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Reference Number 56608
Position Title Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing-SURGICAL STREAM
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Melbourne Health only
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award Registered Nurses [22]
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• Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing- SURGICAL STREAM
• La Trobe University
• Part Time Fixed Term

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.


We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals interested in completing a Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Surgical Stream) to join our teams. This is a part time-fixed term position, working 64 hours per fortnight, based at one of the following clinical areas:

  • 3S
  • 3SW
  • 5N
  • 7SE
  • 7SW
  • 9W

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering a 12 month Acute Care Post Graduate Nursing course in conjunction with our affiliate partner La Trobe University. This course follows a professional development framework which supports nurses in developing higher-order clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency and exceptional communication skills required to care for the complex acutely unwell patient.


Applications are now open for the Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing - Surgical Stream. This course is open to Registered Nurses who have successfully completed a Graduate Nurse Program.

About The Program

  • Enrolment into a Master of Acute Care Nursing through La Trobe University is required, with exit points at Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels
  • Program length is 12 months
  • The Nursing Education Department including experienced, passionate and dedicated Clinical Nurse Educators will support students in this transition into Acute Care Nursing
  • For further information on the Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing please visit: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/master-of-nursing 


• A Values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement, including training and research opportunities, and access to mentorship and leadership programs.
• Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees.
• Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs (That’s an additional day off every month!), onsite car parking, close to public transport.

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Post Graduate Nursing Program Coordinator clearly stating the clinical area/ward applicant is currently working in and the clinical area/ward the applicant is applying to complete the course in
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Most recent academic transcripts
  • Contact details of two (2) senior clinical referees (i.e. NUM, ANUM, CNE)

All applications will be assessed on letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic record, clinical experience, references and interview. 


Please note that stream availability is always subject to change.


For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing please visit: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/master-of-nursing 


For more information regarding post graduate studies at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, please visit: www.thermh.org.au/post-graduate-studies


Our Commitment to you


Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   


We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.


This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you currently employed on 3S?
Essential: Are you currently employed on 3SW?
Essential: Are you currently employed on 5N?
Essential: Are you currently employed on 7SE?
Essential: Are you currently employed on 7SW?
Essential: Are you currently employed on 9W?
Essential: Are you currently employed on NRTP?
Essential: Are you currently employed in an alternate ward within the Royal Melbourne Hospital? If so, please state:
Contact Person Kate Dell'Oro
Contact Number 93424979
Alternate Contact Person Kristie MacKenzie
Alternate Contact Number 93424149
Closing Date 22/04/2021
Position Description
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