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Wangaratta

Trainee Positions

  • Advanced trainee paediatric registrar, either 2 x 6 months or 1 x 12 months
    • 6 month position accredited for Rural/regional training
    • 12 month position accredited for 6 months Rural/regional plus 6 months either Community/Developmental or Acute Care training

Trainee Level

  • Advanced trainee, post FRACP exams

Contact

Roster and on-call

  • Set Roster
    • Monday to Thursday 08:00am to 18:00pm
    • Friday 08:00am to 12:00pm
    • On-call Monday and Wednesday nights with good consultant support
  • Half day every Friday
  • Cover acute ward, special care nursery, and labour ward (34 weeks and above)
  • No weekends and no public holidays

Wards

  • 11 bed Paediatric ward
  • 6 bed SCN; approx. 600 births/year

Junior Staff

  • 1 Resident
  • 1 Advanced trainee paediatric registrar
  • 1 GP paediatric registrar

Senior Staff

  • 5 x Paediatric Consultants

Clinics (that trainees can attend)

  • General paediatrics clinic
  • Paediatric outpatient review clinic
  • 2nd weekly CAMHS clinic with adolescent psychiatrist, purely learning, no case load
  • Outreach clinics: cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology, ASAT

Education and Teaching

  • Radiology - monthly
  • Child psychiatry - monthly
  • Paediatric journal club - Monthly
  • Hospital grand rounds
  • Weekly registrar case discussion

Pay

  • As per award

Accommodation

  • Assistance provided

    Wangaratta is just 2.5 hours from Melbourne, great cycling, wineries, and near the ski fields. Lots of other rotating registrars and an active RMO society. All 5 consultants are hands on. It's a very supportive team. A great cross-section of common general paediatric problems, but also acute management of complex and sick children. Great roster with absolutely no weekends and no public holidays.

    - NATASHA Reg 2018: “I highly recommend working in Wangaratta as a paediatric advance trainee and loved my time working there. There is a wonderfully supportive consultant and paediatric nursing team, and a broad and interesting mix of paediatric and neonatal patients. The roster was great and this combined with Wangaratta’s proximity to Melbourne made the travel relatively easy.”

    - AJAY Reg 2018: "I found working in Wangaratta as a paediatric advanced trainee gave me a broad exposure to wonderful people and a diversity of cases, and the ability to practice both independently and/or with the support of some of the best nurses I've ever encountered plus experienced mentoring clinicians; it's an undiscovered gem and any travel time to/from Melbourne is easily made up for by the fantastic work-life balance."