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Monash Children's Hospital - Developmental and Community Paediatric Unit

Trainee Positions

  • 2 x Community Paediatric Advanced Training Registrar positions - 12 months
    • Job-share considered
    • Accredited for 6 months core Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics with the Community Child Health Advanced Training Committee (ATC), 6 months non-core training, and 6 months Community-based multidisciplinary paediatrics (concurrent requirements)
    • Positions also satisfy 6 months of Developmental / Psychosocial training for the General Paediatrics ATC

 

  • 2 x Community / Paeds ED positions - 12 months
    • These roles spend 6 months in each of Community Paeds and Paeds ED (Clayton)
    • Job-share considered

 

  • 1 x Community Outreach AT position - 12 months
    • Job-share possible
    • Accredited for non-core general paediatrics advanced training
    • Unique training role that continues to evolve, with opportunities in the following areas:
      • Coroner's Court - providing assistance and input as directed (Tues/Wed)
      • Aboriginal Adolescent Health clinical service provided at Worawa Aboriginal College (Healesville) - see www.worawa.vic.edu.au  (Mon/Fri)
        • Note:  for cultural reasons, the role at Worawa requires a female doctor.  Applicants wishing to job-share are encouraged to apply as the Worawa and Coroner's Court roles could be separated.
        • During this role you will be the only doctor on-site at the time.  There is a school nurse and other staff available on-site.  Acute advice is available via phone, and non-urgent cases are discussed during allocated supervision time.  As such, this role would suit more senior advanced trainees, but first year advanced trainees are also welcome to apply.
      • Supervision and administrative time (Thurs)
      • A project related to either Worawa or Coroner's Court is expected
      • Participation in the evening/weekend ward cover and advanced trainee responsibilities as part of the Monash Children's team may be required.

 

  • 1 x Community Paediatric Fellow in Schools position - 12 months part-time
    • ​​​​​​​Accredited for 3 months core Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics with the Community Child Health Advanced Training Committee (ATC) and 3 months Community-based multidisciplinary Paediatrics (concurrent requirements)
    • Unique training role where the Fellow will work independently in the community, seeing patients within a school-based clinic - with onsite supervision from a consultant Paediatrician

 

Trainee Levels

  • Advanced trainees only (post FRACP exam)

 

Contacts

  • Dr Jacqui Manohar  jacqueline.monahar@monashhealth.org    - community registrar roles
  • Dr Adam West  adam.west@monashhealth.org  - paediatric ED roles
  • Dr Rob Roseby   robert.roseby@monashhealth.org  - community outreach role
  • Dr Kypros Kyprianou  kypros.kyprianou@monashhealth.org - community fellow in schools role

 

Roster and on-call

  • Community registrars work 86 hours per fortnight as per the EBA, which includes protected teaching time
  • One community position includes after hours cover of the MCH Clayton general and specialty paediatric wards, with 1 - 2 on-call periods every 3 months
  • Outreach Community AT works Monday to Friday as outlined above.  The AT participates in the evening and weekend and on-call roster for MCH Clayton wards approximately once in every 3 months
  • ED registrars cover a rotating roster which includes days/evenings/nights across all 7 days.  Roster is 86 hours per fortnight with limited rostered overtime.

 

Clinics 

  • For community paediatric roles:
    • Developmental Paediatrics clinic, Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton
    • Spina Bifida clinic
    • Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service clinics
    • Community and Developmental clinics at sites within the Monash catchment area
  • For outreach community paediatric role:
    • Adolescent aboriginal health clinics at Worawa School

 

Education and Teaching

  • Trainees take part in the seminar program coordinated by the Victorian Training Program in Community Child Health (VTPCCH)
  • Complex case discussion meetings
  • Weekly supervision sessions
  • Weekly paediatric grand rounds
  • Excellent educational opportunities that are predominantly self-directed. 
  • Regular clinical supervision sessions for Worawa and Coroner's Court work

 

Pay

  • 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")

 

Accessibility:

  • Monash Children's Hospital campus is located 24km from Mlebourne's CBD in the southeast
  • Public transport accessibility is readily available with both trains and busses
  • Parking onsite is ample
  • Trainees need to travel to a variety of Community Sites - access to independent transport would be ideal
  • Worawa is in Healesville and private transport is more reliable
  • The Coroner's Court is in Southbank, Melbourne - easily accessible by public transport

    Monash Children's Hospital is part of Monash Health network and provides awesome opportunities with a diverse and complex case mix.

    The Monash Children's Hospital (MCH) Developmental and Community Paediatric Unit sees children from birth to 18 years of age who have developmental and behavioural issues. Trainees participate in clinical placements based at MCH Clayton, and at Community sites within the Monash catchment area.  They gain experience in assessing children with learning, developmental, behavioural, psychosocial issues and physical disabilities and will develop management plans in conjunction with multidisciplinary teams.  Clinics are held in a variety of settings, from tertiary clinics to community sites.

    Supervision is provided by MCH Developmental and Community Paediatricians, in a supportive environment that fosters the development of core skills, and the attainment of each Registrar's training goals.

    Monash Health provides a fantastic team environment in which to work, and is committed to excellent training.

    Come and be part of a growing health service and develop the skills needed to manage children with developmental and behavioural issues.