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Registered Nurse - Cancer Care

Date: 09-Nov-2022

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 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.


  • Full Time & Part Time Ongoing opportunities
  • Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital
  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and onsite parking


The Role:

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

In this role you will ensure that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with Royal Children's Hospital and Australian Nurses and Midwifery Council standards. This is done by providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice to facilitate optimal health outcomes for our patients. This is an exciting new opportunity within the Kookaburra ward, where you will use your integrated nursing health care knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care. We offer excellent professional development to enhance your nursing practice and conduct comprehensive and systematic nursing assessments to improve the quality of our nursing care.


Kookaburra Ward - Cancer Care

Kookaburra – Cancer Care Ward is part of The RCH Children's Cancer Centre (CCC), the largest partner in the Victorian Paediatric Integrated Cancer Services (PICS), and the only provider of complex children's cancer care and stem cell transplantation in Victoria. The team of specialist medical, nursing, research and allied health professionals provide care and services to meet the clinical, physical, social and psychological needs of patients and parents. Their multidisciplinary approach aims to maximise quality of life outcomes associated with cancer treatments and long-term survivorship. The Kookaburra team includes: paediatric, medical oncologists, specialty nursing staff, mental health clinicians, social workers, oncology pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other Allied Health professionals including art, music and play therapists.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Recent experience in an acute, medical, surgical, and/or specialty area of nursing
  • Paediatric experience or Adult Oncology desirable
  • Evidence of on-going professional development as reflected in Professional Practice Portfolio


To view the Position Description, please click here


For further information about this role please contact Melinda Sharpe, Nurse Unit Manager on 03 9345 5649


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 7 December 2022