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Werribee Mercy Health

Trainee Positions

10 Registrar positions - 6 months or 12 months

Many positions are paired with other Health Services to meet core training requirements in 12 month positions by doing 6 months at each site  (also see Combined Roles page):

  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Mercy NICU (acute)
  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Western Health - Bacchus Marsh (community / developmental)
  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Werribee Community (note that accreditation status for community is pending)
  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds
  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Sunshine Paeds ED (acute)
  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Shepparton Gen Paeds (rural)
  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Mildura Gen Paeds (rural)

Trainee Level

  • Preferably Advanced Trainee (post FRACP exams)
    • Will also consider PEM Trainees, International Medical Graduates, and Continuing Basic Trainees


  • Dr Kathy McMahon   Kathryn.McMahon@mercy.com.au

Roster and on-call

  • Registrar - 10 registrar rotating roster including Paediatric Ward, SCN and birth suite, Outpatients and teaching.  


  • 12 paediatric beds
  • 16 bed level 4 SCN (4,000 deliveries per year)
  • Busy expanding Emergency Department 

Junior Staff

  • 9 Residents 
  • 1 Intern
  • 11 Registrars

Senior Staff

  • 11 senior medical staff with 2 on-site during business hours.  On-call after 5pm.


  • 7 General Paediatric clinics; 2 Telehealth clinics; 4 Rapid Review clinics - weekly
  • Out of Home Care clinic - monthly
  • Refugee Health clinic - monthly
  • School clinics at multi-cultural community hubs in schools (3 sites) - weekly

Education and Teaching

  • Weekly 5 hour, phone-free registrar teaching including:
    • case presentations
    • journal club
    • visiting speakers
    • M&M
    • radiology meeting
    • simulation
  • Medical student and resident teaching


  • As per award 

Accommodation / Accessibility

  • After night shift, there is a bedroom in the resident quarters that tired registrars may use
  • Easy 30 minute drive from Melbourne CBD
  • Hoppers Crossing train station is across the road from the hospital

    Werribee Mercy Hospital is the newest paediatric unit in Victoria.  It is based in one of the largest growth corridors in Australia, with a vibrant multi-cultural community.

    The expanding, innovative Paediatric unit provides registrars with fascinating medicine in a supportive, educational environment.  We support Registrars commencing the AT project, with a dedicated consultant with a research background to help guide.

    Positions are accredited for core General Paediatrics with perinatal component.  Accreditation for Community/Developmental and Psychosocial training is anticipated soon.  Many positions are paired with other services to ensure trainees have access to 2 x core training opportunities across their 12 months.  We also encourage trainees to apply to spend 12 months in our busy general paediatric unit.  If you are innovative, energetic, and love paediatrics - then come and join us!