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Sunshine network position

Trainee Positions

  • There are two positions available to commence in 2021.
  • These are linked positions that allow for 2 years of Advanced training, completing all mandatory training requirements, without the need to apply to different sites each year.
  • This position includes
    • 6 months Rural/Regional training (participating sites include Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton, Traralgon, Warragul, Warrnambool)
    • 6 months Acute Care (Sunshine Paediatric Emergency or, possible, Sunshine NICU - level 6)
    • 6 months General Paediatrics (Sunshine Paediatrics, including ample outpatient exposure)
    • 6 months Developmental/Psychosocial (Sunshine community based position being either Community/Developmental Paediatrics in Sunshine Melton and IPC or Adolescent Community role in addiction medicine, CAMHS and behavioural/developmental medicine)

Trainee Level

  • Advanced trainee only


  • Dr Alison Pearce, Sunshine Hospital, alison.pearce@wh.org.au, 0466801565

Roster and on-call, Wards, Junior Staff, Senior Stafs, Clinics & Education

  • Dependent on each position
    • For details on Rural/Regional rotation see specific page within this website
    • For details of the other positions please contact Alison Pearce above


  • As per award plus on call allowance, call backs and overtime


  • Only provided within some Rural/Regional rotations - see specific page within this website 

    Western Health services a diverse community of over 1 million people.  Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s (JKWC) opened in 2019 and has a 32-bed paediatric ward and a new Level 6 NICU.  There are over 6,000 births per year at JKWC.  The Paediatric Emergency Department at Sunshine Hospital is one of the busiest in the state, and assesses approximately 30,000 children each year.   

    General Paediatrics at Western Health comprises inpatient care and a busy outpatient service.  There are ample opportunities for training and supervision in General Paediatrics, Behavioural and Developmental medicine, and subspecialty clinics including Endocrinology, Cardiology, and Dermatology.  There is opportunity to be involved in research, audit, and teaching.  The paediatric team values its trainees, prioritises work-life balance, and is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for clinical education and training.