Position Details
Reference Number 36022
Position Title Sessional Gastroenterology Consultant
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Sessional Ongoing Gastroenterologist Consultant 

  • Sessional ongoing Position (0.5 EFT)
  • Parkville precinct & leading Children’s Hospital 
  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and on site car park

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 6000, 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 Role:

The sessional Paediatric Gastroenterologist will provide inpatient and outpatient clinical care to paediatric patients with gastrointestinal, nutritional and liver conditions, including complex tertiary level gastroenterology such as Liver transplantation and Intestinal Transplantation.

The role contributes to the provision of out-patient services (both on campus, telehealth and in regional centers). Collaboration with other services within and external to RCH to develop a more patient centered, standardized and sustainable model of care is expected.

You will provide leadership and direction in an area within gastroenterology depending on your level of expertise and advanced training within that area.

Contribution to existing research in collaboration with the key campus partners of University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute with ample opportunity to initiate new research streams will be a key focus of this role.


You will be responsible for:

  • Clinical management of the full range of gastrointestinal, nutritional and liver conditions, including complex tertiary level gastroenterology such as Liver and Intestinal Transplantation
  • Contributing to the development of models of clinical care for Gastroenterological conditions to enhance the quality of that care whilst maximising efficient use of available resources
  • Effective communication with other healthcare providers and consumers including but not limited to referring paediatricians, family practitioners, junior and senior medical staff, nursing, paramedical, clerical staff, families and patients 

You will have:

  • Demonstrated capacity to work harmoniously and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven leadership capability
  • Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or equivalent qualification (FRACP or equivalent)
  • Post fellowship training in paediatric Gastroenterology is essential
  • Specialist Medical Registration with AHPRA

Other information and how to apply:

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

Please contact Prof Winita Hardikar, Director of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition winita.hardikar@rch.org.au  for further information.

For further details, to view the position description and to apply please visit https://rch.mercury.com.au 


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 Winita Hardikar
Contact Number +61 3 934555060
Alternate Contact Person Shiva Aftahi
Alternate Contact Number +61 3 934555060
Closing Date 01/11/2020
Position Description 20200924 ongoing - 0.5 Gastroenterologist PD .pdf
Additional Document 1 Senior Medical Staff Application Form 1.docx (2).d.pdf