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NICU - Monash Health Newborn Service

Trainee Positions

  • 6 x specialist neonatal medical officers (registrars / SHMO's)
    • 6 or 12 month positions available - 12 months preferred
    • Job-share considered for 12 month positions
  • Advanced Training Registrars in Neonatology (previously called Clinical Fellow / Senior Registrar)
    • These roles are not recruited via VPAT at this time - please contact the site directly for application process for Fellow positions

Trainee Levels

  • Specialist neonatal medical officers.  These roles are recruited via this site/VPAT process. 
    • Advanced trainees preferred
    • Suitable for those in their first year of Advanced Training in neonatology, or for General Paediatric or Specialty Paediatric trainees seeking more neonatal experience.
    • Continuing basic trainees, unaccredited registrars/SHMO's, and overseas trained doctors are also considered if they have a minimum of 3 months neonatal experience
  • Advanced Training Registrars in Neonatology (Clinical Fellows) have substantial neonatal experience.  These roles are not currently recruited via VPAT.
    • Advanced trainees progressing towards RACP Fellowship in Neonatology are preferred - trainees require at least 12 months tertiary neonatal intensive care experience
    • International medical graduates with appropriate level of neonatal experience (Level 6/Level 3 NICU) are also considered


  • Dr Anthony Lewis - anthony.lewis@monashhealth.org  (Fellow and Registrar positions)
  • Dr Pramod Pharande - pramod.pharande@monashhealth.org (Fellow positions)
  • Dr Marcel Nold - marcel.nold@monashhealth.org (Registrar positions)

Roster and on-call

  • 24 hour cover to the NICU, SCN, delivery suites, and postnatal wards


  • 64 neonatal cots - neonatal intensive care and special care nursery (approx 4,500 births per year at the Clayton Campus)
  • Provides the full range of medical and surgical care of the newborn with the exception only of ECMO and cardiac surgery.  
  • Monash Newborn provides a neonatal service across several other campuses (Casey, Dandenong, Sandringham) functioning together as a single integrated services with a hierarchy of complexity.  Please see the individual webpages for the services at these other locations)
  • A multidisciplinary, patient-centred approach to care is supported by specialists from the Monash Children's Hospital.

Junior Staff

  • Monash Newborn has a dynamic team that includes 15 neonatal medical officers (registrars/SHMO's), 12 neonatology advanced trainee registrars (senior registrars / fellows), and 13 Consultants committed to delivering the highest quality care to newborn infants and their families.

Senior Staff

  • 13 neonatology consultants


  • Advanced trainee registrars in Neonatology will participate in outpatient follow-up clinics as part of their comprehensive training in Neonatology

Education and Teaching

  • Regular program of academic teaching, including Joint Meetings and Grand Rounds - all junior medical staff will be expected to present at some of these meetings
  • Involvement in research is strongly encouraged. Experienced and enthusiastic support will be given for the planning, conducting, and reporting of your work


  • As per award including overtime


  • Car parking (paid) is available
  • Train station is nearby

    Monash Newborn provides neonatal services to support over 9,000 births per year across Monash Childrens' Hospital Clayton (NICU and SCN), Sandringham, Casey, and Dandenong campuses, functioning as a single integrated service.  About 4,500 babies are born each year at Clayton to a selected high-risk maternity population, with lower-risk mothers managed at the other sites.

    The neonatal nursery in Monash Children's Hospital has a combined NICU and SCN capacity of 64 cots.  Supported by a comprehensive range of paediatric specialty services, including paediatric surgery.  The neonatal service provides the full range of medical and surgical care of the newborns, with the exception only of ECMO and cardiac surgery.  The volume and breadth of the service offers outstanding opportunities for clinical training and research.

    Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service, servicing one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire lifespan.  More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.