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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 AT Registrars (2 x 12 months or 4 x 6 months) Advanced preferred, Post neonatal term (usually post FRACP exam) Rotating 4 week roster - Paeds ward/SCN/OPD/other; on call 1 night/wk, 1:5 w/endsRural accredited, 5-week rotating roster with other 4 registrars 16 paed beds, 12 bed level 4 SCN (1,650 births/ year) 3 other registrars (rotating from Sydney Children's) & 1 resident 5 x FT VMOs in group practice 3 x private clinics/wk (Advanced trainees), 2 x hospital based clinics/wk incl. 1 x paed ward f/u clinic, 1 x early neonatal f/u clinic Journal clubs, radiology meetings, perinatal & paediatric M&M, video linked grand rounds (SCH), Victorian Rural Child Health training module program, 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 Community accredited, no on call or acute hospital work Developmental/behavioural clinics in Community Health and Aboriginal Health 
Ballarat 3 Registrars (6 x 6 months, job share possible) Advanced preferred, post FRACP exams Rural or Gen Paeds with Perinatal accredited, rotating 5 week roster - Paeds ward; SCN/birth suite; outpatients; teaching/outpatients; regional outreach) on call 1 night/wk, 1 in 6 weekends 20 paed beds, 12 bed level 4 SCN  5 Residents 24 hour on site ward cover; 5 Registrars & 1 Fellow 9 x PT VMOs in group practice,    incl 1 neonatologist All clinics with direct consultant supervision: 4 Gen Paeds clinics/wk, Diabetic clinic, Immigrant Health Clinic, VPRS clinic, Continence clinic, outreach to Stawell & Horsham Weekly Registrar Victorian Rural Child Health Training module; grand round 2x/wk; Monthly M&M, clinical meeting, fortnighly journal club; medical student & resident teaching; 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) Rural and Community accredited, outpatient based, 1 night on call/wk, 1:6 weekends
Bendigo 1 x 12 month Senior Registrar, 3 x 6 month AT Registrars (12 months welcome - job share possible) Advanced preferred,
will consider Basic trainees post NICU
Rural accredited, rotating roster: 43 hour weeks (incl. 5h teacing time), 24 hour roster, multiple OP clinics/week 12 paed beds, 10 bed level 4 SCN  5 HMO staff (incl one paediatric trainee), 2 other registrars in addition to above (ED Reg & advanced skills GP Reg) Hospital: 9 x VMOs 3 x rapid review/post admission clinics/wk, 3 x gen paed clinics/wk; 1 x paed diabetes clinic/fortnight 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 Hospital accom available at cost
Geelong No longer rural accredited - Contact Barwon Health directly for positions available
Mildura 3 Registrars (3 x 12 months or 6 x 12 months) Advanced (FRACP) or equivalent Rural accredited (plus Community or Acute accredited if 12 months), 5 week rotating roster (ward days; ward afternoons; outpatients; rapid review/ED admits; nights) 8 paed beds, 6 bed level 3 SCN 5 residents 5 x FT Staff Specialists. 2 days/wk gen paeds clinic, 1 day/month outreach, 1 day/wk CYMHS intake assessment for devel/ behavioural paeds Fri 1230-1530 incl clinical governance, M&M, case presentations, journal club & paed grand rounds.  Monash students, junior medical staff, nursing/midwifery and intern teaching As per award 1 bedroom full furnished apartment provided (no pets)
Sale 1 Fellow (2 x 6 months) Advanced preferred, post FRACP exams Community accredited, outpatient based, not rostered for on call (but negotiable) 4 paed beds, 4 bed level 3 SCN  1 community based Fellow, 1 ward based resident 4 x FT Staff Specialists Clinics include: Gen Paeds, continence, resp, ASD, Telehealth f/u, behavioural, outreach, early intervention triage, ADHD RCH CCCH program, Fri pm training time, monthly M&M, medical student & resident teaching, PROMPT & Neoresus (both run locally) As per award Provided, walking distance to hospital
Shepparton 5 Registrars (6 or 12 months) Advanced or Provisional Advanced Rural & Gen Paeds with Perinatal accredited (12 months also Community accredited), rotating 4 week roster with 1:4 to 1:5 weekends 12 paed beds (flex to 16), 9 bed Level 4 SCN  5 Registrars 24/7 on site, 1 Fellow; 3 HMOs (2 GVH, 1 RCH) 5.3 x FT Staff Specialists; 1 x FT VMO 6/wk in week off call, all supervised: Rapid r/v, Gen Paeds, Behav/Devel; optional - 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, G/rounds, Fellow support, UoM RCS CAH medical student site, FRACP exam preparation program As per award Provided
1 Fellow (12 months) Advanced Rural & Community plus acute/gen paeds accredited; first on call (with consultant back up) ~1x/wk & 1:4 to 1:5 weekends Gen Paeds, Behav/Devel, MCHN, Indigenous, Refugee, School, DHHS
Traralgon 5 Registrars, 6 or 12 months (12 months preferred) Advanced, post FRACP exams preferred
Rural accredited (plus Community or Acute accredited if 12 months), Registrars cover 24/7 in 2 shifts 10 paed beds, 10 bed Level 4 SCN  3 HMOs (incl 2 VBPT program JRMOs), junior staff cover until 8pm 5 Staff Specialists, incl 1 neonatologist 3 Reg clinics/week with consultant supervision, rapid access clinic 2x/wk Weekly SCH and Monash Children's Grand Round videoconference, weekly case presentations, monthly M&M, journal club and radiology meeting, Wed dedicated teaching time (Registrar Victorian Rural Child Health Training module & RCH CCCH program) As per award Not for 12 month applicants, possible partial subsidy for 6 month applicants
Wangaratta 1 Registrar (2 x 6 months or 1 x 12 months Advanced, post FRACP exams Rural accredited (plus Community or Acute accredited if 12 months), cover acute ward, SCN and labour ward. On call 2 nights per week; half day Friday; no weekends 10 paed beds, 6 bed SCN 1 resident, 1 Advanced trainee Reg, 3 GP Registrars 5 x VMOs Gen paeds clinic & Paed OP review clinic, 2nd weekly CAMHS clinic; outreach cardiology, endocinology, ASAT Monthly radiology, ED/paeds, child psychiatry meetings & paed journal club, weekly registrar case discussion, grand rounds As per award Assistance provided
West Gippsland Healthcare (Warragul) 3 Registrars (6 x 6 months or 3 x 12 months, job share possible) Advanced, FRACP preferred Rural or Acute or Gen Paeds with Perinatal accredited (plus Community accredited if 12 months), mixed acute wards and private rooms; on call 1 night in 4 junior staff roster; weekends 1:4 Sat/Sun only 8 paed beds, 6 bed level 4 SCN  6 junior staff (incl. GP trainees & SRMO from VPBT program) 3 x FT & 3 x PT paediatricians Daily clinics (supervised); 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 (6 or 12 months, job share possible) 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  2 HMOs-cover 0800-2200 hours in hospital, along with above Registrar Equivalent to 3.5 EFT full time shared Dedicated consulting room in group practice, diabetes clinic monthly, Gen Paeds, Behaviour and DDH clinics (incl USS education), optional outreach clinics Weekly journal club & case presentations, monthly radiology, perinatal M&M, allied health & CAMHS shared patient meetings; teaching Deakin med students, PROMPT, VicFEAT, weekly Victorian Rural Child Health Training module As per award level plus on call allowance, call backs and overtime Free 3 bedroom
apartment, easy walk to hospital