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Registered Nurse - Cockatoo Ward

Date: 02-Aug-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:

Further information about RCH is available at

Cockatoo - Surgical and Neuro Care

Cockatoo - Surgical and Neuro Care Ward cares for patients aged from infancy to adolescence from Victoria, Australia and internationally. The clinical staff provide comprehensive care to patients with neurological,, neurosurgical, metabolic, endocrine and complex gastroenterology and hepatology conditions.


The Role:

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with Royal Childrens Hospital and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia standards. This is done by providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice across a range of contexts, to facilitate optimal health outcomes for our patients. This is an exciting opportunity within the Cockatoo Ward (Surgical and Neuro Care), where you will use your integrated nursing health care knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care. We offer excellent professional development to enhance your nursing practive and conduct comprehensice and systematic nursinig assessments to improve the quality of our nursing care.or care provided in Cockatoo Ward.

We currently have ongoing opportunities, for part-time and full-time roles with flexible rostering options available.


Would you like to hear form our versatile nurses who are caring for our patients in Cockatoo? Have a look at our blog post -


To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • 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/Profession al practice Portfolio
  • Flexibility and availability for shifts across wards will be highly valued
  • Acute Nursing Experience
  • Demonstrated paediatric oncology experience would be required 

To view the Position Description, please click here


For further information about this role please contact Elise McDonald on 0435 968 831 or


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 4 September 2022