Nursing at Royal Rehab is central to the delivery of our rehabilitation and disability services. Our nursing leaders possess a deep understanding of, and commitment to, the speciality practice of rehabilitation and disability nursing. Nurses manage and lead clinical teams providing both inpatient and non-inpatient services. Our nursing operational managers and clinical nurses are supported by a team of professional nursing leaders with clinical, education and research expertise.
Nursing practice at Royal Rehab is informed by evidence and this is facilitated by our strong commitment to research and nursing development. We are proud to have onsite our own Rehabilitation Nursing Research and Development Unit, and a full time Nursing Research and Development Leader. Nurses throughout the organisation are encouraged to reflect upon and question their practice, participate in journal clubs, present at conferences and seminars, write for publication and participate in research. Developing the research capacity of its nurses is a key objective for nursing at Royal Rehab, because nursing at Royal Rehab aspires to be the leader of rehabilitation and disability nursing research and practice development in Australia.
Nurses at Royal Rehab are supported to develop the knowledge, skills and personal attributes to prepare them in their role as facilitators of the conservation and restoration of client/resident functional performance. In so doing, nurses partner with clients/residents to create lives that clients/residents personally and individually consider worth living. As the only discipline with a 24/7 presence in many of our services, nurses are central to the client/resident experience of Royal Rehab and their quality of life.