Position Details
Reference Number 28739
Position Title Registered Nurse - Day Surgery and Surgical Short Stay
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 48 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Registered Nurse – Surgical Short Stay and Day of Surgery Centre

  • Full Time/Part Time opportunities available
  • Contribute to our Perioperative Services
  • Fabulous employee benefits
  • Melbourne, Australia


The Hospital: 

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne is a leading provider of specialist public health services for children and adolescents and is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff of more than 4,500 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:

The RCH currently has full time and part time Registered Nurse opportunities available to work across our Day of Surgery Centre and our Possum Ward.

Our Day of Surgery Centre cares for approximately 10,000 children and their families each year. The Possum Ward cares for patients admitted for a wide range of surgical procedures including tonsillectomy, simple fracture setting, arthroscopy, soft tissue wound repair, cleft lip repair, hernia repair, skin grafting and cardiac catheterisation.  You will have the opportunity to work with medical, nursing, allied health (eg social work, occupational therapists, physiotherapists etc) and administrative staff in a short stay environment.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with APHRA.
  • Recent experience in an acute surgical area of nursing.
  • Paediatric experience is desirable.
  • Evidence of on-going professional development as reflected in Professional Practice Portfolio.

For further information about the ward and the care that the Possum Ward provides, please visit http://www.rch.org.au/possum/

Please address your surgical experience in your cover letter. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check and Working with Children Check.


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 Lidija Kovacev
Contact Number 93455014
Closing Date 20/03/2018
Position Description RN Position Description Possum & DOS.pdf