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Trainee Positions

  • 3 trainees (3 x 12 month or 6 x six month jobs)
    • accredited for Rural/Regional training (plus 6 months Community/Developmental or Acute care for 12 month position) 

Trainee Level

  • Advanced trainee (RACP) or equivalent


Roster and on-call

  • Trainees rostered to Children’s Ward, Rapid Review Clinic, Special Care Nursery and Outpatient clinics
  • Rotating 5 week roster (Reg 1 ward day; Reg 2 ward afternoon; Reg 3 outpatient; Reg 4 Rapid review/ED admit; Reg 5 nights)


  • 8 paediatric beds 
  • 6 bed level 3 SCN
  • Shared ICU with facilities for high flow, CPAP & BiPAP as well as short term ventilation/ cardiovascular support

Junior Staff

  • 5 residents

Senior Staff

  • 5 full time staff specialists

Clinics (that trainees can attend)

  • 2 days per week afternoon Gen Paeds clinics
  • 1 day per month outreach (Robinvale)
  • 1 day per week CYMHS intake meeting for developmental & behavioural paediatrics

Education and Teaching

  • The Paediatric Unit Education Calendar is inclusive of Clinical Governance, M&M, Case presentations, Journal club and Paediatric Grand Round (Friday 1230-1530)
  • Monash Rural Clinical School student, junior medical staff, nursing/midwifery, interns.


  • As per award


  • MBPH will provide a one bedroom fully furnished Hospital apartment - the accommodation includes WIFI  access and on-site parking.  MBPH will supply a doona with cover, pillows and the mattress protector.  No pets are to be housed at any MBPH accommodation.

    Mildura Base Public Hospital (MBPH) is a 172- bed Level 1 tertiary teaching hospital providing patient centred approach to care when members of our community are at their most vulnerable.   

    Mildura Base Public Hospital is the major public referral health service for the Northern Mallee sub-region of the Loddon Mallee region of Victoria, the far west region of New South Wales, and the Riverland area of South Australia. The catchment population of over 80,000. 

    The Paediatric unit covers General Paediatrics, Neonatology, and Paediatric emergency presentations. We care for children aged from 34 weeks gestation up to 17 years.  Registrars work within the Children’s Ward, Special Care Nursery, Birth Suite, Post Natal Ward, ICU and Theatre and are responsible for Paediatric and Neonatal admissions.  There are over 9000 Paediatric ED presentations per year and approx. 2000 admissions and 900 births per year. 

    We manage a diverse case mix and have a close working relationship with Paediatric specialties in tertiary centres in Melbourne and Adelaide.​​​​​​​

    The Paediatric Advanced Trainee Registrar is a senior member of the Junior Medical Staff within the clinical team.  The primary function of this role is the provision of care for patients and families at a level of skill and autonomy consistent with advanced training in Paediatrics.