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Southwest Healthcare - Warrnambool


Trainee Positions

  • 1 advanced trainee 
    • Accredited for General Paediatrics with perinatal - Rural/regional
    • Please note that this position is being recruited as a combined role with Geelong positions for a 2 year position - the Great Ocean Road rotation

Trainee Level

  • Advanced, need neonatal experience


Roster and on-call

  • Roster 1 in 3, shared with GP reg and 2 HMOs, days off after weekend on call.


  • 10 paediatric beds
  • 6 cot level 4 SCN (800 births per year)

Junior Staff

  • 2 HMO
  • 1 GP Registrar
  • 1 Advanced Paediatric Registrar

Senior Staff

  • Equivalent to 3.5 EFT full time 


  • Registrar has dedicated consulting room in group practice, develop own patient load.
  • Multidisciplinary diabetes clinic monthly
  • General paediatric oupatients (ward and neonatal follow ups)
  • Behavioural medicine outpatient clinic
  • Developmental hip dysplasia clinic (including ultraound education)
  • Optional outreach clinics with paediatrician

Education and Teaching

  • Weekly journal club and case presentations
  • Monthly radiology meetings, perinatal M&M, allied health/developmental shared patient and CAMHS shared patient meetings
  • Teaching Deakin medical students
  • Teaching/participation in PROMPT training sessions
  • VicFEAT webinars
  • Weekly Rural Child Health teaching sessions


  • As per award plus on call allowance, call backs and overtime


  • Fully furnished accommodation will be provided - family accommodation is on request only.  SWH has a strict "No Pet" policy for hospital accommodation.

    Warrnambool is an excellent position to take towards the end of training, providing the opportunity to develop the competencies and confidence to go on and provide unsupervised comprehensive medical care in paediatrics. There is sufficient leisure time to become involved with activities in the local community, from the performing arts/music to sports, surfing, sailing, fishing, waterskiing and the like (but no snow skiing).