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Site & Team Coordinator - South West Team 1

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Date: 22-Nov-2021

Location: Other, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also 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. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.  

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 RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. 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.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

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

The Role:


This senior leadership role in the Mental Health department has responsibilities at both an operational and clinical level. It forms a partnership with team Consultant Psychiatrist, which together leads the South West team (a community child and adolescent mental health team). The Site Coordinator is primarily responsible for the operational functioning of the RCH Mental Health South West team site and the staff, and the Consultant Psychiatrist is primarily accountable for driving high quality clinical care across the Team. The position also significantly contributes to the overall effective and efficient delivery of departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), improvements in overall care and delivery of high quality systems of management and professional development within the department and at times that of the wider Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). The team is supported by the Principal Psychiatrist – Community and the Mental Health Senior Management Group.


The role comprises the following key components: site management for the RCH Mental Health South West team site in partnership with head tenant, coordination of an interdisciplinary team, senior clinical input (individual, family, group work etc.), discipline supervision, mental health promotion and education, management of strategic community partnerships and a shared departmental quality improvement portfolio. The role is responsible for ensuring the team provides high quality tertiary mental health care for children up to 15 years and their families through skilled assessment, treatment, case management and consultation to internal and external stakeholders.


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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 15 December.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate and to comply with any updates to the CHO Directions as applicable to Healthcare Workers

Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 6 December 2021