Position Details
Reference Number 33207
Position Title Clinical Consultant Nurse - Gastroenterology
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Clinical Nurse Consultant - Gastroenterology


Employment type   LSL replacement – part time, fixed term to 08/03/2020

Salary:                    $98,000 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:

The Gastroenterology Nurse Consultant (CNC) is an expert nurse with advanced theoretical and clinical skills who will become a member of The Royal Children's Hospital, Gastroenterology & Clinical Nutrition. The Gastroenterology CNC will work with the director of department, Gastroenterologists, fellows, Paediatricians, Liver Nurse Coordinators, Clinical Nutrition CNC, Intestinal Transplant CNC, PEG nurses, allied staff as well as inpatient nurses to provide a comprehensive Gastro Nursing at the RCH. The Gastroenterology CNC will lead paediatric Gastroenterology research activities, including the promotion and representation of the Gastroenterology research activates, the promotion and representation of the RCH Gastroenterology Nursing both nationally and internationally. The Gastroenterology CNC will lead in collaboration with Director of the Gastroenterology services the quality improvement activities and projects for the service including complex patients with many underlying gastrointestinal conditions, including patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Motility issues, Liver disease, Intestinal and liver failure and other general GI conditions.


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)
  • Extensive experience as a paediatric Gastroenterology Clinical Nurse Consultant.
  • Post-Graduate qualification in paediatric nursing.

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”

Selection Criteria Essential: Ability to work within a team, both within the department, and with other departments and individuals throughout The Royal Children's Hospital.
Essential: Demonstrate flexibility in their ability to work autonomously and collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
Essential: Demonstrate ability to function as mentor and teacher.
Essential: Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effective communicate with patients, families and staff.
Essential: Insightful and reflective about own level of skill and knowledge.
Essential: A commitment to the provision of excellent clinical care.
Essential: A commitment to quality improvement activities, and the skills to implement the findings from these activities.
Essential: Acts professionally to promote the role within the organisation, and externally.
Essential: Advanced organisational skills and ability to work unsupervised and autonomously.
Contact Person Pro Winita Hardikar
Contact Number +61 3 934555060
Alternate Contact Person Shiva Aftahi
Alternate Contact Number +61 3 934555060
Closing Date 03/06/2019
Position Description PD - Clinical Nurse Consultant - Gastroenterology.pdf