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Registered Nurse - Medical Care

Date: 24-Nov-2022

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 Paediatrics 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, click here


  • Full Time / Part Time / Fixed Term and Ongoing opportunites available
  • Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital
  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and onsite parking


The Department:

Sugar Glider Ward – Medical Care

A specialist medical unit where a multidisciplinary team cares for children and infants with a diverse range of acute and chronic illnesses. The unit has four medical specialties: General Medicine, Respiratory medinie, ENT and Neuri Developmental Disability.

Within these disciplines Sugar Glider cares for a variety of clinical conditions such as Bronchiolitis, Croup, Asthma and other respiratory illnesses through to chronic conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis. We also care for children who required chest drain insertion as well as infants and children with feeding difficulties. Children who have had a tracheostomy are cared for on the unit and Sugar Glider is also home to children who require ongoing ventilatory support such as CPAP, BiPAP and full ventilation via tracheostomy. In conjunction with the department of Respiratory Medicine sleep studies are conducted on this unit.

The unit staff are friendly, supportive, take pride in their clinical skills, and are committed to family centered care that seeks to minimize the effects of hospitalization. Children whose admissions are prolonged or who have especially complex needs receive a modified primary nursing model of care led by our Nurse Coordinators.


Registered Nurses are supported and encouraged to practice autonomously and to participate in ongoing professional development. A unit education program compliments the hospital program and is developed by the Clinical Support Nurses.

Sugar Glider staff are comprised of a dedicated team of nurses. Comprehensive orientation is available for new staff on the unit with additional support available for those wishing to make the transition from adult to paediatric nursing.

Sugar Glider - Medical Care also plays an important role in the support of undergraduate student nurse placements, the  Graduate Nurse Program and students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice - Paediatric stream.


The Role:

  • Salary: $69,253.60 - $92,601.60 per annum (pro-rata)


A RCH Registered Nurse is responsible for ensuring that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with RCH and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia standards. RCH Registered Nurses facilitate and uphold family centred care practices and, are responsible for providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based care to our patients and families. You will work within your scope of practice, maintain your mandatory competencies and be accountable for your individual actions and the care you provide to our patients and families.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A minimum of one full year of acute nursing experience
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and autonomously as required
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible to changing priorities and environment
  • 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


To view the Position Description, please click here


For further information about this role please contact Justine Brown (Nurse Unit Manager) on 0435 968 836


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 1 December 2022