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Registered Nurse

Date: 09-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.



  • Work for Australia’s leading Children’s Hospital
  • Permanent, Part Time 64 hours per week
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment


About the Role:


This role within Koala Ward will allow you to ensure positive health outcomes for patients through your ability to integrate nursing health care knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective, evidence-based nursing care. The supportive environment On Koala Ward will enrich your development in paediatric cardiac and renal care, utilising skills to conduct comprehensive and systematic nursing assessments to improve the quality of nursing care. You will be actively supported to participate in professional development to enhance your nursing practice throughout your career.


What you'll achieve:

  • Clinical competence: Provides and ensures clinical nursing is delivered competently with the goal for excellence in nursing care.
  • Timely access: Contributes to efficient patient flow through the RCH to ensure the right patient receives the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
  • People management: Conducts and maintains a professional safe team culture.
  • Staff development: Maintains an environment that enables continuing professional development for self and others.
  • Positive experience, zero harm: Leads systems that promote and advocate a safe, supportive environment for patients, families, and staff.


Classification for this position with range from $71,333.60 – 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/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP).
  • Employees are required to maintain compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure.
  • Recent experience in an acute, medical, surgical, and/or speciality area of nursing
  • Paediatric experience (desirable, not required)


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


About Koala Ward:


Koala ward is a 30-bed unit providing specialist care to children ranging from neonates to 18yrs, with cardiac and renal conditions with a ranging acuity including high dependency and special care nursery patients. Our patients admitted to Koala Ward come from all over Victoria, Australia and Overseas to receive specialist cardiac treatments including cardiac surgery, cardiac transplant, medical therapies and electrophysiology and specialist renal treatments including medical and surgical management, renal transplant, and peritoneal dialysis.


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Culture of continuous improvement
  • Professional development and special events
  • Flexible work options available


Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain.
  • Valid Working with Children Check.


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 Aine Fitzsimons, Nurse Unit Manager Koala Ph: 93456044


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 06 April 2023