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Comparison matrix of different sites


Location Trainees/ Term Trainee Level Roster & on call Wards Junior staff Senior staff Clinics (trainees can attend) Education & Teaching Pay Accom.
Albury-Wodonga 2 Registrars, 6 months x 2 terms/year (or 1 x 12 months) Advanced preferred, Post neonatal term (usually post FRACP exam)

4 week rotating roster with 3 other registrarsl Fellow no on call (accredited Rural/Regional; Fellow accredited Community/Developmental)

16 paed beds, 12 bed level 4 SCN (1,650 births/ year) 3 other registrars (2 SCH, 1 Canberra), 1 resident 5 x FT VMOs in group practice 2 x private clinics/wk (post FRACP exams Registrars), 2 x hospital based clinics/wk, 1 x paed ward f/u clinic, 1 x early neonatal f/u clinic Journal clubs, radiology meetings, peri-natal & paeds M&M, video linked grand rounds (SCH), VicFEAT, College project opportunities As per award including overtime Help provided to find accom for 12 month Registrars, must have own car
1 Fellow (12 months or 2 x 6 months) Advanced trainee Developmental Behavioural Clinics, Multidisciplinary assessments, Aboriginal Medical Service
Ballarat 2 Registrars, 6 months x 2 terms/year (job share possible) Advanced preferred, post FRACP exams Rotating 4 week roster - Paeds ward/SCN/OPD/other; on call 1 night/wk, 1:5 w/ends 16 paed beds, 12 bed level 4 SCN (1,400 births per year) 5 Residents 24 hour ward cover; 4 Registrars & 1 Fellow 8 x PT VMOs in group practice 4 Gen Paeds clinics/wk, Diabetic clinic, Immigrant Health Clinic, VPRS clinic, Continence clinic, outreach to Stawell & Horsham Weekly Registrar education program; grand round 2x/wk; Monthly M&M, clinical meeting, fortnighly journal club; medical student & resident teaching; VicFEAT; PROMPT & Neoresus; Fellow CCCH program As per award plus on call allowance, call backs and overtime Provided, walking distance to hospital, can cater for families, partially reimbursed
1 Fellow (12 months only) Outpatient based (accredited for 6mo Community & 6mo Rural/Regional training), 1 night on call/wk, 1:5 weekends
Bendigo 4 six month jobs, and 2 twelve month jobs Advanced preferred,
will consider Basic trainees
rotating roster. 43 hour weeks, 24 hour roster, 2 x OP clinics/ wk; the 12 month jobs are designed as 2 weeks hospital work, alternate 2 weeks in Community Health 16 paed beds, 10 bed level 4 SCN (1,350 births per year) 5 HMO staff (incl one paediatric trainee), 1 other registrar (A&E or advanced skills GP) Hospital: 9 x VMOs;
Community: 2 x Community Paeds, 1 x Gen Paed
1 x post admission clinic/wk, 1 x gen paed clinic/wk; for the 12 month positions the community Health weeks are around 70% clinics, 30% admin and multidisciplinary meetings Weekly 3 hour protecting teaching time Rural Child Health Training module; weekly x-ray meeting & unit education meeting. Lots of Monash Uni students about As per award Provided
Geelong - no longer rural accredited     Contact Barwon Health for positions available              
Mildura 2 six month jobs or 1 x 12 month job Advanced, post FRACP exams Rural/Regional accredited (& Community/ Developmental or Acute care for 12mo job). Mixed acute wards & outpatient clinics. 0800-1700 Mon-Fri, on call consultant roster (with supervision), weekends 2nd on call. 10 paed beds, 6 bed level 3 SCN 5 residents 4 FT staff specialists. 2 days/wk gen paeds clinic, 1 day/month outreach, 1 day/week CYMHS intake assessment for devel/ behavioural paeds Fri 1230-1530 incl clinical governance, M&M, case pres., journal club As per award Neogtiable
Shepparton 2 Registrars (4 x 6 or 2 x 12 months) Advanced, post FRACP exams Rural, Gen Paeds & Community accredited; rotating 4 week roster wards/ SCN/ OPD/ ED; 1:4 to 1:5 on weekends 12 paed beds (flex to 16), 8 bed Level 4 SCN (1,250 births per year) 3 HMOs (2 GVH & 1 RCH JRMO); 5 Registrars, 1 Fellow; 24/7 on site cover 3 X FT Staff Specialists; 2 x FT VMOs Reg: Clinics (week off call, all supervised): Rapid r/v, Gen Paeds, Behav/Devel; options - CCH, Diabetes, Cardiol, VCGS, VPRS, SMO/VMO OPC RCH-CCCH seminar VC, RMO/Reg teaching, weekly Reg presentations, Teleconf/IT/VC lectures, journal club, VicFEAT, MDMs, M&Ms, audits, Radiology, W&CH Div link, G/rounds. Fellow support. UoM RCS CAH medical student site As per award Assistance
provided to help secure accom.
1 Fellow (12 months) Advanced Rural & Community accredited. On call (as Consultant in training) ~1x/wk & 1:4 to 1:5 weekends; RCS teaching Fellow: Gen Paeds, Behav/Devel, MCHN, Indigenous, Refugee, School, DHS
Traralgon 5 accredited
Registrars, 6 or 12 months (12 months preferred)
Advanced, post FRACP exams preferred
Rotating roster of mornings, afternoons & nights, no on-call, 43 hour weeks; 2-3 clinics per week average 10 paed beds, 10 bed Level 4 SCN (1,000 births per year) 3 HMOs (incl 2 x VPTP JRMOs) 5 staff specialists 2-3 x clinics/wk Weekly SCH and Monash Children's Grand Round videoconference, weekly case presentations, monthly M&M, journal club and radiology meeting, Wed dedicted teaching time As per award plus on call allowance, call backs and overtime Not for 12 month applicants, possible partial subsidy for 6 month applicants
Wangaratta 2 Registrar position, 2 x 6 months or 1 x 12 months Advanced, post FRACP exams Rural accredited (& Community/Acute for 12mo job), cover acute ward, SCN and labour ward. On call 2 nights per week; half day Friday; no weekends or public holidays 11 paed beds, 6 bed SCN (600 births per year) 1 resident, 1 Advanced trainee Reg, 1 GP Reg 5 x VMOs Gen paeds clinic & Paed OP review clinic, 2nd weekly CAMHS clinic; outreach cardiology, endocinology, rheum, ASAT Monthly radiology, child psychiatry & paed journal club, weekly registrar case discussion, grand rounds As per award Assistance provided
West Gippsland Healthcare (Warragul) 2 Registrars (job share possible), 12 or 6 months Advanced, FRACP preferred Mixed acute wards and private rooms, accredited for both rural and community; on call 1 night in 4 junior staff roster; weekends 1:4 Sat/Sun only 8 paed beds, 6 bed level 4 SCN (>1000 births per year) 4 junior staff (incl. GP trainee & SRMO from Vic Paeds Basic Training Program) 4 x FT paediatricians & 1 x part time Daily clinics (supervised) while sharing ward responsibilities; regular outreach to Leongatha, Wonthaggi & Moe, on-site multidisciplinary meetings, tertiary subspecialist clinics, specialist school visits Friday morning journal club, formal presentations, education sessions and college activities, regular medical student teaching As per award plus on call allowance, call backs and overtime Provided, walking distance to hospital, can cater for families, nominal cost
Southwest Healthcare Warrnambool 1 Advanced trainee (job share possible), 12 or 6 months Advanced, need neonatal experience Rural accredited, roster 1 in 3, shared with GP reg and 2nd year RMO, days off after weekend on call 10 paed beds, 6 bed level 4 SCN (800 births per year) 2 HMOs-cover 0800-2200 hours in hospital, as well as this position Equivalent to 3.5 EFT full time shared Dedicated consulting room in group practice. Multidisciplinary diabetes clinic monthly, Gen Paeds, Behaviour and DDH clinics (incl USS education), optional outreach clinics with paediatrician. Weekly journal club & case presentations, monthly radiology, perinatal M&M, allied health & CAMHS shared patient meetings; teaching Deakin med students, PROMPT, VicFEAT, weekly Rural Child Health teaching As per award level plus on call allowance, call backs and overtime Free 3 bedroom
apartment with small yard across the road from the hospital