Registered Nurse - Advancing Competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care Program

Job posted: 19/06/2024
Applications close: 17/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: $71,333 - $95,378

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11909

Reference: 11909

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $71,333 - $95,378

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

​​​​About the Role:

This is a Permanent Part Time position commencing at 64 hours per fortnight within the Rosella ward, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

The September 2024 intake for the ACPIC program commences on Monday 9th September 2024.

There is an option to increase up to 80 hours per fortnight /Full Time (1 FTE) at the end of the program if desired. Throughout the program shift types will include 8 hr AM/PM shifts, 12hr day shifts, and in the last few weeks of the program 10hr or 12hr night shifts are introduced.

The Advancing Competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care (ACPIC) program is 12 weeks in duration, conducted within the Rosella ward and offers ongoing employment at the finalisation of the program. During the program you will have regular catch ups with the Nurse Unit Manager and Education Team, and will have dedicated education team members to support you and group sessions with the PICU Psychologist.

We are looking for Registered Nurses that are interested in developing paediatric critical care nursing knowledge and skills to support the growth of our Paediatric Intensive Care Service at the Royal Childrens Hospital (RCH). This is a great opportunity for nurses wanting to transition into the paediatric critical care speciality through a supportive and structured program. The ACPIC Program is an immersive, challenging and fast paced program and provides the necessary foundations of paediatric critical care nursing. You will be provided with ongoing support and development within the critical care setting from an experienced nursing education and research team.

There are several established pathways to advanced roles within PICU and the RCH offers a Post Graduate Nursing Scholarship Program.

Classification for this position with range from RN Grade 2 Year 2 to Grade 2 Year 8, YP3 - YP9 (FTE base salary $71,333 to $95,378 per annum, plus superannuation).


Program Structure

  • Study Day 1: ACPIC Orientation
  • Study Day 2: Non-Invasive Ventilation including principles of ventilation, blood gas analysis and care of the patient
  • Study Day 3: Invasive Ventilation including principles of ventilation, sedation and analgesia of the intubated patient, practical skills station and care of the patient with an artificial airway
  • Study Day4: Paediatric Cardiac Care and Management


Program Support

Double Time Education: 2-3 times per week

  • ECG interpretation
  • ABG interpretation
  • Cardiac Blood Flow
  • Neonatal Care
  • Cardiac Anatomy
  • X-ray Interpretation
  • Resus Drugs


Bedside Education:

  • Daily Bedside education, exploring patient priority problems.



  • Non-Invasive Ventilation Assessment (theoretical and practical)
  • Invasive Ventilation Assessment (theoretical and practical)
  • Two Comprehensive Patient Assessments



  • Catch Ups with Nurse Unit Manager and Education team member on weeks 3, 6 and 10 to provide support, mentorship, and plan for ongoing educational opportunities.
  • Sessions with the PICU Psychologist


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 17 July 2024

Registered Nurse - Advancing Competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care Program

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justine.brown@rch.org.au - Justine Brown - 0393455825

Registered Nurse - Advancing Competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care Program