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Date: 24-Nov-2021

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: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

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 www.rch.org.au

RUSON - Critical Care Division:

We currently have several Fixed Term employment opportunities available for Registered Undergraduate Students of Nursing (RUSON) to join our Critical Care Division in Jan 2022. This is a great opportunity to transition into Critical Care though a 3-rotation including Emergency, Paediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care Units within the Royal Children’s Hospital. This is an opportunity to join a challenging and fast paced environment that attracts the attention of motivated RUSON who active participants in are driving their own learning.

In joining the Critical Care Division, RUSONs will be provided with the skills and knowledge needed to work within critical care environment with a direct focus of supporting Registered Nurses delivery of clinical Excellence. You will receive three professional development days exploring the essential components within each Ares of speciality, followed by supported clinical exposure to critically ill patients.

The RUSON always works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse and under clearly defined role requirements. Applicants will be required to commit to a minimum of 0.2 EFT (16 hours per fortnight) or a rotating roster across 7days a week including Morning and Afternoon shifts. 


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current registration as a Registered Undergraduate Student Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) administered though the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA)
  • Enrolled in the second or third year of a Bachelor of Nursing or a Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor of Midwifery or other double degrees with Bachelor of Nursing component.
  • Be able to provide a transcript of evidence of successful completion of first-year undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing qualification from a recognised University.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including relationship building, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
  • 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 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 in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all hospital employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 15 December.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate and to comply with any updates to the CHO Directions as applicable to Healthcare Workers


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 9th December 2021