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Trainee Position

  • 1 Fellow, 2 x 6 months only
    • accredited for 6 months Community/Developmental training

Trainee Level

  • Preferably Advanced Trainee (post FRACP exams)


  • Dr Saba Subiramanian: Sabapathi.subiramanian@cghs.com.au 03) 5143 8944

Roster and on-call

  • Fellow - Outpatient based, not rostered to do on call but 


  • 4 paediatric beds
  • 4 bed level 3 SCN (400 deliveries per year)
  • Non-paediatric Emergency Department (4,000 paediatric presentations/year)
  • CCU keeps some kids

Junior Staff

  • One community based fellow 
  • One JMO – ward based 

Senior Staff

  • 4 x full time staff specialists providing outpatient and 24/7 inpatient cover

Clinics (that trainees can attend)

  • Clinics include: Gen Paeds, continence, respiratory, ASD diagnosis and review, Telehealth follow up, behavioural, outreach, early intervention triage, ADHD assessment and follow up

Education and Teaching

  • Seminar Program in Community Child Health 2 hours weekly (Wednesday 2-4 pm), The Royal Children's Hospital: to attend via video conference (Protected time) 
  • Friday afternoon: Self-directed learning/ training related admin time (protected time) 
  • Monthly M&M,
  • Medical student & resident teaching
  • PROMPT & Neoresus (both run locally)


  • As per award 


  • Provided, walking distance to hospital

    Sale is in the “Middle of Everywhere” (https://themiddleofeverywhere.com.au/en)

    Sale is the gateway to a number of attractions along the southern part of the Ninety Mile Beach. The small towns of Seaspray and Golden Beach directly front the pristine coastline, while Loch Sport is situated on a peninsula wedged between Lake Victoria and the ocean of Bass Strait. The snow mountain of Hotham is within 3 hours drive from Sale and is a great place for everyone to get out and play in the snow; whether it’s learning to ski or snowboard, snow tube, cross country ski, snowshoe, and toboggan or build a snowman. 

    The Community fellow position is an excellent opportunity to learn and fine tune the nuances of developmental and behavioural paediatrics. The position is catered for both a trainee in advanced program who would like a degree of independence and a junior trainee who requires additional support. 

    We also provide outreach indigenous clinic and community clinic to East Gippsland that provides an excellent opportunity for an advanced trainee.