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Wangaratta - Northeast Health

Trainee Positions

  • Advanced trainee paediatric registrar, either 2 x 6 months or 1 x 12 months
    • 6 month position accredited for General Paediatric Rural/regional training
    • 12 month position accredited for 6 months General Paediatric Rural/regional plus 6 months Community/Developmental training

Trainee Level

  • Advanced trainee, post FRACP exams


Roster and on-call

  • Set Roster
    • Monday to Thursday 08:00am to 18:00pm
    • Friday 08:00am to 12:00pm
    • On-call Monday and Wednesday nights with good consultant support
  • Half day every Friday
  • Cover acute ward, special care nursery, and labour ward (34 weeks and above)
  • No weekends.


  • 10 bed Paediatric ward
  • 6 bed SCN; approx. 700 births/year

Junior Staff

  • 1 Resident
  • 1 Advanced trainee paediatric registrar
  • 3 GP / unaccredited paediatric registrars

Senior Staff

  • 5 x Paediatric Consultants


  • General paediatrics clinic
  • Paediatric outpatient review clinic
  • 2nd weekly CAMHS clinic with adolescent psychiatrist, purely learning, no case load
  • Outreach clinics: cardiology, endocrinology, ASAT

Education and Teaching

  • Radiology - monthly
  • ED/paeds meeting - monthly
  • Child psychiatry - monthly
  • Paediatric journal club - Monthly
  • Hospital grand rounds
  • Weekly registrar case discussion


  • As per award


  • Assistance provided

    Wangaratta is just 2.5 hours from Melbourne, with great cycling, wineries, and nearby ski fields. Lots of other rotating registrars and an active RMO society. All 5 consultants are hands on, with a very supportive team. A great cross-section of common general paediatric problems, but also acute management of complex and sick children.  Great roster with absolutely no weekends and no public holidays.

    Natasha (Reg 2018): "I highly recommend working in Wangaratta as a paediatric advanced trainee and loved my time working there.  Wonderfully supportive consultant and paediatric nursing team, and a broad and interesting mix of paediatric and neonatal patients.  The roster was great and this, combined with Wangaratta's proximity to Melbourne, made the travel relatively easy."  

    Ajay (Reg 2018): "I found working in Wangaratta as a paediatric advanced trainee gave me broad exposure to wonderful people and a diversity of cases, and the ability to practice both independently and/or with the support of some of the best nurses I've ever encountered plus experienced mentoring clinicians.  It's an undiscovered gem and any travel time to/from Melbourne is easily made up for by the fantastic work-life balance."