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Northern Health - Paediatric Emergency

Trainee Positions

  • Registrar and Fellow positions in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • 6 or 12 month positions available
  • Full time, part-time, or job-share available

Trainee Level

  • Paediatric Emergency Registrar position:
    • 12 months of paediatrics - required
    • APLS course completion - desirable


  • Paediatric Emergency Fellow position:
    • Senior PEM trainee within 12 months of completing Fellowship with either FACEM or RACP - required
    • APLS course instructor - desirable


  • Dr Keith Amarakone   Keith.Amarakone@nh.org.au  (03) 8405 0000
  • Dr Mark Corden   Mark.Corden@nh.org.au   (03) 8405 0000

Roster and on-call

  • Registrars provide a 24 hour cover -comprising days/evenings/nights 
  • Overnight Registrars supervise an HMO
  • Fellows also participate in 24 hour cover


  • Northern Hospital Paediatric ED can offer:
    • A diverse and interesting case load
    • PEM specialist cover 7 days/week onsite 0800 - 2330 hrs and on-call
    • Inpatient paediatric service, with potential for combined appointment (6 months in each unit)
    • Highly regarded education program
    • In situ simulation program
    • Supportive culture with an active mentorship programme

Education and Teaching

  • Paid, protected 4 hours of teaching each week
  • Shared M&M with inpatient team
  • In situ simulation program
  • 1 hour paid time each week for audits, self-directed learning, project work


  • As per current AMA Victorian Doctors in Training Awar
  • Fellows are eligible for an above-award hourly rate (commensurate with experience), and extra paid non-clinical time, but also participate in 24 hour cover.


  • Northern Hospital (Epping) is located approx. 21 km directly north from Melbourne CBD (30 - 45 min drive)
    • Located opposite Epping Plaza Shopping Centre and next to Costco
    • Epping train station is 1.5 km away (20 min walk) with buses running regularly between the station and the shopping centre
  • Paid staff parking is available on-site at Northern Hospital 

    The Northern Health Paediatric Emergency Department sees around 25,000 patients per year.  We are an accredited training site with RACP and ACEM for Paediatric Emergency Medicine.  

    We provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services to the diverse and vibrant community of Melbourne's northern suburbs.  

    Our consultant group is keen to provide mentorship and provide a broad education in clinical paediatric emergency medicine, as well as to assist trainees in developing portfolios in ultrasound, medical administration, medical education, simulation, ethics, emergency medicine telehealth and more.

    Our registrar positions are suitable for trainees in general paediatrics, paediatric emergency medicine, and general emergency medicine.