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West Gippsland Healthcare (Warragul)

Trainee Positions

  • 2 Advanced trainee Registrars (job share possible), 12 or 6 months
    • Accredited for Rural/Regional and Community/Developmental training

Trainee Level

  • Advanced, FRACP preferred

Contact

Roster and on-call

  • Mixed acute wards and private rooms, accredited for both rural and community compulsory terms
  • On call 1 night in 4 junior staff roster
  • Weekends 1:4 Sat-Sun only.

Wards

  • 8 paediatric beds
  • 6 bed level 4 SCN (>1000 births per year)
  • busy Emergency Department - 10,000 paeds presentations per year
  • 8000 individual rooms presentations per year.

Junior Staff

  • 4 junior staff (including a GP trainee and accredited SRMO from Victorian Basic Paediatric Trainig Network in addition to the above positions).

Senior Staff

  • 4 x full time paediatricians & 1 part time

Clinics (that trainees can attend)

  • Daily clinics (supervised) while sharing ward responsibilities
  • Regular outreach clinics to Leongatha, Wonthaggi and Moe
  • On site multidisciplinary team including speech and OT
  • Opportunities to sit in during visits from tertiary subspecialists
  • Specialist school visits

Education and Teaching

  • Friday morning journal club, formal presentations of patients, education sessions and college activities such as mini-CEx and exam preparation.
  • Regular medical student teaching (with possibility to apply for conjoint academic status with Monash University) 

Pay

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

Accommodation

  • Provided, walking distance to hospital, can cater for families, nominal cost

    Warragul's Senior Registrar (SR) position is perfect for trainees considering a career in general paediatrics, particularly if rural practice is a possibility. The SR acts as a junior consultant with their own patient load, but closely mentored by senior colleagues. They are exposed to all facets of rural and community practice as well as being able to participate in subspecialty clinics and acute paediatrics at West Gippsland Hospital. The West Gippsland Paediatric Group consists of 5 paediatricians working closely together in a very positive and harmonious environment all of whom have a strong committment to training.  The paediatric practice is located within hospital grounds, allowing acute and ambulatory paediatrics on one site. The beautiful rural environment of West Gippsland within an hour of the surf, the snow, the wineries, the gippsland foodie circuit but only 50 mins from Melbourne is an added bonus. This job also allows trainees to see the workings of a paediatric private practice in a safe and secure environment.