Position Details

Reference Number 34696
Position Title Advancing Competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care (ACPIC) Program for Registered Nurses
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Advancing Competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care (ACPIC) Program for Registered Nurses


Employment:  Full time, Ongoing

Salary:            $62,171.20 - $78,972.40 per annum (pro-rata)

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:

We currently have a number of ongoing full time opportunities available for Registered Nurses to join our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Novemeber 2019. This is a great opportunity for AHPRA Registered Nurse’s to transition into Critical Care. 


In joining this structured program you will be provided with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a beginning practitioner and integrate into our supportive team. You will receive 10 professional development study days where you will be introduced to essential concepts required to care for our critically ill paediatric patients.


This program includes supernumerary time & dedicated clinical support from the nursing education team to assist you integrating learning into clinical practice.


RCH’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides services for several state and national programs including heart, liver and intestinal transplantation; trauma; and a paediatric retrieval service. As a registered nurse working within our 22 bedded tertiary ICU, you will be working with state of the art equipment in our new facility.  


PICU offers flexible rostering options, as 12 hour shifts may be available following the completion of the 12 week program. You will continue to be provided with ongoing support and development within the critical care setting from an experienced Nursing Education and Research team. There are a number of established pathways to advanced roles within PICU and the RCH offers Post Graduate Nursing Scholarship Program. 


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 though the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA)
  • Recent experience in an acute, medical / surgical / speciality nursing unit.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, as evidenced in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP)

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 Ashley Doherty
Contact Number 93455705
Contact Email ash.doherty@rch.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Tabitha Hole
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email Tabitha.Hole@rch.org.au
Closing Date 22/09/2019
Position Description PD - RN - PICU.pdf