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Staff benefits

  • The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.

    Health and wellbeing

    The health and wellbeing program is designed to build and strengthen the RCH Community.

    The program is focused on three key themes, these include; physical health and wellbeing, emotional health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. 

    Employee Assist Program

    The RCH has engaged the services of an external Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider who specialise in providing confidential counselling and consulting services that focus on the early assessment and prevention and/or remediation of personal problems experienced by employees or members of their families. To read more about this confidential service and for details on how to access the EAP, please click here.

    Staff immunisation

    All staff are eligible for immunisations such as influenza, hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella.  

    RCH Ski Club

    The RCH Ski Club is a unique non-profit organisation established to provide employees of the RCH / MCRI and their families the opportunity to access Victoria's Alps for some well earned RandR. Members have priority access to the clubs lodge facilities at both Mt Buller and Mt Hotham. Both lodges provide warm family atmospheres from which to enjoy your winter skiing or summer mountain holiday, at fantastic rates. To find out more about this staff benefit and details on how to apply for membership, please visit the following website

    Financial benefits

    As an employee of the RCH, you are entitled to numerous financial benefits across salary packaging, superannuation and financial consulting services.

    Salary packaging

    Do you want to save in excess of $2,900 every year on average? As an RCH employee, you can!  Salary package with Smart Salary or call 1300 4 SMART (476 278) to book your one-on-one appointment with a Smart Salary consultant.

    Professional development and events

    A key component of our service delivery is the ongoing education of our staff. The RCH have dedicated departments each facilitating development in their core professions including nursing, medical and allied health.

    In addition to professional development and organisational wide competencies, RCH host hundreds of lectures and seminars that all staff are invited to attend.

    Nurse education

    The Nursing Education Team aims to provide excellent education, development and training for nursing staff through clinical support and the provision of educational opportunities. 

    Click here to find out more.  

    Allied health education

    Allied Health have more than 150 full time equivalent allied health practitioners within the departments of Audiology, Educational Play Therapy, Gatehouse Centre, Nutrition, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology.   

    Allied Health work across a broad range of single and multidisciplinary teams and in various clinical areas to provide services to patients and their families on an inpatient and out-patient basis. 

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    Medical education

    Based on the widely accepted 2005 CanMed Framework, our Medical Education programs are designed to offer professional development in each of the key areas that integrate to make a Medical Expert. 

    Click here to find out more.

    Grand Rounds 

    The Grand Rounds seminar series is jointly sponsored by the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Royal Children's Hospital. It is the flagship educational meeting and takes place each week, at lunchtime on Wednesdays. 

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    Early Learning Centre

    The Royal Children's Hospital Early Learning Centre is registered for 120 equivalent full time children between 6 weeks and 5 years of age. Child care places are allocated to the Royal Children's Hospital staff, whilst our Kindergarten is open to the wider community. We are a fully accredited centre, utilising Hospital and Community resources within the City of Melbourne.

    Parent rooms are located off Main Street on the ground floor, on the entry to each Ward on the floors of the IPU, in the RCH Early Learning Centre and in the family precinct on the ground floor. Breast pumps are available within these facilities.

    Retail outlets

    Food and retail outlets include a cafeteria, bakery and coffee outlet, gelato bar, 'grab and go' cafe, sandwich bar, sushi and Asian food, McDonald's, a convenience store, retail pharmacy and gift shop. They are all located on the Ground floor (Beach), in (or just off) Main Street. Trading hours vary, but many operate from 6:30AM to 10:00PM every day. Myki Top Up is available at the Chemist in Main Street on Ground floor (Beach) of the hospital.

    Onsite car park

    The car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The car park is managed by Wilson Parking on behalf of Spotless for RCH.

    Salary deducted parking: RCH staff can apply for permanent parking which is salary deducted.

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    Bicycle storage

    The bicycle storage facility is located on the Lower Ground level and has unique access via Flemington Road. The bicycle storage facility can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days per week including public holidays.

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    Staff Lockers 

     Access to the lockers is in the change rooms located via the Bicycle Storage. Accessible 24/7 including public holidays. Current wait list with limited availability.

    Change rooms/showers 

    Fresh towels supplied for staff daily. Access via bicycle storage. Entrance into hospital via ED. Accessible 24/7 including public holidays.