Position Details
Reference Number 35759
Position Title Associate Nurse Unit Manager - NICU
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Associate Nurse Unit Manager

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (Butterfly Ward)

Employment:     Part time, full time, ongoing positions

Salary:               $97,770.40 - $ 101,056.80 per annum (pro-rata)

Location:           Parkville – Hub of the medical precinct & 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


Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


NICU at the RCH reflects excellence, providing services to critically ill babies from throughout Australia. NICU is a 36 bedded Neonatal Intensive Care and High Dependency nursery, flexing up at times of peak demand. We are a Level 6B facility that cares for approximately 850 complex medical and surgical cases each year. 


Our dynamic and talented nursing team offer specialist care for critically unwell neonates with complex surgical and medical conditions. As a nurse within our team you should hold or be working towards a post graduate neonatal qualification, we offer an excellent opportunity to consolidate your experience in our busy unit and as a new member of our team you will work through a dedicated induction and education support process in the use of advanced ventilation therapies such as HFOV and HFJV to our patient population.

If you are focused on delivering excellence in neonatal care and serious about pursuing a rewarding career within nursing leadership at RCH then NICU is the place for you. You will be joining a friendly, motivated and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team within an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence for neonatal care. RCH is focused on supportive flexible working arrangements within the service with a variety of internal rotation 12 hour shift patterns available and have full and part time positions available.


To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) administered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, as evidenced in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP)
  • Post graduate neonatal intensive care nursing certificate
  • Extensive experience working within a neonatal critical care setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and autonomously as required
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible to changing priorities and environment



For further information about Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Butterfly Ward) at RCH, please go to the Butterfly home page www.rch.org.au/butterfly


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 Elaine McInally
Contact Number 93455388
Contact Email Elaine.McInally@rch.org.au
Closing Date 09/08/2020
Position Description PD - ANUM - NICU.pdf