Registered Nurse - Surgical Care

Date: 30 Mar 2024

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 paediatrics 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.

The Role:

This permanent part time position within the Platypus ward will be responsible for ensuring that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with RCH and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board standards. You will provide comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice to facilitate optimal health outcomes for our patients. This opportunity within Platypus will use your integrated health care knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care. We offer excellent professional development to enhan pce your nursing practice and conduct comprehensive and systematic nursing assessments to improve the quality of our nursing care.

What You’ll Achieve:

  • Fulfil duty of care by practicing within scope of practice in accordance with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board guidelines
  • Demonstrate your analytical skills in assessing and evaluating health information
  • Participate in quality improvement activities
  • Plan nursing care in consultation with others (i.e. multidisciplinary health care team)

Classification for this position with range from $71,333.60 to $95,378.40 per annum, plus superannuation.

Your Skills and Experience:


  • 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

If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.


About The Department Platypus Ward – Surgical Care:


Platypus is the Long Stay Surgical Ward at RCH. It is a 30 Bed specialty surgical unit, caring for patients undergoing General Surgery, Orthopaedic, Plastics and Maxillofacial, Urology and Burns procedures. We are the dedicated burns and trauma unit at the RCH. The Platypus team is a multidisciplinary team. In addition to medical and nursing staff, patients on Platypus have access to Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Orthotics, the Child Pain Management Service and teachers. Caring for patients aged from newborn to teenagers, Platypus Ward treats more than 3000 patients per year.


Application Process

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!
For more information about this position please contact Natalie Westcott, Nurse Unit Manager Ph: 03 9345 5434 Email:

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 28 April 2024