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2022 Paediatric Emergency Registrar

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Paediatric Emergency Medicine Registrars - Applications for 2022

These are accredited (by the RACP and ACEM) registrar positions in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM). The post is suitable for trainees in general paediatrics, paediatric emergency medicine and general emergency medicine. The department is accredited for 6 months Paediatric Emergency Medicine Training. RACP Advanced trainees in General Paediatrics must complete 6 months of acute paediatrics. Sunshine Hospital paediatric ED is accredited for acute paediatrics by the RACP.

Sunshine Hospital Children’s Emergency manages over 25,000 annual presentations by children (under 17 years of age). A new Children’s Emergency opened in March 2021, with new resuscitation cubicles scheduled to open in mid-2021. The successful applicant(s) will assess and manage paediatric patients and supervise more junior members of the medical team. The PEM registrar roster includes daytime, evening, weekend and night shifts. 

This position lends itself to job sharing.

Notable features of the department and position include:

  • 17 paediatric emergency specialists on staff
  • Specialist cover 7 days/week
  • Paediatric emergency nurse practitioner
  • Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s inpatient and outpatient paediatric services with potential for combined appointments
  • Teaching and supervision of residents and interns is a key part of the role
  • Multi-modal teaching provided in person and via video-links
  • Cultural & economic diversity of Melbourne's western suburbs
  • Potential for combined appointment with Werribee Mercy Hospital paediatric service

Required Experience

  • one year paediatric experience for paediatric (RACP) trainees. 
  • one year emergency experience for emergency medicine (ACEM) trainees.

Desirable experience

  • APLS Course or equivalent
  • 6 months neonatal unit experience
  • 6 months paediatric or adult ICU experience
  • 6 months paediatric retrieval experience
  • Specialist Exams completed: FRACP (Paediatric) or primary FACEM

Research Opportunities

  • Research program linked with the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) Network, University of Melbourne and Notre Dame University.
  • Paediatric campus of the Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research

Active and established teaching programs in place including

  • quarterly one-day PLS course
  • weekly teaching sessions 
  • weekly radiology review sessions
  • paediatric simulation in a dedicated simulation centre and in situ within the ED
  • involvement in the regional teaching program in paediatric emergency medicine in Melbourne
  • direct opportunities to contribute to www.dontforgetthebubbles.com

Please direct email enquiries and applications to:

A/Prof. David Krieser ([email protected]) or Dr Bindu Bali ([email protected])

Phone enquiries can be made through the ED office on 8345 1268

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Melbourne, VIC

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