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Registered Nurse - Newborn Intensive Care Unit (HDU)

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Date: 22-Nov-2021

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

Employment: Part time, full time, ongoing positions

Salary:            $65,275.60 - $87,282.00 per annum (pro-rata)

Location:        Parkville – Hub of the medical precinct and leading Children’s hospital


The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.


With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.


The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au


Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

NICU at the RCH reflects excellence, providing services to critically ill babies from throughout Australia. NICU is a 36 bedded Neonatal Intensive Care and High Dependency nursery, flexing up at times of peak demand. We are a Level 6B facility that cares for approximately 850 complex medical and surgical cases each year. 


Our nursing team offer specialist care for critically unwell neonates with complex surgical and medical conditions. As a new member of our team you will work through a dedicated induction and education support process working within our high dependency setting and actively focused on further professional career development working towards undertaking the Neonatal Critical Care Postgraduate qualification to care for some of the states critically unwell newborns.

If you are focused on delivering excellence in neonatal care and serious about pursuing a rewarding career at RCH then NICU is the place for you. You will be joining a friendly, motivated and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team within an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence for neonatal care. RCH is focused on supportive flexible working arrangements within the service with a variety of internal rotation 12 hour shift patterns available and have full and part time positions available.


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 through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, as evidenced in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP)
  • Proven experience working within a neonatal care setting
  • 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


For further information about Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Butterfly Ward) at RCH, please go to the Butterfly home page www.rch.org.au/butterfly


Your online application needs to include the following 5 documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic transcript
  4. Application form and selection criteria responses


Selection Process

Our selection process will also involve a medication calculation assessment, a face to face interview and reference checks.


Are you ready to join our team?

For more information about the position, please review the position description here.

Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.


Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/ The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 11:59pm 31 December 2021