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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 .

About The Role

The Nurse Coordinator is a key member of the nursing leadership team. Nurse Coordinators utilise and share specialist knowledge, skills and the essence of nursing to ensure excellence in care for patients supported by Wallaby Ward (HITH). The Nurse Coordinator will work to improve access, flow and the transfer of patients from inpatient wards, outpatient departments and the emergency department to Wallaby Ward. This position will oversee and coordinate patients under the General Medical, Respiratory, Neurology and Gastroenterology teams. This is a permanent 0.6 FTE, part time Monday to Wednesday role.

What You’ll Achieve
• Manage clinical care to optimise patient outcomes and flow through the ward/unit
• Works collaboratively with all clinicians to provide appropriate and timely management, ensuring a structured and efficient plan of care
• Maintain existing protocols and develop new protocols as needed to provide excellence in care
• Provide education and training to the ward

Classification for this position is HITH/PAC Nurse Level 2 (YW15).

Your Skills And Experience
• Extensive experience in acute paediatric nursing
• Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, as evidenced in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP)
• Experience in care co-ordination

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

About Wallaby Ward

The Hospital-in-the-Home program (Wallaby Ward) allows children to be cared for at home by The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) medical, nursing and allied health staff.

Wallaby is a 61 bed ward, in which medically stable children requiring daily/twice daily acute care interventions can complete their admission at home. Whilst at home, children are visited and cared for by a team of qualified RCH nurses, medical and allied health staff who communicate regularly with the child's primary treating medical unit.

What We Offer
• Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
• Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
• Staff Wellbeing Hub

Other Requirements
• Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
• Valid Working with Children Check

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 Demi McLean, Nurse Unit Manager, 9345 9800

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 7 June 2024
Melbourne VIC Australia


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