Position Details
Reference Number 35767
Position Title Locum Consultant - WADJA
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, Fixed Term (0.15 EFT)
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Salary Packaging Options


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, fixed term Consultant Paediatrician is required for the WADJA clinic.  The WADJA Aboriginal Family Place provides an outpatient service for Aboriginal children by providing comprehensive paediatric assessments undertaken collaboratively with Aboriginal staff from the preventative perspective ; delivered with social, emotional and cultural issues considered.  The medical service delivery from WADJA sits under the governance of the Department of General Medicine.


You will be responsible for:

  • Provision of paediatric medical assessments for patients attending the WADJA Health clinic
  • A collaborative approach to assessing Aboriginal children with an Aboriginal Case Manager, considering social, cultural, emotional, medical and developmental needs, and develop an individual treatment/management plan
  • Promoting a holistic approach to health care, which encompasses spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing in keeping with Koori cultural values
  • Providing consultation to RCH and community medical staff on the management of Aboriginal children


You will have:   

  • Demonstrated capacity to work harmoniously and collaboratively within a small team
  • FRACP or equivalent
  • AHPRA Specialist Registration 
  • Eligible for medical registration within Victoria
  • Relevant professional experience in a healthcare or child and family services setting
  • A demonstrated sound knowledge of Koori culture and values
  • Demonstrated competency in assessing social and emotional needs, making referrals and planning support services appropriate to the identified needs
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment


Other information and how to apply:


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


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 Kirsten Noakes
Contact Number 0438096186
Contact Email Kirsten.Noakes@rch.org.au
Closing Date 06/08/2020
Position Description 2020 Locum Consultant WADJA.pdf
Additional Document 1 Senior Medical Staff Application Form 1.docx.docx