Position Details
Reference Number 33550
Position Title Clinical Nurse Consultant - VAD / Heart Transplant
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Clinical Nurse Consultant - VAD / Heart Transplant


Employment:  Part time, fixed term

Salary:             $98,800 

Location:         Parkville – Hub of the medical precinct and leading Children’s hospital


The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.


With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.


The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au


The Position: 

As the national provider for Paediatric Cardiac Transplantation and the national leader in Paediatric VAD services, we are looking for experienced nurses to work within a team providing expert comprehensive clinical consultation to our paediatric and adolescent patients.


The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) incorporates the entire spectrum of Heart Failure; including but not limited to work up, development of individual protocols, national activation, national level transplant coordination and surgical consultation for VAD implant. The role also leads staff and family education, as well as post-transplant management and patient transition to adult services.


You will bring with you to the role:

  • A current nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Paediatric cardiac/acute ICU nursing experience, preferably five years or more
  • Clinical experience and knowledge of paediatric cardiac transplant nursing and VAD nursing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
  • The ability to demonstrate flexibility to changing priorities and environment.
  • Well-developed management and leadership skills.
  • A relevant Post Graduate qualification (or working towards).

Your appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check and Working with Children Check.


Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.

Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to:    https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Are you ready to join our team?

For more information about the position, please review the position description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now”

Contact Person Caitlin Elliot
Contact Number 93454238
Closing Date 16/07/2019
Position Description Clinical Nurse Consultant - VAD_Heart Transplant PD_July19.pdf