Position Details
Reference Number 28857
Position Title Fellow in Anaesthesia
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Royal Childrens Hospital only
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

The Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Management at the Royal Children’s Hospital has an annual turnover of 20,000 general anaesthetics, 2000 acute pain consultations and 200 chronic pain management consultations. The Department is staffed by 25 full time, 13 sessional specialist paediatric anaesthetists, 11 fellows and 9 junior anaesthesia registrars. There are 34 anaesthesia technologists who assist the anaesthetists.


A vacancy has arisen for a 6 month position commencing 6th August 2018. It is possible that this position could be split into two 0.5 positions.


The Paedatric Anaesthetic program includes:

  • General paediatric anaesthesia
  • Paediatric anaesthetic specialties:
    eg Craniofacial surgery, neurosurgery, urological surgery, major orthopaedic surgery, cardiac surgery, and cardiac, liver and renal transplantation
  • Acute pain management (Ward rounds and out of hours cover)


An active anaesthesia teaching program is provided for all Fellows which includes:
a  4-hour tutorial every second week designed for Fellows (on a 6 month cycle)

  • a general departmental education meeting for ½ hour per week
  • a monthly evening 1½ hour seminar on selected topics
  • additional specific tutorials designed for fellows


Fellows will be expected to participate in the out of hours roster.

Fellows in training with ANZCA will be expected to be in their PFY year or post Fellowship. Candidates applying from outside the ANZCA system will be expected to have a minimum of similar training (ie 4 years of accredited full-time anaesthetic training and completion of basic paediatric anaesthesia training).

Assessment for this position will include personal CV and references as well as the planned application of the paediatric anaesthesia training to the individual’s career path.

Applicants must be eligible for registration as Medical Practitioners in Australia, and international applicants must be able to obtain an appropriate visa. Successful applicants must also hold a current Victorian Working with Children Card prior to commencing employment.  


Requests for further information should be emailed to cathi.taylor@rch.org.au. Applications for this position should be lodged by 27th April 2018. Applications will be conditional on satisfactory police record checks.


Contact Person Robert McDougall
Contact Number 5233
Alternate Contact Person Cathi Taylor
Alternate Contact Number 5233
Alternate Contact Email cathi.taylor@rch.org.au
Closing Date 23/04/2018
Position Description Anaesthetics Fellow PD.pdf