Registered Nurse - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (Undefined)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 11/06/2024 (Midnight)
20 days remaining

20 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: 11741

Reference: 11741

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

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

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

  • National Centre for Paediatric Heart Transplantation and patients requiring Ventricular Assist Device
  • Parkville, Melbourne location
  • Friendly and dynamic team


About the Role

This is a Permanent position either Part Time or Full Time within Rosella ward, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

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 services at the Royal Childrens Hospital (RCH). 

This is a great opportunity for Registered Nurses with critical care experience wanting to transition into a paediatric critical care speciality through a supportive and structured program. You will enter our Transition to Speciality Practice (TSP) stream which is a supported, 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. For more information about this opportunity please click here. 


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


What you'll achieve:

  • Fulfil duty of care by practicing within scope of practice in accordance with Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council guidelines
  • Demonstrate analytical skills in assessing and evaluating health information
  • Conduct comprehensive and systematic nursing assessments to improve the quality of nursing care
  • Plan nursing care in consultation with others (i.e. multidisciplinary health care team)


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
  • Postgraduate qualification in critical care nursing or willingness to undertake
  • Minimum 2 years of current PICU, Adult ICU, Neonatal ICU or Emergency Resus Nursing Experience 


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


About Rosella ward, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Rosella - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Ward provides intensive care services to critically ill infants, children and young people for Tasmania, Victoria, and southern New South Wales. The RCH delivers the state-wide paediatric, Infant and Perinatal Emergency retrieval (PIPER) service and is a National Funded Centre for paediatric heart transplantation, paediatric liver transplantation (in collaboration with Austin health), Norwood procedure and staged surgical palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome and paediatric lung transplant (in collaboration with Alfred health). PICU is a 24-hour service that operates 365 days a year.


Our PICU services include:

  • Speciality Critical Care Practice for both Medical and Surgical Children
  • Specialist Paediatric Critical Care Trauma Services
  • Pre- and post-operative care for Cardiac Surgery including Heart Failure, Ventricular Assist Device and Transplant
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Care of Organ Transplantation
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Service


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program and RCH Peer Support Program.


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 Justine Brown, Nurse Unit Manager on Ph: 03 9345 5825 Email: justine.brown@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 11 June 2024

Registered Nurse - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (Undefined)

Job type:

Ongoing - Full Time

Job classification:



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

Registered Nurse - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (Undefined)