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Royal Children's Hospital - Rotating Registrar Positions

Trainee Positions

Rotating registrar positions are available for 2023.  These positions have pre-set annual leave allocations in specific weeks.

  • There are 12 month and 6 month positions available. 
  • 2 rosters include 6 months of Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU). 
  • 4 rosters include 6 months of Psychiatry. 
  • Other rosters contain 3 monthly rotations to combinations of general medical and specialty medical units, Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), and Paediatric Emergency (ED). 
  • There are many rotations to our secondment hospitals for General Paediatric terms. 
  • Most rosters contain a 3-month term of nights/annual leave/relief.

Candidates should only preference the specific rosters that they are prepared to work (ie you do not need to preference all rotating registrar rosters).  Rosters are listed per each 3 months.  On the preferencing page Nights-Relief-AL is listed as "Nights."  Specifics for each roster line can be found in this LINK  (link pending)

1. PICU / PICU / Specialty Nights-Relief-AL / Casey Hospital 

(12 months with AL weeks of 7th Aug, 14th Aug, 16th Oct, 23rd Oct, 30th Oct)

 

2. Frankston / Specialty Nights-Relief-AL / PICU / PICU     

(12 months with AL weeks of 15th May, 22nd May, 17th Jul, 24th Jul, 31st Jul)

 

3. Psychiatry (Banksia) / Psychiatry (Banksia) / Gastroenterology / Specialty Nights-Relief-AL   

(12 months with AL weeks of 20th Nov, 27th Nov, 4th Dec, 11th Dec, 18th Dec)

 

4. Specialty Nights-Relief-AL / Neurology & Metabolics / Psychiatry (Banksia) / Psychiatry (Banksia)

(12 months with AL weeks of 13th Feb, 20th Feb, 27th Feb, 6th Mar, 13th Mar)

 

5. Psychiatry (C&L /DNP) / Psychiatry (C&L/DNP) / Specialty Nights-Relief-AL / Respiratory   

(12 months with AL weeks of 4th Sept, 11th Sept, 18th Sept, 25th Sept, 30th Oct)

 

6.  Specialty Nights-Relief-AL / Monash Haem Onc / Psychiatry (C&L/DNP) / Psychiatry (C&L/DNP) 

(12 months with AL weeks of 6th Mar, 13th Mar, 20th Mar, 27th Mar, 17th Apr)

 

7.  Geelong / Geelong / Monash ED / Monash Nights-Relief-AL   

(12 months with AL weeks of 25th Dec, 1st Jan, 8th Jan, 15th Jan, 22nd Jan)

 

8. Specialty Nights-Relief-AL / RCH ED / Gen Med D / Sunshine Hospital 

(12 months with AL weeks of 17th Apr, 24th Apr, 1st May, plus 2 weeks in negotation with RCH)

 

9.  Gen Med Nights-Relief-AL / Monash ED / Sunshine Hospital / Rehab 

(12 months with AL weeks of 6th Mar, 13th Mar, 17th Apr, 24th Apr, 1st May)

 

10.  Gen Med-Relief-AL / Respiratory / Specialty Nights (4 weeks) / Northern Hospital / Cardiology   

(12 months with AL weeks of 27th Feb, 6th Mar, 10th Apr, 6th Nov, 13th Nov)

 

11.  Monash Haem Onc / Gen Med Nights-Relief-AL / Ballarat / Ballarat

(12 months with AL weeks of 8th May, 15th May, 19th Jun, 26th Jun, 3rd Jul)

 

12.  Specialty Nights-Relief-AL / Oncology / Sunshine ED / Frankston Hospital

(12 months with AL weeks of 6th Feb, 13th Feb, 20th Feb, 20th Mar, 27th Mar)

 

13.  Geelong / Specialty Nights-Relief-AL 

(6 months - second half of year only - with AL weeks of 6th Nov, 13th Nov, 8th Jan)

 

14.  Adolescent Health / RCH ED 

(6 months - second half of year only with AL weeks of 6th Nov, 13th Nov)

 

15. Sunshine Hospital / Sunshine Hospital / Monash Nights-Relief-AL / RCH NICU   

(12 months with AL weeks of  7th Aug, 14th Aug, 21st Aug, 28th Aug, 4th Sep)

 

16.  Ballarat / Monash ED / RCH NICU / Specialty Nights-Relief-AL   

(12 months with AL weeks of 20th Nov, 11th Dec, 18th Dec, 25th Dec, 1st Jan)

 

17.  Cardiology / Specialty Nights-Relief-AL / Austin Hospital / Austin Hospital

(12 months with AL weeks of 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May. 29th May, 5th Jun)

 

18.  Oncology / Ballarat / RCH ED / Monash Nights-Relief-AL   

(12 months with AL weeks of 11th Dec, 18th Dec, 25th Dec, 1st Jan, 8th Jan)

 

19.  Specialty Nights-Relief-AL  / Neurology and Metabolics 

(6 months - second half of year only - with AL weeks of 28th Aug, 16th Oct, 23rd Oct)

 

Trainee Level

  • Advanced Trainee or Continuing Basic Trainee
  • These positions are not suitable for applicants wishing to enter the Basic Training program.  Please contact JMS Registrar Coordinator if you wish to discuss basic training options

Contact

  • Dr Philippa Bolton:  philippa.bolton@rch.org.au
  • JMS Registrar Coordinator:  tracy.waller@rch.org.au  (03) 9345 5144

Roster and on-call

  • Dependent on rotation
  • Daytime rosters for specialty medicine, psychiatry, and general medical teams, however some additional requirements for covering after-hours, weekends, and on-calls will be required
  • PICU, PIPER, NICU, ED rosters will have expectations of rotation shifts (day, evening, nights)
  • Annual Leave is in designated weeks of each roster - please review this carefully when choosing your roster preferences

Wards

  • These positions rotate through a variety of positions at both RCH and outer metropolitan hospitals.
  • 12 wards (approximately 350 inpatient beds) comprising intensive care, NICU, surgical, medical, short stay, and mental health beds

Education and Teaching

  • Unit specific teaching (journal clubs, M&M etc)
  • RCH Grand rounds weekly
  • Weekly Fellow, Registrar, and JRMO teaching
  • Regular skills station opportunities and training courses

Pay

  • As per award 

 

    Royal Children's Hospital is one of two tertiary paediatric hospitals in Victoria.  It is Victoria's oldest paediatric tertiary and quaternary centre, located in the centre of Melbourne.  It is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and has strong ties with Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the University of Melbourne.

    The RCH cares for the most critically ill and medically complex paediatric patients in Victoria and provides support to many health services around Australia.  We also play a role in a significant number of state-wide services including trauma, transplantation, paediatric and infant retrieval, palliative care, rehabilitation and forensic medicine.  Inpatient and outpatient care for surgical, specialty and general medicine services is supported by 6000+ staff.

    The RCH provides fully accredited paediatric training across all level and aims to support and educate trainees with regular protected teaching time, wellbeing activities, and providing exposure to a wide array of clinical services and experiences.  We are committed to workplace inclusion, and we value people bring diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to our organisation.