Paediatric And Burns Surgeon

Job posted: 09/10/2020
Applications close: 01/11/2020 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 35933

Reference: 35933

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • 0.9 FTE (0.7 Burns + 0.2 Paediatric Surgery) 5 years, fixed term.

  • Be at the forefront of Paediatric Burn Care

  • Develop and lead an exciting clinical research program with dedicated time and resources

  • Contribute to the Department of Paediatric Surgery in acute and elective surgical care

The Hospital

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has cared for the children and young people of Victoria since it was founded in 1870. As a tertiary and quaternary centre, the RCH cares for the most critically ill and medically complex paediatric patients in Victoria. In addition to providing a full range of clinical services, the hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. With more than 6,000 staff, 12 wards and 350 beds, the RCH is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria, and also provides care for children and young people from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.

We are the state’s busiest paediatric Emergency Department, often experiencing more than 300 presentations on any given day. The RCH is committed to working with health services across the state and plays a significant role in many critical state and nationwide services. We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time, for the benefit of all Victorian children. The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

The RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, which is home to more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations, with collectively more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region.

The Role

This position is a 0.9 EFT Consultant Surgeon role in the Department of Paediatric Surgery.

The primary purpose of this role is to advance leadership and direction in RCH burns care delivery and research. This involves the maintenance and development of evidence-based and state-of-the-art burns care in collaboration with the Clinical lead of the Burns Unit and other unit surgeons. An important component of this will be taking the lead in the establishment of a culture of clinical research within the Burns Unit with the role having dedicated time for this purpose.

Allied to the delivery of quality burns care, the role will also make an important contribution to the Hospital’s provision of tertiary paediatric surgery, through the provision of acute and elective inpatient and outpatient surgical care. There will be the opportunity to develop an area of clinical expertise and interest in Paediatric Surgery within the Department

Consistent with multidisciplinary nature of burn and general paediatric surgery, the position will work in close partnership with numerous RCH departments, including nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, and the Wadja Aboriginal Family Place. The role will contribute to existing research in collaborations with the key campus partners of University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute with ample opportunity to explore research and educational opportunities.

This position will ensure the Burns Unit and Department of Paediatric Surgery consistently provides the highest quality of care, education and research, with effective relationships with other providers and consumers.

You will be responsible for:

  • The provision and promotion evidence-based and state-of-the-art burns care

  • The establishment and development of a culture of academic clinical research within the Burns Unit

  • Participation in the Department Of Paediatric Surgery on call roster

  • Provision of acute and elective surgical care

  • Development of an area of clinical expertise and interest within the Department

You will have: 

  • A proven track record in delivering a high level of clinical paediatric burns expertise and clinical care

  • Demonstrated commitment to the performance and clinical translation of research

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a high level of paediatric surgery expertise and clinical care

  • Have a ‘can do’ and flexible approach to a busy workload

  • Experience and proven success in supervising and supporting the training of junior staff

  • A proven ability to participate in a multidisciplinary team

Other information and how to apply:

Applicants must apply online attaching certified credentials and a completed “SMS Application for Appointment Form”.

Please contact the Clinical Lead of the Burns Unit, Associate Professor Warwick Teague warwick.teague@rch.org.au 03 9345 5801 for further information.

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

Paediatric And Burns Surgeon

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Michael Nightingale - 0393455801
Warwick teague - 0393455801

Paediatric And Burns Surgeon