Position Details
Reference Number 33517
Position Title Sessional Paediatric Respiratory Physician
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Royal Childrens Hospital only
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary
  • Part Time 0.1 EFT fixed term until 1/5/2020
  • On call 
  • Melbourne, Victoria

The Hospital:

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.


With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 5000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. For further information on our Commitment to Child Safety go to: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/ 


The RCH provides world class facilities for staff, patients and families, making it an exciting place to work and progress your career. We offer a competitive salary and salary packaging options along with interesting and varied work.


The Role:

A part time Consultant Paediatric Respiratory Physician appointment to the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the RCH provides tertiary paediatric respiratory care, education, training and comprehensive research programs and has led internationally in the establishment of paediatric pulmonology as a distinct and important branch of medicine.  Our aim is to provide a world class service to improve health outcomes for children and young people with respiratory diseases throughout Victoria. A clinical referral service is also provided to the children of southern New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia. The Department Consultants comprise 8 Respiratory Physicians who provide cover during business hours for inpatient and outpatient management of respiratory issues. Sub speciality clinics include tracheostomy, sleep, non-invasive ventilation support, TB, bronchiectasis and PCD diagnostics.   Additional roles include participating in clinical governance, education, research and administration activities of the service. 


You will be responsible for:

  • Conducting a once weekly outpatient clinic in general respiratory medicine.
  • Providing on call consultant cover for management of inpatients and emergency department presentations. Call is on a rotating roster with other departmental consultants within the department and is generally on a 1 in 5 rotation based on a week on call at any one time.
  • Development and implementation of research, audit and quality improvement projects.
  • Leading and participating in multidisciplinary education activities  
  • Providing professional guidance and support for the services JMS and nursing staff. 

You will have:

  • Demonstrated capacity to work harmoniously and collaboratively within a small team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • FRACP or equivalent College Fellowship with sub speciality training in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine 
  • Specialist Medical Registration with AHPRA

Other information and how to apply:


Applicants must apply online attaching certified credentials and a completed “SMS Application for Appointment Form”.

Please contact Professor Philip Robinson in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep medicine at phil.robinson@rch.org.au or 9345 5818 for further information.


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.



Selection Criteria Essential: Certified Paediatric respiratory training through Royal Australian College of Physicians and awarding of FRACP
Contact Person Philip Robinson
Contact Number 55684
Contact Email Phil.Robinson@rch.org.au
Closing Date 21/07/2019
Position Description 2019.07.08 PD Consultant Paediatric resp.pdf
Additional Document 1 Senior Medical Staff Application Form 1.docx