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Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

Registered Nurse – PICU

Employment:        Full Time / Part Time / Ongoing

Salary:                   $68,275.60 - $87,282.00

Location:               Parkville - Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital

The Hospital:

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas. 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/.


Discovery  ACPIC Program :

We currently have a number of ongoing employment opportunities available for Registered Nurses to join our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in July 2021. This is a great opportunity for AHPRA Registered Nurses to transition into Critical Care through the ACPIC (Advancing Competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care) Program. The ACPIC is an intensive, challenging and fast paced program that attracts the attention of motivated nurses who are active participants in driving their own learning.


In joining the 12 week structured program, nurses will be provided with the skills and knowledge needed to work as beginning practitioners in critical care with a direct focus on the PICU Competency framework. You will receive three professional development days exploring the essential theoretical concepts of paediatric intensive care nursing followed by supported clinical exposure to critically ill patients. The ACPIC program includes supernumerary time and ongoing clinical support from the nursing education team to assist in nurses’ transition to an intensive care environment.


The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne is a 22 bedded unit, providing critical care health services to infants, children and adolescents in Victoria and extends to the Southern New South Wales, Tasmania and other states around Australia and overseas.


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 and Transplant
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Care of Organ Transplantation
  • An Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation Service
  • Renowned PICU Research Team


PICU offers flexible rostering options, as 12-hour shifts may be available. You will continue to 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 Post Graduate Nursing Scholarship Program.


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.
  • Recent experience in an acute, medical, surgical, and/or speciality area of nursing
  • Minimum of 12 months current experience as a Paediatric Intensive Care Nurse


To view the Position Description, please 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 have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October 2021 or be able to provide evidence that they have a vaccination appointment booked in by 15 October.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 22 December 2021.