2023 Registered Nurse - RISE Programs - Critical Care

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 22/08/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 64714

Reference: 64714

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

RMH Registered Nurse RISE Programs- Critical Care

  • Emergency Department (ED)

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Supported Registered nurse Introduction to Speciality Education (RISE) Programs

  • Part time ongoing or fixed term position

  • Opportunity to apply for a supported program in any one of the areas listed above

What you will need to succeed in any of our services:

  • You are an AHPRA Registered nurse with acute experience and able to work a range of AM/PM & ND shifts, within our supportive and dedicated multidisciplinary team

  • You have effective communication skills and a passion for continued professional development

  • You are ready for a new variety of clinical experiences to enhance your professional growth

  • You have recent acute clinical experience

  • Additional criteria may be required for department specific applications- please read carefully below

IMPORTANT- Please detail one (only) specific unit/department/program you are applying for in your cover letter. Please address the cover letter to the Postgraduate Nursing Education Coordinator.

About the Service:

Our critical care specialty departments at the Royal Melbourne Hospital are currently seeking highly motivated Registered Nurses to join our teams. We are offering supported Registered nurse Introduction to Speciality Education (RISE) programs in our critical care areas.

Please see more detailed department information below:

RISE Program - Emergency Department 

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department is a busy and unique workplace whose team provides a high level of acute care in a multi-disciplinary setting. We are a Level 1 Adult Trauma and tertiary referral centre, with over 85,000 presentations annually. The service provides assessment, investigations and treatment of all patients who present and is part of a designated Major Trauma Service and has a high acuity case mix with an emphasis on Trauma, Infectious Disease, Chest Pain Evaluation, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

As a highly sought after program, we have an ongoing commitment to internal professional development and as such we do not have any external positions available to the January 2023 intake. If you are a registered nurse external to RMH ED, with at least 1 year acute experience and would like to apply for a Grade 2 position in the RMH ED, with the potential to join our 2023 mid-year program, please click here to submit your application.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The RMH Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a 42 bed unit, a level 1 trauma service and one of the biggest Intensive Care Units in Australia, providing care for complex critically unwell patients including cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, major trauma, complex respiratory management, sepsis, oncology, renal failure, infectious diseases, multiple organ dysfunction.

RISE Program - ICU

The ICU RISE Program is a twelve (12) month program consisting of six-month structured education, followed by 6 months of supported clinical consolidation. During this time, participants will learn the knowledge and skill required to care be for some of the most acutely unwell patients at the Royal Melbourne Hospital whilst working in our Intensive Care Unit (6B). This 12 month training program incorporates interactive online learning, tutorials, and in-house clinical and academic assessments.

A minimum of 1 year of acute nursing experience is required in order to be eligible for this program.


Bridging to ICU Program

The Bridging to ICU course is open to Registered Nurses who hold a 'critical care' post graduate qualification.This course is geared towards applicants who have a critical care higher qualification who would like to work within the RMH ICU department.

This 12 month training program incorporates interactive online learning, tutorials, and in-house clinical and academic assessments.

Participants will be supported clinically within the workplace. TheProgram length is twelve (12) months.

ICU Refresher Program

The Refresher to ICU course is open to Registered Nurses who hold an Intensive Care post graduate qualification.This course is geared towards applicants who have previously completed a post graduate qualification within ICU, but have not worked within the clinical setting in recent years.

This 12 month training program incorporates interactive online learning, tutorials and workshops, and in-house clinical and academic assessments.Program length is twelve (12) months.Applicants must have worked within a critical care unit/ward within the past 5 years

For further detailed information relating to each of our programs and specialty units please visit our website here.

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Postgraduate Nursing Program Coordinator stating one (only) program you are applying for (for example- RISE Program- Intensive Care Unit)

  • Curricum Vitae

  • Academic Transcript

  • Contact details of two (2) senior clinical referees (i.e. NUM, ANUM, CNE)

All applications will be assessed on letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic record, clinical experience, references and interview.

Please note that stream availability is always subject to change.

Our Commitment to you:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals

  • We have a commitment to training, education and CPD activities are fully supported

  • You will enjoy excellent work-life balance. We want you to stay long term!

  • Work alongside highly trained staff whilst providing compassionate and supportive care for all members of the community.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

2023 Registered Nurse - RISE Programs - Critical Care

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2023 Registered Nurse - RISE Programs - Critical Care