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Monash Children's Hospital - Paediatric Emergency


  • For more information about Monash Health and Monash Children's Hospital, please visit www.monashchildrens.org.au

  • To see our new children's emergency department visit


Trainee Positions

  • Paediatric Emergency Registrars - 6 or 12 month positions
    • Please note that whilst ACEM registrars seeking paediatric experience may apply via this site, the main recruitment for these trainees occurs in May/June of each year to align with other ACEM roles.  
    • Job-share is possible for these roles
    • Positions may be part-time or full-time


  • 2 x Adolescent Medicine and Emergency AT Registrar positions - 12 months
    • Comprises 6 months in each of Paediatric Emergency and Adolescent Medicine 
      • ED is accredited for ATR, PEM (up to 12 months).  Job-share is possible
      • Adolescent Medicine is accredited for general paediatrics or for adolescent and young adult medicine.  FT/PT (job-share) available
    • This position is particularly valuable for PEM trainees or those interested in adolescent medicine and mental health.
    • Job-share is possible for this role - please enquire with the relevant contact people for each rotation


  • 2 x Community Paediatrics and Emergency AT Registrar positions - 12 months
    • Comprises 6 months in each of Paediatric Emergency and Community
    • Additional information regarding community positions can be found on the separate page for Monash Children's Community 
    • Job-share is possible for this role - please enquire with the relevant contact people for each rotation


  • 2 x Paediatric Emergency and Casey Hospital General Paediatrics - 12 months
    • Comprises 6 months in each of Paediatric Emergency at Monash Hospital and General Paediatrics with perinatal at Casey Hospital.
    • Additional information regarding General Paediatric AT positions at Casey Hospital can be found on the separate page for Monash- Casey Hospital
    • Job-share is possible for this role


Trainee Levels

  • Required expereince
    • 12 months of emergency OR paediatrics training
  • Desirable experience
    • 6 months of neonatology
    • APLS course completion
  • Adolescent/ED role requires 4 years prior paediatric experience
  • Casey / ED role is ideally suited to ACEM trainees


  • Dr Adam West, Director Paediatric Emergency Medicine   
    • adam.west@monashhealth.org  0408 361 937
  • Dr Tobia van Hest, Deputy Direcotr Paediatric Emergency Medicine
    • tobias.vanhest@monashhealth.org  0425 788 400
  • Please see the Monash Gen Paeds / Monash Community / Monash-Casey sites for contact details on these combined roles.

It is recommended that you obtain the position description(s) prior to application.


  • Work as a registrar as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that includes:
    • ACEM and RACP trainees
    • Acute musculoskeletal physiotherapists
    • Child Life Therapists
    • Pharmacists
    • Allied Health
    • Nurse Practitioners (new in 2025)
  • Consultant cover from 0800 - midnight, 7 days per week
  • High acuity, complex cases
  • Protected training time rostered each week


  • Registrars work a rotating roster covering 24 hours, 7 days per week - supported by a friendly and engaged senior medical staff team

Education, Training, Research, Quality and Safety

  • Weekly teaching sessions both in person and online
    • Procedural training
    • US training
  • Multiple concurrent sessions to choose from depending on your phase of training and college
  • In-situ simulation
  • Audit opportunities
  • Extensive research opportunities to complete training requirements
  • Involvement in strategic planning and department decision making


  • As per the current EBA for Doctors in Training (Victoria) 
  • Note that you will be required to upload your application details into the Monash recruitment system once notified of a successful application to enable MCH to process a contract.


  • Monash Health's Paediatric Emergency Department is located at the Clayton site of Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children's Hospital - approximately 23km from Melbourne's CBD
  • There is on site car-parking and discounted staff rates
  • Clayton train station is a short walk away

    Monash Children's Hospital at Monash Health is a fully integrated primary, secondary and tertiary health service to a third of the state's children.  It also plays a vital role in the delivery of many state-wide tertiary services.  It is the thrid largest provider of paediatric medical services in Australia.

    The new purpose-built Monash Children's Hospital opened in mid-2017.  This allows clinical services to be delivered in a child and family-friendly environment and increases bed numbers and services for children of southeast Melbourne and Victoria.  

    Monash Medical Centre's new paediatric emergency department was completed in early 2022.  Providing teriary paediatric emergency care, the ED is adjacent to the new MCH and sees over 40,000 attendances each year.  It is adjacent to, but completely separate from, the adult emergency department.