Gastroenterology Consultant (Undefined)

Job posted: 03/05/2024
Applications close: 31/05/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: $150,000 - $200,000

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11658

Reference: 11658

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $150,000 - $200,000

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

About the Role:

The Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition is advertising 6 ongoing vacant sessions to fulfil the role of one or more permanent Consultant Gastroenterologists. These sessions are available from 14/10/2024 to appoint individuals up to a maximum of a 0.5 EFT or to top-up sessions for those with existing substantive appointments in the department to enable such individuals to be employed as full-time gastroenterologists. These sessions will be linked to inpatient and outpatient duties (clinics) and on-call responsibilities depending on the number of sessions the successful applicants are appointed to. The Head of Department will negotiate the details of oncall duties and clinical sessions with the successful candidate.

You will provide clinical care to paediatric patients with a full range of gastrointestinal, nutritional and liver conditions, including complex tertiary level gastroenterology such as Liver and Intestinal Transplantation. You will contribute to the provision of inpatient and outpatient services (both on-campus and telehealth) and will be involved in the provision of an on-call service. You will collaborate with other services within and outside the RCH to develop a more patient-centred, standardised and sustainable model of care. You will contribute to existing research in collaboration with the key campus partners of the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute with ample opportunity to initiate new research streams will be a key focus of this role.

You will be responsible for:

  • Clinical management of the full range of gastrointestinal, nutritional and liver conditions, including complex tertiary level gastroenterology such as Liver and Intestinal Transplantation

  • Contributing to the development of models of clinical care for Gastroenterological conditions to enhance the quality of that care whilst maximising efficient use of available resources

  • Effective communication with other healthcare providers and consumers, including but not limited to referring paediatricians, family practitioners, junior and senior medical staff, nursing, paramedical, clerical staff, families and patients 

  • Administration and leadership roles in the department.

Your skills and experience:

  • Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP or eligible for FRACP)

  • Fellowship training in paediatric Gastroenterology is essential

  • Demonstrated capacity to work harmoniously and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience in the care of patients with liver transplantation

  • Specialist Medical Registration with AHPRA

  • A professional demeanour.

Key selection criteria:

  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, patients, and families, as well as build and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A flexible and “can do” attitude is crucial, especially with the need to balance sometimes competing and conflicting priorities.
  • Postgraduate training and experience in paediatric gastroenterology
  • Training in Paediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy approved by the Conjoint Committee
  • Demonstration of efficient time management


  • A research qualification eg PhD, MD or Masters in Medicine will be considered favourably.

If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.

Other information and how to apply:

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check and a Working with Children Check. 

The RCH provides world-class facilities for staff, patients, and families, making it an exciting place to work and progress your career. We offer competitive salaries and salary packaging options, along with interesting and varied work.

Applicants must apply online and complete the attached “Application for the appointment, credentialing and Scope of Practice”. The SMS application form and certified copies of requested attachments must be uploaded to the online application. 

Please contact A/Prof Jason Yap Jason.Yap@rch.org.au for further information. 

Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption

Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 31 May 2024

Gastroenterology Consultant (Undefined)

Job type:

Part time

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shiva.aftahi@rch.org.au - Shiva Aftahi - 03 9345 5060

Gastroenterology Consultant (Undefined)