Share this Job

Registered Nurse - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Date: 15-Mar-2023

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.

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.



  • National Centre for Paediatric Heart Transplantation and patients requiring Ventricular Assist Device
  • Part Time and Full Time ongoing opportunites available
  • Friendly and dynamic team


Rosella - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Nursing (PICU)


Rosella - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Ward provides intensive care services to critically ill infants, children and young people for Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales. The RCH delivers the state-wide paediatric, Infant and Perinatal Emergency retrieval (PIPER) service and is a National Funded Centre for paediatric heart transplantation, paediatric liver transplantation (in collaboration with Austin health), Norwood procedure and staged surgical palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome and paediatric lung transplant (in collaboration with Alfred health). PICU is a 24 hour service that operates 365 days a year.


The Opportunity:

We are looking for Registered Nurses that are interested in developing Pediatric Critical Care Nursing knowledge and skills to support the growth of our Pediatric Intensive Care services at the Royal Childrens Hospital. This is a great opportunity for Registered Nurses wanting to transition into the Pediatric Critical Care Speciality, through a supportive and structured program. You will be involved in the Transition to Speciality Practice (TSP) which is an immersive, challenging and fast paced program and provides the necessary foundations of Pediatric Crtical Care Nursinig. PICU offers flexible rostering options which can include 12-hour shifts and may be available on the completion of the TSP. You will be provided with ongoing support and development within the critical care setting, from an experienced Nursing Education and Research team. There are several established pathways to advanced roles within PICU and the RCH offers a Post Graduate Nursing Scholarship Program.


The Role:


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


In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with RCH and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia standards. Providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice across a range of contexts, to facilitate optimal health outcomes; performing self- assessment of scope of practice and competence related to assigned responsibilities as discussed with the care delivery team; retaining responsibility for individual actions and accountability for care provided.


Our PICU services include:

  • Speciality Critical Care Practice for both Medical and Surgical Children
  • Specialist Paediatric Critical Care Trauma Services
  • Pre- and Post-Operative care for Cardiac Surgery including Heart Failure, Ventricular Assist Device  and Transplant
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Care of Organ Transplantation
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Service


To be successful in this 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.
  • Postgraduate qualification in critical care nursing is desirable but not essential
  • Current PICU/ NNU/ ICU and Emergency Nursing experience is desirable
  • An enthusiastic organised and energetic approach to work 
  • Developed patient assessment and problem solving skills 


To view the Position Description, please click here


For further information about this role please contact Justine Brown, Acting Nurse Unit Manager, PICU on Ph: 03 9345 5705


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 12 April 2023