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Statewide Paediatric Training Program

Tasmanian Government - Hobart, TAS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

STATEWIDE Paediatric Training Program (2022)

Tasmanian Health Service


Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 30 June, 2021 11:55 PM

Position details

Applications close:
Wednesday 30 June, 2021 11:55 PM AEST

Award/Classification:
MP Level 5 (Registrar/Snr yr1)


Employment Type:
Full Time

Region:
Statewide

Location:
Paediatrics RHH

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the major paediatric and neonatal referral service, as well as the major university teaching hospital for the state of Tasmania. There is an active registrar training program including written and clinical exam preparation, research project support, and education in advanced training stream. Research is actively encouraged and supported through links with the University of Tasmania and the Menzies Research Institute. Financial support is available for conference leave. The Department of Paediatrics is managed by a team of Staff and VMO Specialists in Neonatology, Neonatal and Paediatric Emergency Transport, Paediatric Intensive Care, Oncology, Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Developmental Paediatrics, Community Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery, Child Psychiatry, Endocrinology, Emergency Medicine and General Paediatrics. In 2020 the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Paediatric and Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (NPICU) moved into a new hospital building, which brought exciting new growth opportunities for our department.

The Paediatric Department offers a truly extraordinary range of experience for Paediatric trainees with excellent consultant support.

There are a range of basic and advanced training positions available as outlined below.


Positions available:

(see below for details)


  • Basic Trainee
    • BT1 – Junior Registrar (1-2 BT Stream positions) *Separate Application
    • BT Registrar (1-2 BT Stream positions)
  • Advanced Trainee
    • AT Registrar (2 AT Stream positions)
    • Senior Registrar/Fellow in General Paediatrics
    • Senior Registrar/Fellow in Community Paediatrics
    • Senior Registrar/Fellow in Paediatric Rehabilitation
    • Senior Registrar/Fellow in Adolescent Medicine
  • Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
    • Senior Registrar/Fellow in NPICU (2 AT positions in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine)
    • Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Registrars


BASIC TRAINEE (BT) IN GENERAL PAEDIATRICS


These positions are to assist in the care of children in our in-patient and outpatient services. Possible rotations include Ambulatory/Outpatient care, Neonatal & Paediatric Intensive care and transport, Paediatric Emergency, Inpatient ward at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie. These positions are accredited by the RACP for basic training in General Paediatrics. LGH and NWRH are both accredited for rural training as well as basic training if on rotation from Hobart.


1. BT1 – Junior Registrar


This position is ideal as an entry point into paediatric training or an extended paediatric experience for those in other training programs. Please see separate application.


2. BT REGISTRAR


New for 2022:

As of 2022, we will be offering 1-2 positions in a Paediatric Basic Trainee Stream (BT Stream).

BT Stream: A successful applicant to the BT Stream would be granted a 3-year position, which would fulfill all their basic trainee requirements.

Stream positions have two entry pathways, 1) BT1 (junior registrar) positions, 2) BT Registrar positions if entering as the first year on the training program.

The BT Stream would be structured as follows:

Year 1: Broad year to develop skills in acute medicine – 3 months Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care, 3 months Emergency, 6 months of General Paediatrics (ward, relief, etc).

Year 2 - General Year - 6 months in General Paediatrics at RHH, and 6 months in General Paediatrics in a regional hospital (Launceston General Hospital or North West Regional Hospital, Burnie)

Year 3: Tertiary year – rotation from the RHH to the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, or the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Note: Trainees are not required to continue for all three years, and adjustments to this program may be made on request on an individual basis within the capacity of the RHH Program. Years 2 and 3 in the program are subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding of all posts.


We also welcome applications from trainees who are interested in BT Registrar positions but do not wish to apply for the BT Stream.


ADVANCED TRAINEE IN GENERAL PAEDIATRICS


These positions are to assist in the care of children in our inpatient and outpatient services. Possible rotations include Ambulatory/Outpatient care, Neonatal & Paediatric Intensive Care and Transport, Paediatric Emergency, Paediatric Ward in Hobart, Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and North West Regional Hospital (NWRH), Burnie. The positions in Hobart are accredited by the RACP for advanced training in General Paediatrics. LGH and NWRH are both accredited for rural training as well as general paediatrics with a perinatal component.

Support can be offered for advanced training projects through a joint program with UTAS (https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/54w-bachelor-of-health-public-health-professional-honours)


1. ADVANCED TRAINEE REGISTRAR


General Paediatric AT Stream: A successful applicant to the General Paediatric AT Stream would be granted a 3-year position, which would fulfill all of their general paediatric advanced trainee requirements.

The training program would be structured as follows:

Year 1: 6 months in General Paediatrics at RHH, and 6 months in General Paediatrics in a regional hospital (Launceston General Hospital or North West Regional Hospital, Burnie) – this rotation fulfills the rural and perinatal training requirement.

Year 2: 6 months in a Community/Developmental Paediatric post (Community Paediatrics, Paediatric Rehabilitation), and 6 months in Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care and Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport. This rotation will fulfill acute and community/developmental training requirements.

Year 3: 3 months Outpatients, 6 months General Paediatrics at RHH, and 3 months in General Paediatrics in a regional hospital (Launceston General Hospital or North West Regional Hospital, Burnie). This year is flexible, depending on the availability of other positions, and may include the role of Senior Registrar in General Paediatrics depending on the individual’s interests and experience.

Note: Trainees are not required to continue for all three years, and adjustments to this program may be made on request on an individual basis within the capacity of the RHH Program. Years 2 and 3 in the program are subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding of all posts, in particular STP funded posts.


We also welcome applications from trainees who are interested in AT Registrar positions but do not wish to apply for, the AT Streams.


2. SENIOR REGISTRAR/FELLOW GENERAL PAEDIATRICS


This position is designed for a senior advanced trainee to provide support to the acute paediatric service. In addition to clinical care, the main areas of responsibility are the supervision and support of junior medical staff on the paediatric ward and in the ambulatory care unit. The senior registrar coordinates the roster and education schedule with staff specialists. There is also involvement in the neonatal and paediatric emergency transport service, including on-call. There is ample opportunity to pursue interests in areas such as research, medical education, policy or evidence-based medicine.


3. SENIOR REGISTRAR/FELLOW IN COMMUNITY PAEDIATRICS


These positions are accredited for advanced training in community child health (CCH) as well as a community term for general paediatrics. They are suitable for a senior trainee wanting experience in Community Paediatrics, Child Protection, Paediatric Rehabilitation or Public Health. These positions involve working and training in child development and child protection, and paediatric rehabilitation. There is also the opportunity to work in paediatric policy and service development at state level. There is involvement in the on-call and after-hours roster for the acute paediatric service.


4. SENIOR REGISTRAR/FELLOW IN PAEDIATRIC REHABILITATION


This unique position may be filled by trainees in CCH, Advanced Trainees in General Paediatrics, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, or Adult Rehabilitation Medicine, as it provides excellent training in neurodevelopmental follow up and rehabilitation of infants and children. The role involves admission and care of patients with liaison with Specialist Medical Staff. The trainee will also provide care for patients referred to outpatient Paediatric Rehabilitation clinics (General Rehabilitation, Spinal, Brain Injury, Neuromuscular, Combined Orthopaedic-Rehabilitation Clinic, Transition Clinic). There is involvement in the on-call and after-hours roster for the acute paediatric service.


5. SENIOR REGISRAR/FELLOW IN ADOLESCENT MEDICINE


This position is suitable for a senior trainee wanting to experience inpatient and outpatient Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. The position is accredited for AYAM trainees, or Non-Core General Paediatrics. This position will involve working on the new adolescent medicine ward, in the Eating Disorder Clinic, and with other adolescent outpatient care. There is also the opportunity to work in service development and delivery. There is involvement in the on-call and after-hours roster for the acute paediatric service.


TRAINEE IN NEONATAL AND PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE


This position involves the provision of clinical care in a 12 bed Neonatal and Paediatric ICU (NPICU) and its co-located 16 bed Special Care Nursery. In addition to medical care provided for neonates, infants and children, the NPICU also provides experience in the care of neonates with surgical conditions. The role includes participation in the Neonatal and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NPETS), the Early Development Clinic, the High-Risk Antenatal Clinic (Fetal Medicine), education, research and quality improvement initiatives.


  • SENIOR REGISTRAR/FELLOW IN NICU


This position incorporates clinical training with more senior responsibilities, including the supervision of junior medical staff. The position involves a roster that includes daytime supervision of the unit, participation in an after-hours registrar roster, and the opportunity to be first on-call (i.e. acting consultant with back-up) when sufficiently experienced. The position is accredited for a maximum total of 18 months of advanced training in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (maximum of 12 months core training in a perinatal centre). Each 12 month period is equivalent to 3 months of accredited surgical training. Senior Registrars will also participate in the newborn emergency transport roster with transport experience also meeting advanced training requirements. This position is also accredited for the acute paediatric requirements of advanced training in General Paediatrics and may be suitable for a senior general paediatric trainee.

Note – Interested Career Medical Officers are invited to express interest to the unit director.


  • TRANSPORT NPICU REGISTRAR


This position involves training and participation in the Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS). The role incorporates participation in NETS teaching, service development, audit and quality improvement activities. The role includes participation in the NPICU registrar roster.

Registrars in the transport role are closely supported by NPICU/NETS consultant staff and the NETS Nursing team.

This position satisfies the criterion for the Paediatric component of adult CICM training.


Salary

$95,697 - $135,411 per annum


Classification

Medical Practitioner Level 5-11 (Registrar/Senior Registrar)


Award

Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award


Period of Employment

Fixed term, full time, day work (part time may be considered) 80 hours per fortnight, commencing 31 January 2022 until 30 January 2023

Note: For suitable applicants 24-month contract may be negotiated at time employment offer.


Location

Royal Hobart Hospital
Launceston General Hospital
North West Regional General Hospital


Duties

The Registrar is responsible for the day to day management of private and public inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital and provides after-hours emergency cover at the hospital as determined by the Medical Workforce Unit.


Essential Requirements

Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

  • General or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (where applicable and as determined by individual position requirements).

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence

b) Sex Related Offences

c) Serious Drug Offences

d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.


Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents



RHH Paediatric Trainee Data Sheet


For further information please contact the relevant person listed -

General Paediatric Registrar (BT & AT), Senior Registrar/Fellow General Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (incorporating Tasmanian Paediatric basic training positions)

Dr Michelle Williams

Director of Paediatric Education

Email: michelle.williams@ths.tas.gov.au

OR

Dr Melissa Lambeth

Paediatrician

Email: Melissa.lambeth@ths.tas.gov.au

Senior Registrar/Fellow Neonatal & Paediatric Intensive Care & Retrievals

Dr Tony De Paoli

Director of Neonatal & Paediatric ICU

Email: Antonio.depaoli@ths.tas.gov.au

Senior Registrar/Fellow Community Paediatrics

Dr Anagha Jayakar

Community/Child Protection Paediatrician

Email: Anagha.jayakar@ths.tas.gov.au

Senior Registrar/Fellow Rehabilitation

Dr Eliza Maloney

Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist

Email: eliza.maloney@ths.tas.gov.au

How to apply


What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • The online Application Form
  • A Current Resume/CV
  • A Cover Letter – please include why you would like to come to the Tasmanian Paediatric Training Program, what skills and attributes you bring, and outline your demonstrated commitment to ongoing education and learning
  • RHH Paediatric Trainee Data Sheet

Please note:

You are not required to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties for this position.

You ARE required to complete the ‘RHH Paediatric Trainee Data Sheet’ attached.

Please note: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For further information on the application process please contact Marita Eccles - medical.recruitment@ths.tas.gov.au

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