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Royal Children's Hospital - Hospital in the Home (HITH)

Trainee Position

Hospital-in-the-Home (HITH) Fellows 

  • 2 full-time positions available
  • 6 or 12 months
  • Accredited for 6 months of core General Paediatrics training for advanced training with the RACP

Trainee Level

  • Advanced Trainee (post FRACP exams)


  • Dr Joanna Lawrence    joanna.lawrence@rch.org.au   
  • Dr Penelope Bryant   penelope.bryant@rch.org.au

Roster and on-call

  • HITH Fellows
    • 43 hours per week for full-time; flexible hours for part-time
    • 1 weekend shift every 4 weeks (Saturday 8 - 4, and Sunday 8-12), covering HITH and Day Medical Unit
    • 4 weeks annual leave per annum
    • Newly introducing 1 week of 5 nights in 6 months as Night Medical Lead (negotiable - please see the position description for this role - which can be obtained by emailing  penelope.bryant@rch.org.au).  

Senior Staff

  • 4 consultant paediatricians 


  • Feeding clinic
  • Encouraged to join weekly ID, asthma, Gen Med, Sleep clinics for core training

Education and Teaching

  • Grand round weekly
  • Gen Med meeting weekly
  • RCH CCCH Fellow seminar program weekly
  • Research opportunities and advanced training project opportunities


  • As per Doctors in Training award 


    HITH supports children to receive acute hospital-level care in their own home.  Patients may need IV antibiotics, wound care, post-operative surveillance, cardiac or respiratory assessments, eczema care, rehydration, diabetes education, or multidisciplinary feeding support - a wide range of conditions will be seen and managed in these roles. 

    The Fellow roles require seniority, clinical maturity, and a high level of management skills.  The fellows work closely with medical, nursing, and allied health team members.  

    The HITH Fellow positions are accredited for 6 months of core General Paediatrics training time and are also accredited for non-core time.

    In 2025 we are trialling 1 week (in 6 months) as the Night Medical Lead; this is negotiable - see position description and state your availability to do this.