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Paediatric Sleep Scientist or Nurse – Monash Health


Paediatric Sleep Scientist or Nurse – Monash Health Healthcare & Medical

Employment Type: Fixed Term Part-Time, Part Time Ongoing

Entity: Monash Health

Department : Ward 4E Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre
Location: Monash Children’s Hospital
Position Summary
  • Dedicated paediatric sleep unit operating Monday to Friday evening
  • Key role in providing excellent patient care; monitor, assess sleep disorders and adequacy of treatments
  • Permanent and temporary positions available

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of the Health and Care Workers.

About the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre at Monash Health

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities

The Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre is staffed by consultant sleep and respiratory paediatricians, sleep scientists and nurses experienced in the diagnosis and management of all paediatric sleep disorders. We provide an inpatient sleep study service performing nearly 1,000 sleep studies on patients each year, an outpatient home oximetry service, a non-invasive ventilation service and an apnoea monitoring service.

We are now excited to offer a variety of shifts in both permanent and temporary roles (details below), which would suit either an experienced Paediatric Sleep Nurse OR an experienced Paediatric Sleep Scientist. The positions are all located at our facility in the Monash Children’s Hospital at Clayton.

About the Role

The Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre operates Monday to Friday evenings, with a set roster based on a fortnightly template.

Overnight shifts are from 10.30pm–7.30am (9 hrs), and duties involve the continuous overnight monitoring of paediatric patients undergoing overnight sleep studies, as well as removal and cleaning of all sensors after the study in the morning.

Evening shifts are from 6.15pm-10.45pm, and duties involve the application of sensors and commencement of recording for the monitoring of paediatric patients undergoing overnight sleep studies.

The set-up shift is for a Friday evening (week 1), with overnight shifts available on Mondays (weeks 1 & 2), Thursday (week 2) and Friday (week 2).

The opportunities we now have available are:

  • up to four permanent overnight shifts (to 36 hours per fortnight);
  • two temporary overnight shifts (18 hours per fortnight); and
  • one permanent evening shift (4.5 hours per fortnight).

About You

You are a Registered Nurse or Medical Scientist with Paediatric experience, adept at working with varied monitoring equipment and software systems. You thrive working in a dynamic team and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of evidence based care to all patients. You are an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles.

What you need:

  • Registered Nurse Degree/equivalent OR Science Degree/equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in Paediatrics
  • Australian working rights

What we offer:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills
  • mentorship and career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums and conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff car parking and gym, uniform and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – email applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

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Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in Paediatrics
  • Experience in Sleep Medicine
Nicole Verginis
Chief Clinical Scientist
8572 3589