Position Details
Reference Number 33314
Position Title Fellows-PEM, Trauma & Point of Care Ultrasound 2020
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Clinical Fellows in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Trauma &

Point of Care Ultrasound

The Royal Children’s Hospital & Monash Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Commencement dates: February and August 2020


We are seeking enthusiastic trainees to join our dedicated and professional paediatric emergency teams for 2020.


The Royal Children’s and Monash Children’s Hospitals are two large tertiary paediatric hospitals in Melbourne.  Together they serve a population of more than 4 million and provide emergency treatment for more than 120,000 children annually.  Each hospital offers a unique experience for senior trainees in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM).  Building on our collaborative approach to PEM training, we are seeking applications for Clinical Fellows in PEM including PICU, Trauma and also Point of Care Ultrasound for 2020.  A combined total 9.5 positions are available across both sites.  Successful applicants will be appointed to PEM, ICU or Trauma at either RCH or MMC on obtaining a joint contract; or to 6 months PEM and 6 months Ultrasound at RCH Emergency,


The Royal Children’s Hospital is a 250 bed tertiary paediatric hospital situated in the centre of metropolitan Melbourne. It offers the full spectrum of paediatric specialty and subspecialty services and is the paediatric major trauma service for Victoria.  The RCH Trauma Service plays an integral role in protocol development, education and performance feedback regarding paediatric trauma.  The Emergency Department is the busiest paediatric ED in the country with over 86,000 presentations a year for a range of urgent medical and surgical conditions.  Senior staffing includes 24 paediatric emergency medicine specialists and fellows undergoing specific training in paediatric emergency medicine.  Together they provide supervision to 36 paediatric and emergency medicine registrars 6 junior doctors.  RCH ED is accredited for 18 months of PEM training.  The department has an active education program, and plays a major role in national and international paediatric emergency medicine research.  Fellows are allocated one of a number of portfolio’s including simulation, education and quality and are involved in Clinical Practice Guidelines development, research and quality audits within the ED. The Ultrasound fellow role is a specific appointment.


Monash Medical Centre’s dedicated Paediatric ED sees over 34,000 children, with 50% having a triage of Cat 1, 2 or 3 and an admission rate of over 30%. The paediatric ED is co-located next-to the Adult ED at Monash Medical Centre Clayton, but is staffed separately in a dedicated unit.  MMC is the paediatric tertiary referral centre for south-east Victoria. Monash Children’s new hospital facilities opened in 2017, further establishing Monash health as a leader in paediatric care.  Consultant supervision extends from 8am to midnight seven days a week.  MMC is accredited for 12 months of PEM training.  Monash Medical Centre is well supported by specialist paediatric services including but not limited to PICU, NICU and paediatric anaesthetic cover.  Special interest portfolios are available in the areas of education, simulation and quality.


Both RCH and MMC offer 6 month PICU rotations, with the other 6 months spent at that hospital’s ED.


RCH also offers two positions which comprise 6months ultrasound and 6 months PEM.


Applicants will have previous experience in paediatric emergency medicine and will be seeking to advance their training in this subspecialty.  Minimum 12 month appointments are preferred, however applicants seeking 6 months appointment are also encouraged to apply.



Registration/eligible for registration to practise medicine in Australia.


Trainees of the Australian College for Emergency Medicine, Royal Australian College of Physicians, or equivalent, and preferably registered with the Joint Training Committee of ACEM/RACP for PEM sub-speciality training.


Completion of APLS / equivalent or undertake to complete this training at commencement of employment.


In addition, all International Medical Graduate applicants will need to have passed their IELTS test (results must indicate a score of 7 or above in all bands) in order to be successful in this position.


All applicants will be required to undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check


Terms and Condition:

Salary and conditions of employment with be in accordance with the RCH and/or MMC junior medical staff awards.


For further information please contact:

Assoc Prof Joanne Grindlay, Deputy Director, Emergency Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Australia.

Email  joanne.grindlay@rch.org.au  tel: +61 3 9345 5312


Dr Adam O’Brien, Paediatric Emergency Physician, Project Lead, Point-of -care Ultrasound Program, Emergency Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Australia.

Email  adam.obrien@rch.org.au  tel: 9345 5312  tel: +61 3 9345 5312


Dr Tobias van Hest, Paediatric Emergency Physician, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia.

Email  Tobias.VanHest@monashhealth.org  tel: +61 3 9594 2707

Contact Person Joanne Grindlay
Contact Number 93455312
Alternate Contact Person Tobias Van Hest
Alternate Contact Number 95942707
Closing Date 09/06/2019
Position Description PD Fellow in PEM, Trauma & POCUS2020.pdf