Position Details
Reference Number 35584
Position Title 2021 Adolescent Medicine Fellow
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Adolescent Medicine Fellow

  • Full time, fixed term role (12 months)
  • Commencing February 2021
  • Parkville location
  • Fabulous employee benefits

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 4500, 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. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


The Department:

The Department of Adolescent Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital have two exciting 12 month training opportunities available for the 2021 clinical year.


The Adolescent Medicine Fellows will experience a variety of exciting training opportunities which include:

  • Conducting a weekly adolescent medical clinic where Fellows will see adolescents for a range of complex medical and psychosocial presentations.
  • Assessing adolescents with Eating Disorders and working closely with their multidisciplinary care team to provide ongoing medical assistance.
  • Providing support and guidance to adolescents experiencing Gender Dysphoria via a weekly triage clinic.
  • Providing medical care to marginalised young people aged 12 – 24 years who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless at the Young People’s Health Service (YPHS) located at Melbourne City Mission in the CBD.
  • Providing medical care to indigenous adolescents at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service in Fitzroy and assisting with patient liaison and policy creation.
  • A chance to attend a Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS) school holidays camp with adolescents with chronic illness.

The Adolescent Medicine Fellows will be allocated 5 two week rotations as a junior consultant on the inpatient roster (supported by the 2nd on call consultant) and be responsible for the supervision and mentorship of the junior medical ward staff on rotation for the Department of Adolescent Medicine.


Within the Department of Adolescent Medicine there are also many opportunities to become involved in research and to commence or complete your FRACP research project. The Department also conducts medical student teaching with the University of Melbourne including communication training with adolescents through our “hands on HEADSS” program.



These positions are designed for post-exam trainees and will satisfy RACP D&P training, elective general paediatric (or other specialty) time and some CCH training requirements. The positions would suit both trainees wanting to pursue a career in Adolescent Medicine and those pursuing a general or subspecialty path wanting extra experience with adolescents. Annual leave will be at a mutually convenient time.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • AHPRA registration
  • Eligibility for registration in Victoria
  • Completed RACP exams

Please note the successful applicant must undergo a Police and Working with Children Check. In addition, all International Medical Graduate applicants will need to refer to the AHPRA website to ensure they have passed the necessary English language test https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx.


To find out more contact Shantelle Hendy on 03 9345 6531 or speak with one of the incumbents.


Why work at the RCH?


That's what you can do for us, this is what we can offer you!


The opportunity to work in world-class facilities, alongside some of the greatest medical minds in the country.


We have 13 food and beverage options on site, a 24 hour gym, hairdresser, massage and supermarkets. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.


We offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an award winning health and well-being program and a fantastic team culture. We offer continuous learning and career development and let’s not forget about the Meerkat enclosure!


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

Contact Person Debi Feldman
Contact Number 93459192
Alternate Contact Person Shantelle Hendy
Alternate Contact Number 93456531
Closing Date 10/07/2020
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