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 Trainee Positions

  • 1 twelve month Senior Registrar position
  • 3 six month Advanced Trainee positions (hospital based - 12 month applicants welcomed)
    • Accredited for General Paediatrics AT Rural training
  • Job share pairs welcome to apply

Trainee Level

  • Prefer Advanced but will consider Basic trainee post NICU


  • For all applicatns - Dr Joel Ziffer: jziffer@bendigohealth.org.au; 03 54547372 (Assistant: Vicki Dean)

Roster and on-call

  • Rotating roster: 43 hour weeks (incl. 5 hours teaching time) staffing a 24 hour roster with multiple outpatient clinics each week depending on shift time.


  • 12 paediatric beds
  • 10 bed level 4 SCN (1,350 births) down to 32 weeks
  • Adult ICU supporting HDU paediatric patients

Junior Staff

  • 5 HMO staff (incl. one rotating paediatric trainee)
  • 2 other registrars in addition to the above positions (ED Advanced Reg and advanced skills GP stream)

Senior Staff

  • Hospital: 9 x VMO paediatricians

Clinics (that trainees can attend)

  • 3 rapid review/post admission clinics per week, 3 general paediatric clinics per week, 1 paediatrics diabetes clinic fortnightly

Education and Teaching

  • 3 hours protected teaching time Wed afternoon Rural Child Health training module
  • Weekly x-ray meeting and Weekly unit education meeting
  • Lots of Monash Uni students about.


  • As per award.


  • Hospital accommodation available at cost.

    Bendigo is a lovely place to live. Australia's 1st UNESCO listed city of gastronomy. Heathcote wineries nearby. Join a Saturday morning bike group. Live theatre with new shows every couple of weeks. A hospital that has a lot of energy, excitement and optimism as it faces a complete rebuild and a very active RMO group.

    Trains run to Melbourne hourly. An easy 90 minute drive to the centre of Melbourne. Good schools, long day care available. Ideally suits trainees in their final couple of years of training but can accept any post exam trainees.