Position Details
Reference Number 34768
Position Title Paediatric nephrologist
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Paediatric Nephrologist

  • 0.8 EFT
  • Ongoing appointment
  • Parkville location
  • Fabulous employee benefits, including onsite parking and salary packaging

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. 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 Department

The Department of Nephrology is one of the largest of its type in Australia with an international profile for its excellence in clinical care, research and training. The department comprises a cohesive multidisciplinary team, which includes medical, nursing, dietetic, social work, education support, administrative and research staff. It provides ambulant and in-patient care for a wide range of nephrological and urological diseases ranging from urinary tract infections, electrolyte disorders, hypertension and bone mineral metabolism disorders to an extensive and comprehensive service in paediatric nephrology. 

These specialist clinical services encompass management of acute and chronic kidney disease as well as the full spectrum of renal replacement therapies in end-stage kidney disease, including haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis; and deceased- and living-related transplantation.


The department is a leader in a number of specific areas of expertise, including the delivery of neonatal dialysis, novel approaches to transplantation, centre of excellence in renal genetics, clinical pharmacology and translational nephrology. In addition to the clinical service, the department is responsible for training and education of paediatric nephrology clinical fellows as well as medical students and junior medical staff.


The Role:  

This opportunity provides 0.8EFT Paediatric Nephrologist clinical sessions within the Department of Nephrology. This may be best suited to more than one sessional appointment. The date for commencement is February 3, 2020. The fractional position(s) will incorporate provision of care in outpatient clinics and to inpatients in the course of participation in ward service and after hours on-call. Skills in all aspects of paediatric nephrology are required, including all forms of renal replacement therapy, electrolyte disorders, hypertension, glomerulonephritis/ vasculitis and neonatal renal disease.


The role involves a contribution to the maintenance of the department’s high level of clinical care and quality, education and research. This includes supervision of junior medical staff and involvement in departmental multidisciplinary clinical meetings, comprising medical colleagues, senior nursing staff, allied health and administrative staff. 


Your role will incorporate responsibility for:

  • Ward and consultation service for patients with renal disorders including antenatal, general nephrology, dialysis (PD & HD), plasma exchange and renal transplantation.  Participation in after-hours roster.
  • Clinical services in ambulatory care setting and active participation in associated meetings.
  • Ad hoc discussions regarding management of renal patients.
  • Audit and appropriate quality assurance activities.
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation of all clinic episodes (face to face, meetings, telephone etc.) to meet good communication and medico-legal requirements. 

Education and Training

Contribute to the education and training of clinical fellows, Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric Urology trainees to deliver high quality clinical care, as appropriate.


Clinical Research

Contribute to the maintenance of the clinical database with prospective data collection to support and inform long-term research agendas.

Contribute to the development of research projects relevant to renal disorders in children, as appropriate.


You will have:

  • Recognised expertise in clinical nephrology and renal transplantation
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality evidence-based clinical care in the context of a multidisciplinary team
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence to strengthen collaborative teamwork

Other information and how to apply:

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


Enquires about this role can be made to Dr Joshua Kausman, Director of Nephrology by email joshua.kausman@rch.org.au or by phone +61 39345 5054. 


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.

Contact Person Kerrie Scott
Contact Number 55054
Closing Date 25/09/2019
Position Description Nephrology SMS 0.8EFT PD (1).pdf
Additional Document 1 Senior Medical Staff Application Form 1.docx