Position Details
Reference Number 32534
Position Title 2019 Paediatric Registrar
Employment Type Temporary Full Time, Temporary Part Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

Paediatric Career Opportunity with the opening of the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2019, we will be able to provide tertiary maternity and neonatal care.

Come join our team to share this unique and exciting journey as we transition to a tertiary hospital.Applications are invited from dynamic and enthusiastic Paediatric Registrars for positions at Sunshine Hospital and the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital for 2019.

Positions available for 2019:

  • 6 or 12 month combined General Paediatrics and Neonatology (the positions are accredited for Advanced Paediatric training)

*We will consider requests for job sharing.

Recently we have made significant changes to our paediatric registrar and HMO rosters.  There are now at least 3 paediatric registrars in the hospital 24/7.  Consultant (General Paediatrician and Neonatologist) support is available 24/7.

Further significant staffing additions are planned for 2019.

The Facts:

Sunshine Hospital delivers 500 babies a month.  The current Special Care Nursery is buzzing with activities, caring for up to 24 babies every day. Some of these babies may require CPAP or high dependency neonatal care.  The current 25-bed Children's Ward provides medical and surgical care for children and adolescents. Over 26,000 children are seen in the Paediatric Emergency Department at Sunshine Hospital each year (with opening of the new hospital these numbers will rise).  The opportunities for training and learning in the Outpatient Setting are abundant with children attending Cardiology, Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, Dermatology, Orthopaedics, and General Surgical clinics

The positions will suit paediatric trainees wanting an opportunity to develop skills in General Paediatrics and Neonatology in a supportive environment, with a focus on the development of independent practice.

Enquiries to Dr Martin Wright, Head of Paediatrics and Neonatology
P: 8345 1333

**Please ensure you attach your cover letter and CV at the time of submitting your on-line application

**Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form (attached) is downloaded and forwarded to your three (3) Referees for completion. The completed form is to be returned via email to wh-mwu.enquiries@wh.org.au at Western Health as close as possible to the nominated closing date as this is a very important step in the shortlisting process.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Martin Wright, Head of Paediatrics and Neonatology
Contact Number 0383451333
Contact Email martin.wright@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Dr Thao Lu, Paediatric Neonatalist
Alternate Contact Number 0383451333
Alternate Contact Email thao.lu@wh.org.au
Closing Date 02/01/2019
Position Description and additional documents PD_Paediatric Ward Registrar_Employment 2018.updated June 2018.pdf
Referee Assessment Form
Application Guide click here to view
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