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The Hospital :

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is A world where all kids thrive .

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas.

The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards.

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is... committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.
• Parkville, Melbourne location
• Work for Australia’s leading Children’s Hospital
• Challenging and rewarding work environment

About the Role

This is a Permanent Part Time position at FTE / 64 hours per fortnight within the Kookaburra, Cancer Care ward.

You will be responsible for ensuring that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) and Australian Nurses and Midwifery Council standards.

This will be achieved through providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice across a range of contexts, to facilitate optimal health outcomes for our patients.

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 provided.

This is a rewarding role which will see you involved in all aspects of nursing, including assessments, treatment and delivery of 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 will range from YP3 - YP9, Grade 2 Year 2 to Grade 2 Year 8 (FTE base salary $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 Kookaburra, Cancer Care ward

Kookaburra Cancer Care Ward is part of The RCH Children's Cancer Centre (CCC), the largest partner in the Victorian Paediatric Integrated Cancer Services (PICS), and the only provider of complex children's cancer care and stem cell transplantation in Victoria.

The team of specialist medical, nursing, research and allied health professionals provide care and services to meet the clinical, physical, social and psychological needs of patients and parents.

Their multidisciplinary approach aims to maximise quality of life outcomes associated with cancer treatments and long-term survivorship.

The Kookaburra team includes : paediatric medical oncologists, specialty nursing staff, mental health clinicians, social workers, oncology pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other Allied Health professionals including art, music and play therapists.

What we offer :
• Salary Packaging Increase your take home pay!
• Employee Assistance Program

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 Melinda Sharpe, Nurse Unit Manager Ph : 03 9345 5649 Email :

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. Applicant
Flemington VIC Australia


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