipline (Child Life, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology)
•    Eligibility for Membership with a relevant Professional Body
•    Current Registration with AHPRA (where professionally relevant)
•    Thorough understanding of childhood development between the ages of 0-18 years
•    Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
•    Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
•    Previous experience working in a hospital environment or with vulnerable children and families is desirable.


For Child Life Therapist applicants only:
•    Recognised tertiary qualifications in Early Childhood Education or Primary Education or current Child Life Specialist certification.
•    Current VIT registration (registered teacher or early childhood teacher) or ACLP certification.


Contact Maria McCarthy for further information  9345 6866 


To view the job description for Grade 2 please click here

To view the job description for Grade 3 please click here

Why work at the RCH?

RCH is committed to 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.

All applicants please be aware that it is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, employment. Further, some RCH positions require the Annual Influenza Vaccination under Direction from the Secretary, Department of Health (Directions).  If your position is identified as Risk Category A or B you are required to have the annual Influenza Vaccination unless you have a medical exception in line with the Directions.  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.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 14 July 2022