Executive Director – Nursing and Allied Health (EDON) and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 08/06/2022
REF: RCHedn0522
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Executive Director – Nursing and Allied Health (EDON) and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Close Date: 08/06/2022
REF: RCHedn0522
  • Outstanding opportunity in this iconic health service
  • Provide visible strategic and professional leadership for nursing and allied health
  • Advance highest quality of patient and family centred care

The Position
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) seeks to appoint a collaborative and innovative individual to the position of Executive Director – Nursing and Allied Health (EDON) and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Reporting to the CEO the position will contribute to the Executive management of the RCH and the development of overall RCH strategy and plans.
The EDON role has a strong strategic and leadership focus across areas including nursing and allied health workforce planning, quality and professional standards, education and professional development, and research and quality.  Given the demands of the past couple of years, the EDON will lead the requirement to rebuild the nursing and allied health workforce, lifting capability and staff wellbeing across the health service.  Presenting with highly effective interpersonal and influencing skills, the EDON will ensure effective relationships with external organisations including the tertiary sector to support the directions for the nursing and allied health workforce.
The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive executive level nursing experience in a large, complex multi-disciplinary healthcare organisation.  With a track record of leading and managing large change initiatives, the appointee will demonstrate a strong commitment to clinical excellence for nursing and allied health. Presenting as strategic, innovative, adaptable and trustworthy, the appointee will be a natural problem solver and demonstrate the capability to continue to positively develop the high performing culture.  Current, or eligibility for, registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is essential
The Organisation
The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds.
The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.
All applicants please be aware that it is a requirement of your employment that you be vaccinated against Covid-19 and influenza, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, employment. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government vaccination records.
For more information on the organisation visit: rch.org.au
To apply click on APPLY NOW and using reference RCHedn0522 address your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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