Position Details
Reference Number 33439
Position Title Nurse Coordinator Platypus
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Nurse Coordinator- Platypus Ward


Employment:  Part time, Ongoing

Salary:             $93,600

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:

The Nurse Coordinator will be located within the Platypus Ward and is a member of the nursing leadership team.

Reporting directly to the NUM the role will utilise and share specialist knowledge, skills and the essence of nursing to improve access, flow and the discharge of patients through RCH. The Nurse Coordinator will provide education to patients and their families, ward nurses and members of the multidisciplinary team on organisational process which facilitate the delivery of timely, clinically appropriate treatment to ensure achievement of agreed discharge planning dates. The role will engage in Good to Go initiatives within (Platypus) and will empower nurses to act on the agreed discharge plans 24/7.


As a leader of nursing practice in the ward the Nurse Coordinator will initiate and facilitate quality activities and improvement processes, engage in research utilisation and contribute to RCH Procedure and Clinical Guideline Development.


To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the systems and processes that support patient access and flow in RCH particularly the Good to Go initiative
  • Demonstrated understanding of the organisational KPI’s particularly those associated with access and flow
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and essence of nursing for the patient population in the ward
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to empower others to act
  • Demonstrated contribution to quality and safety and the utilisation of evidence in nursing practice
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, deliver, evaluate and improve an education plan
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with patients and their families, RCH staff


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 Natalie Westcott
Contact Number 0393455434
Closing Date 23/06/2019
Position Description 2019.06.12 - PD Nurse Coord Platypus.pdf