Position Details
Reference Number 35285
Position Title Clinical Nurse Consultant – Aggression Management (Code Grey Coordinator)
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Royal Childrens Hospital only
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Clinical Nurse Consultant – Aggression Management


Employment: Full Time, Ongoing

Salary: $109,200.00 Per Annum 

Location: Parkville - Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital

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 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/


The Role:

The Clinical Nurse Consultant – Aggression Management position is responsible for the coordination of the Royal Children’s Hospital Code Grey actions; such as ensuring timely and appropriate response, managing the code grey incidents and leading governance of Code Grey across the organisation.


Proactive management of violence and aggression concerns is fundamental in maintaining a safe environment; therefore, the role is responsible for providing education, training and development for RCH staff in the recognition of warning signs, triggers, de-escalation and calling codes and for the coordination of the MOCA training sessions.


The role will work closely with the Occupational Violence and Aggression Prevention and Management Committee (OVAPMC) and Violence and Aggression Prevention Working Group (VAPWG) to provide oversight of incidents and themes, and in order to recommend strategies to reduce episodes or severity of episodes.


The position with be proactive in Code Grey risk management; informing the violence and aggression prevention management plans and supporting the plans being enacted. Other key features of this position include, identifying risk and developing appropriate management plans, and providing advice as required to the Clinical/Operations Leads regarding requirements of care and patient management plans. Working effectively with the RCH Emergency Management & Planning Team and in collaboration with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and Clinical Quality & Safety to maintain quality reporting and improved governance of clinical incidents involving aggression & violence (Code Grey, Code Black, and Occupational Violence Clinical Incidents).


The role can be a development opportunity (commencing as a CNC G4) firstly working in the field of operational expertise and management through to meeting the requirement of the CNC G5 which supports the strategic and transformational planning; lesson learning and pathway development in partnership with external (Metro, State, nationally and internationally) and internal stakeholders to inform the development of strategic plans for Code Grey management and improvement against agreed key performance indicators (KPIs).


The role has recently extended to the afterhours periods (weekends and public holidays), so after hours working will be required. Due to the demands of the job, we encourage job sharing for these roles. We have found we can accommodate most requests to coordinate with other clinical positions by developing agreements with the successful appointees.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Clinical Aggression Management Principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the risk assessment processes, & principles of emergency management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and current National and State directions in the delivery of services to children and young people & provision of health care services.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to build collaborative relationships and work effectively within multidisciplinary teams.


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, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


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

Contact Person Maria Flynn
Contact Number 55010
Alternate Contact Person Sheri Waldron
Alternate Contact Number 55455
Alternate Contact Email sheri.waldron@rch.org.au
Closing Date 28/02/2020
Position Description CNC - Code Grey 1.00eft Ongoing - Feb 2020 Final.pdf