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Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department (SHED KIDS) - Western Health

Trainee Positions

  • Registrar positions in Paediatric Emergency Medicine 
  • 12 month positions combining 6 months Paeds ED with paired with 6 months at JKWC Sunshine General Paediatrics or Werribee Mercy General Paediatrics are available
  • 6 month or 12 months positions 
  • Full-time, part-time, or job-share available
  • Please note that PEM and ACEM positions have been recruited directly to the site for 2025.  

Trainee Level

  • Required experience:
    • 12 months of paediatrics
  • Desirable experience:
    • 6 months of neonatology
    • APLS course completion
    • PICU or ICU experience
    • Retrieval experience
  • Advanced trainees - this position is accredited for the General Paediatric requirement for acute care and for PEM training
  • Continuing basic trainees and international medical graduates welcome to apply

Contact

  • A/Prof David Krieser   david.krieser@wh.org.au  (03) 8345 4500
  • Dr Bindu Bali   bindu.bali@wh.org.au  (03) 8345 4500

Role

Notable features of the department and position include:

  • 17 paediatric emergency specialists on staff
  • PEM specialist cover 7 days/week onsite 0800 - 2330 and on-call
  • Joan Kirner Women's and Children's inpatient and outpatient paediatric services, with potential for combined appointments (6 months in each rotation)
  • Teaching and supervision of residents and interns is a key part of the role
  • Multi-modal teaching porvided in person and via video-links
  • Cultural & economic diversity of Melbourne's western suburbs

Education and Teaching

  • Weekly teaching program
    • Blended methods with on site and virtual sessions
    • Shared radiology meeting with paediatric team
    • Shared education with RCH/Monash/Northern/Austin PEM teams
  • Weekly in-situ simulation
  • Quarterly PLS course with opportunities to teach
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) education
  • Research program with links to PREDICT
  • Close connections with www.dontforgetthebubbles.com with opportunities to publish and contribute to the FOAMed communnity

Roster and on-call

  • Registrars are on a rotating roster providing 24 hour per day, 7 days per week cover in the Emergency Department.  

Pay

  • As per current AMA Victorian Doctors in Training award
  • Linked positions with other Health Services (e.g. Werribee Mercy) will be provided as separate contracts from each health service

Accessibility

  • Sunshine Hospital is located approx 20km from Melbourne CBD in western Melbourne (St Albans).  
  • There is (paid) staff parking available on-site
  • The hospital is a 5 minute walk from Ginifer Train Station and complementary shuttle bus operates between the hospital and station during after-hours

    Sunshine Hospital Children's Emergency manages approximately 30,000 annual presentations by children (under 18 years of age).  The ED has undergone significant redevelopment over the last 2 years, and provides a separate and specially designed area for paediatric emergency medicine. The successful applicants will assess and manage paediatric patients and supervise more junior members of the medical team.  The PEM registrar roster includes daytime, evening, weekend and night shifts.

    Sunshine Children's Emergency is an accredited training site with RACP and ACEM for Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM).  Our registrar positions are suitable for trainees in general paediatrics, paediatric emergency medicine, and general emergency medicine.

    This position lends itself to job-sharing.