Registered Nurse - Medical Care (Undefined)

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 07/06/2024 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Ongoing - Full Time

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: $71,333 - $95,378

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11618

Reference: 11618

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

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

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

About the Role:

This is a Permanent Full Time or Part Time position up to 80 hours per fortnight within the Sugar Glider, Medical Care ward.

In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with RCH and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board standards. You will provide comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice to facilitate optimal health outcomes for our patients. This opportunity within the Sugar Glider ward will use your integrated health care knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care. We offer excellent professional development to enhance your nursing practice and conduct comprehensive and systematic nursing assessments to improve the quality of our nursing care.
What you’ll achieve:

  • Integrates nursing and health care knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe and effective care
  • Participate in quality improvement activities
  • Participate in professional development to enhance nursing practice
  • Demonstrate analytical skills in accessing and evaluating health information and research evidence
  • Practice within a professional & ethical nursing framework

Classification for this position with range from Grade 2 Year 2 to Grade 2 Year 8 (YP3-YP9) (FTE $71,333 to $95,378 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/Profession al practice Portfolio (PPP)
  • Recent acute paediatric nursing is desirable

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

About Sugar Glider Ward, Medical Care ward:

A specialist medical unit where a multidisciplinary team cares for children and infants with a diverse range of acute and chronic illnesses. The unit has four medical specialties: General Medicine, Respiratory medinie, ENT and Neuri Developmental Disability. Within these disciplines Sugar Glider cares for a variety of clinical conditions such as Bronchiolitis, Croup, Asthma and other respiratory illnesses through to chronic conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis. We also care for children who required chest drain insertion as well as infants and children with feeding difficulties. Children who have had a tracheostomy are cared for on the unit and Sugar Glider is also home to children who require ongoing ventilatory support such as CPAP, BiPAP and full ventilation via tracheostomy. In conjunction with the department of Respiratory Medicine sleep studies are conducted on this unit.

The unit staff are friendly, supportive, take pride in their clinical skills, and are committed to family centered care that seeks to minimise the effects of hospitalization. Children whose admissions are prolonged or who have especially complex needs receive a modified primary nursing model of care led by our Nurse Coordinators.

Registered Nurses are supported and encouraged to practice autonomously and to participate in ongoing professional development. A unit education program compliments the hospital program and is developed by the Clinical Support Nurses.

Sugar Glider staff are comprised of a dedicated team of nurses. Comprehensive orientation is available for new staff on the unit with additional support available for those wishing to make the transition from adult to paediatric nursing.

Sugar Glider - Medical Care also plays an important role in the support of undergraduate student nurse placements, the  Graduate Nurse Program and students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice - Paediatric stream.
What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Staff Wellbeing Hub

Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure

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 Elise Dixon, Nurse Unit Manager on Ph: 0435 968 836 or Email: elise.dixon@rch.org.au

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 07 June 2024

Registered Nurse - Medical Care (Undefined)

Job type:

Ongoing - Full Time

Job classification:



elise.dixon@rch.org.au - Elise Dixon - 0435 968 836

Registered Nurse - Medical Care (Undefined)