Career pathways

  • Allied health careers

    Along with our medical and nursing staff the RCH employs a large number of allied health professionals from a variety of disciplines working in a variety of acute and sub acute settings from audiology to radiology, psychology, biomedical engineering  to dentistry.

    Each allied health discipline is committed to being the best in the field of paediatric healthcare and pride ourselves on being at the forefront of evidence based practice and treatment.

    With a supportive environment and opportunity for career growth we employee allied health professional from paediatric and no paediatric backgrounds, our allied health roles are attractive to those wishing to apply their expertise to make a big difference for the little things in life and support children to be all that they can be.

    Allied health at the RCH includes the following specialities:

    • audiology
    • child life therapy
    • music therapy
    • nutrition
    • occupational therapy
    • orthotics and prosthetics
    • physiotherapy
    • social work/psychology within the Gatehouse Centre
    • Social work
    • Speech pathology

    With a supportive environment and opportunity for career growth, our allied health roles are attractive to those wishing to apply their expertise to make a big difference for the little things in life and support children to be all that they can be.

    Corporate support careers

    Supporting our front-line health professionals is a team of non-clinical, administration and management staff. Based here at the hospital, these staff ensure RCH has the systems and processes in place to deliver health services to children and young people.

    Some of the areas and disciplines include:

    • finance
    • communication
    • human resources
    • food services
    • engineering
    • facilities management
    • legal services

    Medical careers

    The RCH aims to achieve the highest possible outcome for the children of Victoria through its commitment to attracting and retaining the best paediatric medical practitioners for the hospital.

    As the leading children's hospital in Victoria, the RCH is proud to offer dedicated medical staff the opportunity to work with a committed, passionate medical workforce with a culture of teaching and supervision, a wide range of complex cases, world renowned specialists and research that covers all aspects of paediatric care.

    Practitioners wanting to pursue a career in paediatrics need look no further than The Royal Children's Hospital.

    Senior medical staff

    The Royal Children's Hospital offers senior medical staff opportunities to work with some of the most complex and challenging paediatric cases in Australia whilst being supported by a talented and highly trained medical workforce. The level of referrals, patient complexity, volume and variety that The Royal Children's Hospital can offer you contributes to its reputation as a true centre of excellence.

    Research

    The Royal Children's Hospital is fully committed to research as evidenced by the campus partnership with the  Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

    Senior medical staff are encouraged to participate in research activities - both clinical and laboratory based.

    Teaching

    Another crucial element for senior medical staff within The Royal Children's Hospital is their commitment to teaching. With our other campus partner the The University of Melbourne, our senior medical staff are passionate about sharing their knowledge with undergraduate students and post graduate junior staff.

    There is a spirit of collegiality that surrounds everything we do, and our senior medical staff continuously mentor, train and encourage junior medical staff. 

    Your role in our future

    We encourage leading paediatric senior medical staff to consider joining The Royal Children's Hospital and help make The Royal Children's Hospital meet its vision to be a great children's hospital.

    Further information

    If you would like further information in relation to senior medical staff careers please contact:

    Medical Workforce Unit
    Email medical.careers@rch.org.au
    Telephone +613 9345 6365

    Junior medical staff

    We offer junior medical staff opportunities to work alongside world renowned specialists on complex and challenging paediatric cases.

    If you are looking to develop your skills in paediatrics through experiencing patient complexity, volume and variety in a supportive and supervised environment, then The Royal Children's Hospital can offer you an extraordinary opportunity. You will be joining a centre of excellence and benefit from the wide range of cases that it handles.

    Your role

    We encourage junior medical staff to consider joining The Royal Children's Hospital and help make the Hospital meet its vision to be a great children's hospital.

    Please see the  Junior Medical Staff section for further information:

    Education and support

    The Royal Children's Hospital is committed to providing a supportive environment for all its junior medical staff as we recognise how important these formative years are in your post graduate medical education and ongoing career development.

    We are privileged to have dedicated and passionate senior medical staff who are known for their commitment to training and supporting junior doctors. Providing a supportive learning environment for junior medical mtaff is essential  if we are to achieve our vision to be a great children's hospital.

    The Royal Children's Hospital is unique in establishing a chief resident medical rfficer (CRMO) role whose responsibility it is to advocate for all junior medical staff. 

    The CRMO is supported by a dedicated team of like-minded junior medical staff who share a passion for supporting and mentoring junior doctors throughout their postgraduate training.

    A dedicated team of senior medical staff in key training leadership roles are available to assist you in your career development. Our registrars are knowledgeable and experienced in paediatrics, and are available to ensure that you receive the best training experience possible.

    Our Medical Workforce Unit (MWU) is available to advise you on our flexible employment opportunities (part time/job sharing), and where possible, cater for these needs through our rotation and rostering practices. Our MWU staff also provide advice on all medical workforce recruitment/employment matters.

    Research

    As a junior medical staff member you will be working in an environment that encourages and supports ongoing research. The Royal Children's Hospital is fully committed to research as evidenced by the campus partnership with the  Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

    Nursing careers

    Make a big difference to someone small with a rewarding career at The Royal Children's Hospital.

    Our nursing team is world class, passionate and committed to making a big difference to the lives of children. We employ nurses from both paediatric and non-paediatric backgrounds and offer special on the job training and career development opportunities.

    At the RCH we take pride in our supportive work environment and in our team spirit. And if it's variety you are after, then we have roles across the full range of paediatric nursing. So if you're ready to grow into the nurse you want to be, we're ready for you.

    Visit the  Nursing Services section for more information.