Position Details
Reference Number 35315
Position Title Paediatric Medicine Registrar
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Award Classification AMA Victoria - Victorian Public Health Sector - Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement - REG Year 1
AMA Victoria - Victorian Public Health Sector - Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement - REG Year 6 and therafter
Salary $50.39 - $69.36 per hour
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week Other
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic (1.5) Paediatric Registrar to join our Paediatric Medicine Department from February 2021 to August 2021.

Details of Department

The Department of Paediatric Medicine is part of the Medical Services Division and is located at the Austin Hospital campus in Heidelberg. 

Austin Health is a paediatric teaching hospital providing secondary level General Paediatrics for our local population while supporting specialised services in the treatment of Eating Disorders and Diabetes. Austin Health also provides tertiary level Paediatric Epilepsy services who are cared for on the Paediatric Ward.

Currently, the inpatient Paediatric Ward is located on 9 East and is an 12-bed unit comprising medical and surgical patients. Medical areas include general paediatrics, endocrine, epilepsy and eating disorders. Surgical areas include ENT, orthopaedics, plastics, ophthalmology and maxillofacial surgery. 

The department runs 3-4 outpatient clinics per week focused on General Paediatrics & Eating Disorder patients. There are also fortnightly Diabetes clinics. The six month term gives the opportunity for the registrar to gain experience in longitudinal outpatient follow-up of patients with a variety of problems. Medical student teaching is also required.

The Paediatric Emergency Department is a 3 cubicle dedicated area with a paediatric procedure room. The department has 2 Resuscitation rooms which are equipped for both adult and paediatric presentations. The department sees approximately 18,000 paediatric presentations every year and is staffed with Paediatric Emergency Physicians, Paediatric Registrars and Emergency Registrars.

Details of position/position requirements

The Paediatric Registrars work as part of a team of 9 registrars, 7 of whom work a rotating roster covering nights and weekends.

Registrars will be expected to assess and manage paediatric patients (up to 18 years old) in the Paediatric Inpatient Ward, in Paediatric Emergency and Outpatient Clinics.

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Austin Health values
  • Be registered as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) - (note eligible applicants will be assisted through this process).
  • Have appropriate training and experience applicable to the field of Paediatric Medicine
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high quality patient care
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels
  • Job sharing for this 6 month post may be considered. This position is accredited by the RACP for 6 months Paediatric Medicine Advanced Training, or continuing Basic Training.
  • Ability to participate in the roster for after hours and weekend cover if required.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working with Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Application Instructions:

Click on ‘Apply Now’ at the end of this page. You will be directed to sign in/register through the Austin Health Careers Site. Complete the registration process as prompted.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Employment History Datasheet (upload as Selection Criteria Response)
  • Working with Children's Check Card 
Contact Person Catriona Fleming
Contact Number (03) 9496 5637
Contact Email catriona.fleming@austin.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Ashley Fowler
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 5637
Alternate Contact Email ashley.fowler@austin.org.au
Closing Date 10/02/2021
Position Description
Employment History Datasheet-20200529.xlsx Open
2020 - Paediatric Medicine Registrar Position Description - Part time.pdf Open
Application Guide click here to view