Position Details
Reference Number 27679
Position Title Maternal and Child Health Nurse - Wallaby
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Maternal and Child Health Nurse - Wallaby


  • Brand new part-time, fixed term role until January 2019
  • Contribute to our Victoria-wide service
  • Fabulous employee benefits

The Hospital:

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 4500, 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/


The Role:

Wallaby provides a Victoria-wide service and we pride ourselves on being one of Victoria's leading hospital-in-the-home programs and strive to utilise new technologies and ideas to improve our delivery of care. Our staff provide care for children within a 40 km radius of Melbourne. The Wallaby team will keep in regular contact with the regional service providers and ensure the treating RCH medical unit are updated about the child's care.


As the Maternal and Child Health Nurse you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide expert comprehensive clinical assessment and intervention for infants and very young children experiencing a range of regulatory and feeding disorders including irritability, feeding refusal, failure to thrive and infants with nasogastric tube dependence.


Please note that this is not considered a management or team leader position; you will however work as part of a collaborative team providing leadership as the ‘subject matter expert’ in maternal child and health nursing for Wallaby staff.


We are therefore seeking candidates with excellent clinical skills who are looking to expand on their experience through collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams in a world-class children’s hospital. This is an opportunity to develop a new service delivery model, ensure quality and service improvements to Wallaby patients, and provide advice and expertise on clinical assessment and intervention.  This is also a great opportunity to profile Maternal Child & Health Nursing within the wider hospital.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.
  • Recent experience in an paediatric or community nursing or MCH nursing, two years or more
  • Evidence of on-going professional development as reflected in Professional Practice Portfolio.
  • Current Full Victorian, or equivalent, driver’s licence.

For further information about the ward provides, go to: www.rch.org.au/wallaby/  


If you think you possess the right skills and experience we encourage you to apply on our website now!


Why work at the RCH?


That's what you can do for us, this is what we can offer you!


The opportunity to work in world-class facilities, alongside some of the greatest medical minds in the country.


We have 13 food and beverage options on site, a 24 hour gym, hairdresser, massage and supermarkets. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.


We offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an award winning health and well-being program and a fantastic team culture. We offer continuous learning and career development and let’s not forget about the Meerkat enclosure!


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all members of the LGBTQI community.


Make a change for the good. Come and work at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Contact Person Brenda Savill
Contact Number 93457983
Closing Date 25/02/2018
Position Description PD - Clinical Nurse Consultant - Maternal Child Health Wallaby.pdf