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Job posted: 25/09/2020
Applications close: 25/10/2020 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 21761

Reference: 21761

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Clinical Lead Paediatrician - Womens's @ Sandringham
Ongoing Position
5.25 Hours per week

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

The Women’s Neonatal Service also manages the Special Care Nursery (SCN) at Sandringham Hospital in order to benefit from the co-location of the Women’s @ Sandringham (W@S) Maternity Service.  In 2017, the capacity of the SCN increased to 8 cots. In general, infants born at or above 34 weeks’ gestation will remain at Sandringham unless they require tertiary specialist services.

Position Purpose
The  Clinical Lead  Paediatrician will participate in the clinical care of babies at the Women's at Sandringham Special Care Nursery, babies requiring resuscitation at delivery ,as well as babies who require review on the maternity wards and  babies <7 days of age   presenting to the Sandringham Emergency Department.   This includes participation in an on call roster (Category 1; available within 30 mins) The paediatrician will lead in the education, training, research and administrative activities of Neonatal Services as agreed with the Director (Medical) RWH The Clinical lead Paediatrician will participate in quality assurance and accreditation activities as required, will pursue personal professional development and will lead as a member of the multidisciplinary team of Neonatal Services.

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia
Hold an appropriate postgraduate qualification (FRACP or recognised equivalent) in Paediatrics
Have excellent interpersonal skills that faciliate cooperative and collaboratve care across campuses and between disciplines
Demonstrate leadership of senior medical staff and in supervising clinical care, and in providing education and training opportunities.

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters. 

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

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Susan Jacobs - (03) 8345 2000

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