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NICU - The Royal Women's Hospital

Trainee Positions

  • 4 x full-time Advanced Trainee Registrar positions
    • 6 or 12 month roles available.  6 month roles commence either 5th Feb 2024 or 5th August 2024
    • Job-share applications for 12-month positions are welcome
  • 1 x part-time (0.5 FTE) Advanced Trainee Registrar position - 12 months only, commencing 5th Feb 2024

Trainee Level

  • Advanced trainees preferred (post FRACP exam).  The RWH is an accredited training site with the RACP and trainees can receive advanced training accreditation for core Acute (General Paediatrics AT) or  core Neonatology advanced training.
  • Continuing basic trainees and International Medical Graduates with tertiary neonatal experience (6 months preferred; minimum 3 months) will be considered for 6 or 12 month roles.
    • In addition to trainees from the Victorian Basic Paediatric Training Program (SRMO's), positions can be accredited for continuing basic training (with DPE approval).


  • For further enquiries on these positions, please contact the Medical Workforce Unit medical.recruitment@thewomens.org.au  and cc the JMS coordinator, Dr Amir Zayegh  amir.zayegh@thewomens.org.au

Staffing in the Unit

  • 18.5 FTE for HMO's and Registrars sharing the JMS roster
  • 9 Neonatal Fellows
  • 14 Neonatal Consultants
  • Each Registrar will have a Consultant Neonatologist nominated to be his/her mentor/educational supervisor during their employment.  Each Registrar will also be nominated a Neonatal Fellow mentor.

Roster and on-call

  • Registrar and HMO's work as part of a multidisciplinary team within the Neonatal Intensive and Special Care Nursery.
  • The Registrars, supported by the neonatal fellows and consultants, attend high risk births and provide input for patients on the postnatal ward and babies born at the Royal Women's Hospital who return for assessment to the Women's Emergency Department.
  • Neonatal Fellows are on site 24 hours per day to provide support and clinical assistance
  • 76 hours per fortnight, with minimal rostered overtime
  • Additional training time of 10 hours per fortnight is paid to Advanced Trainees except when rostered on Tuesday and Wednesdays when protected teaching time is provided
  • Rostered night on call is paid as per award

Education and Teaching

This position offers an extensive education program with a focus on clinical education and research; participation in quality audits and research is encouraged and supported.  


  • Classification and salary scale will be dependent on experience and will be in accordance with the AMA Victoria - Victorian Public Health Sector - Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement (the "award")


  • The Royal Women's Hospital is located in the Parkville Precinct within one kilometre of Melbourne CBD, alongside the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  There is paid staff parking available, as well as ample bike sheds on site.  There are multiple public transport options nearby.


    The Royal Women's Hospital (RWH) is Australia's leading independent specialist hospital for women dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of women of all ages and cultures, and newborn babies.  As a tertiary hospital specialising in complex pregnancies, the Women's delivers more than 9,000 babies and cares for more than 2,000 babies in our Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) annually.  The Women's is a major teaching hospital with strong affiliations to the University of Melbourne, with research and education integral to its role.