2023 Neonatal Clinical Fellow

Job posted: 05/05/2022
Applications close: 17/06/2022 (Midnight)
22 days remaining

22 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 48340

Reference: 48340

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

  • Join Monash Newborn at Monash Children’s Hospital in 2023 for your training as a Neonatal Clinical Fellow/Senior Registrar

  • Join a dynamic team that includes 15 registrars, 12 Senior Registrars/Fellows and 13 Consultants committed to delivering the highest quality care to newborn infants and their families

  • Take advantage of the outstanding opportunities for training that a large multi-disciplinary perinatal service provides in a dedicated Children’s Hospital.  Enjoy a vibrant and supportive environment to acquire those skills needed to become a world-class Neonatal Paediatrician!


About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information, please visit www.monashhealth.org 

About Monash Doctors

There are more than 1,300 Junior Medical staff positions at Monash Health in over 200 medical specialties, to help grow your career. We offer unparalleled opportunities in Victoria's largest & most clinically diverse teaching health service.

About Monash Newborn
Monash Newborn provides neonatal services to support over 9,000 births a year and is responsible for the provision of neonatal services for Monash Health within the Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton, Dandenong and Casey campuses, functioning together as a single integrated service with a hierarchy of complexity. About 4,500 babies are born each year at Clayton to a selected high-risk maternity population, while lower risk mothers are managed at Dandenong and Casey Hospitals, which have about 2,500 births at each site each year respectively.

The neonatal nursery in Monash Children’s Hospital has a combined neonatal intensive care and special care capacity of 64 cots. Supported by a comprehensive range of paediatric specialty services at Monash Children’s, the neonatal service is able to provide the full range of medical and surgical care of the newborn with the exception only of ECMO and cardiac surgery. The volume and breadth of the service offers outstanding opportunities for clinical training and research.


About the Role
The Neonatal Fellow will work in the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and Special Care Unit (SCN) of Monash Newborn and in the birthing suites and postnatal wards at Monash Medical Centre. They will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide safe and effective person centred care and may undertake training towards attaining Fellowship of the relevant College. The position is designed to provide the Fellow with an in-depth training in the management of a wide range of medical and surgical clinical issues in the newborn infant in a large complex multi-disciplinary health service environment while supported by Senior Medical Staff at all times.

The role includes

  • Patient assessment and management in consultation with the Neonatologist attending that area

  • Patient care coordination including the liaison with visiting specialists and members of the paediatric surgical team, and the management of patients under the care of their team

  • Attendance at high-risk deliveries

  • Family member communication, feedback and liaison

  • Provide leadership to the team of junior staff

  • Promote the highest standards of care through supervision and teaching of Registrars

  • Extensive interaction with the other health professionals, especially, the nursing and allied health staff

  • Ensure effective communication between all members of the nursing and medical team

  • Interaction with and teaching of Associate Registrars and Students

  • Active participation in all aspects of the Academic Program of Monash Newborn including presentation at Joint Meetings and Grand Rounds

  • Involvement with research is strongly encouraged and the experienced and enthusiastic support of the Senior Medical Staff will be given for the planning, conducting and reporting of their work

  • Play an active part in quality improvement activities

  • Contribute to the continuing development of Monash Newborn as a leading centre for neonatal care

  • Self-management (including time management, accessing education and training and completing college requirements)

  • Provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary treating team

  • Demonstrate commitment towards key organisational initiatives

  • Demonstrate compliance with all relevant Monash Health Policies and Procedures


About You:

  • You will be keen to consolidate and progress your training and skills in the advanced care of the newborn infant and their families. 

  • You will have the appropriate level of clinical knowledge and training to progress and thrive in the central, complex role of Neonatal Clinical Fellow/Senior Registrar in a busy neonatal intensive care unit.


What you need:

  • A medical qualification (MBBS or equivalent) which is recognised for registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

  • Advanced Trainee of the relevant Medical College in Neonatal Paediatrics

  • At least 12 months of Level 6 Neonatal Intensive Care experience

What we offer:

Salary packaging

Onsite discounted staff parking

Discounted banking (BankVic)

Onsite Gym

Access to professional development courses and seminars

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.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

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

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.

All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

2023 Neonatal Clinical Fellow

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Dr Anthony Lewis - 03 85723650

2023 Neonatal Clinical Fellow