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Date: 09-Jun-2021

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.


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/


Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au

The Position:

Overnight shifts – 10 hours.
This role is to facilitate two sleep studies per night for one night per week. The studies take place in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU), Sugar Glider and Bilby Wards. The sleep studies are complex either because the patients are on ventilation (CPAP, Bilevel) or have complex airways (Tracheostomy) or have behavioural issues. The overnight sleep scientist is expected to focus on maintaining accurate position of electrodes and sensors to ensure adequate sleep and respiratory data are recorded. The overnight sleep scientist is expected to make appropriate changes to ventilation or supplemental oxygen as per the established procedures and protocols. The overnight sleep scientist is also expected to stage the sleep of the Neonates having the sleep studies during acquisition.


Given the complexity of the service, it is expected that the applicants have both significant paediatric sleep experience and significant ventilation experience (CPAP and Bilevel particularly).  All aspects of the patient’s sleep study set-up and overnight management will be undertaken. Shifts will be on a two week rotating roster.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

•    Demonstrated relevant technical skills and depth of knowledge for Sleep Studies and Bilevel ventilation
•    Demonstrated ability to work with a team and maintain successful working relationships
•    Demonstrated ability to perform and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
•    Computer literacy in word programs and data bases
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    Professional demeanour in the workplace with both internal and external stakeholders
•    Ability to initiate, manage and sustain change


To view the position description, please click here.


Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.

Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/ is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close on 23 June 2021