Registered Nurse – Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Rosella – Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Nursing (PICU)

Rosella – Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Ward provides intensive care services to critically ill infants, children and young people for Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales. The RCH delivers the state-wide paediatric, Infant and Perinatal Emergency retrieval (PIPER) service and is a National Funded Centre for paediatric heart transplantation, paediatric liver transplantation (in collaboration with Austin health), Norwood procedure and staged surgical palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome and paediatric lung transplant (in collaboration with Alfred health). PICU is a 24 hour service that operates 365 days a year.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for Registered Nurses that are interested in developing Pediatric Critical Care Nursing knowledge and skills to support the growth of our Pediatric Intensive Care services at the Royal Childrens Hospital. This is a great opportunity for Registered Nurses wanting to transition into the Pediatric Critical Care Speciality, through a supportive and structured program. You will be involved in the Transition to Speciality Practice (TSP) which is an immersive, challenging and fast paced program and provides the necessary foundations of Pediatric Crtical Care Nursinig. PICU offers flexible rostering options which can include 12-hour shifts and may be available on the completion of the TSP. You will be provided with ongoing support and development within the critical care setting, from an experienced Nursing Education and Research team. There are several established pathways to advanced roles within PICU and the RCH offers a Post Graduate Nursing Scholarship Program.

The Role:

Salary: $69,253.60 – $92,601.60 per annum (pro-rata)

In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that clinical practice and delivery of care is consistent with RCH and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia standards. Providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice across a range of contexts, to facilitate optimal health outcomes; performing self- assessment of scope of practice and competence related to assigned responsibilities as discussed with the care delivery team; retaining responsibility for individual actions and accountability for care provided.

Our PICU services include:

  • Speciality Critical Care Practice for both Medical and Surgical Children
  • Specialist Paediatric Critical Care Trauma Services
  • Pre- and Post-Operative care for Cardiac Surgery including Heart Failure, Ventricular Assist Device  and Transplant
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Care of Organ Transplantation
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Service

Contact: Justine Brown, Acting Nurse Unit Manager, PICU on Ph: 03 9345 5705

Closing date: 12 April 2023

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