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Nurses at The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) provide Great Care to neonates, children, young people and their families in more than 60 different services. We are committed to competency based practice and provide nurses with a comprehensive, individualized orientation program. Nurses can develop their careers in Clinical Practice, Management, Education or Research and the Domains of Practice describe professional role expectations. Opportunities for development are based on performance not tenure and our current nursing vacancies may be found on the RCH
2022 Nursing Development Scholarships, Dame Elisabeth and Elizabeth Fearon are now open. Se Nursing Research : Scholarships and research funding for more information.
In 2014 RCH Nursing Executive began working with RCH Nurse Unit Managers (NUM) and Associate Nurse Unit Managers (ANUM) to understand their practice reality and to develop a shared vision of the management and leadership of nursing teams. NUM’s and ANUM’s were surveyed and
then invited to attend focus groups. The information provided was themed and formed the basis of a project plan which was actioned by the NUM and ANUM working group.
Key achievements of the working group include;
The development of these resources is the next step in achieving our vision, clarifying the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) as the pinnacle in point of care nursing practice. The guide provides NUM and applicants with clear organisational expectations of the CNS role.