Registered Nurse - Newborn Intensive Care Unit (Undefined)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 12/06/2024 (Midnight)
23 days remaining

23 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: $75,134 - $95,378

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11736

Reference: 11736

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $75,134 - $95,378

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

Multiple Positions available

  • Parkville, Melbourne location
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • $5,000 relocation reimbursement available (interstate and international)


About the Role:

This is a Permanent position either Part Time or Full Time within Butterfly Ward, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

We are looking for Registered Nurses with neonatal critical care nursing knowledge and skills to support our neonatal intensive care unit at the Royal Childrens Hospital (RCH). 

You will be responsible for providing high quality nursing care to infants and their families and act as an expert clinical practitioner, while working with the wider multidisciplinary team to promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence-based practice.

A Registered Nurse in NICU will ensure that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with RCH and Australian Nurses and Midwifery Council standards, by providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice to facilitate optimal health outcomes.

There are multiple career opportunities available, and we welcome applications from all levels of nursing experience. Scholarships will be offered for those who wish to continue further study on Butterfly Ward.

Classification for this position will range from YP4 – YP9 (Grade 2 Year 3 to Grade 2 Year 8) (FTE base salary $75,134 to $95,378 per annum, plus superannuation) 


What you’ll achieve:

  • Actively support and promote the involvement of parents/carers in the planning, management, and evaluation of care.
  • Maintaining a proactive approach to the development of clinical skills within the unit ensuring that practice reflects best practice standards, local and national policies and are in keeping with relevant professional standards.
  • Using evidence-based practice and a holistic approach to individualised nursing care; assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for babies within the clinical area.


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/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP).
  • Recent experience working within a neonatal setting (preferred).
  • Holds Post Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (desirable).


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


About Butterfly ward, Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level 6b quaternary-level referral service which provides intensive and high-dependency family-centred care to approximately 800 infants each year. The NICU has a capacity of 35 cots (18 intensive care, 17 high dependency) and receives referrals of infants from a) maternity hospitals throughout Victoria, southern NSW and Tasmania, b) tertiary perinatal centres, and c) from within the RCH. 


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Flexible work options available
  • $5,000 relocation reimbursement available (interstate and international)


Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain.
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCH’s “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 Adam Wood, Acting Nurse Unit Manager Ph: 0435 968 842 Email: adam.wood@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 12 June 2024

Registered Nurse - Newborn Intensive Care Unit (Undefined)

Job type:

Part time

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adam.wood@rch.org.au - Adam Wood - 0435968842

Registered Nurse - Newborn Intensive Care Unit (Undefined)