Position Details
Reference Number 32955
Position Title Paediatric Urologist
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Paediatric Urologist 

  • Full Time 3 years
  • 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 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 Role:

The full time Paediatric Urologist will provide clinical care to paediatric patients with urological conditions, ranging from simple day case surgery to complex tertiary level urology such as Bladder Exstrophy, Renal Transplantation. The role contributes to the provision of out-patient services (both on campus, telehealth and in regional centers) and participating equally in the provision on an on-call service. Collaboration with other services within and without RCH to develop a more patient centered, standardized and sustainable model of care is expected.


You will provide leadership and direction in the extension of our existing minimally invasive surgery activity as we seek to explore and develop a robotic surgical program.

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:

  • Providing effective leadership in line with the Department’s, the Division’s and the Hospital’s strategic goals.
  • Building and maintaining collaborative relationships with relevant stakeholders, including surgical and medical transplant teams across ANZ and internationally.
  • Leading by example in providing the highest quality clinical care to children and young people with urological conditions.
  • Providing leadership in the development of models of clinical care for urological conditions to enhance the quality of that care whilst maximising efficient use of available resources.
  • Providing leadership in communication with other healthcare providers and consumers including but not limited to referring paediatricians, family practitioners, junior and senior medical staff, nursing, paramedical and 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 Surgeons or equivalent qualification (FRACS or equivalent).
  • Post fellowship training in paediatric urology 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 Mike O’Brien, Chief of Surgery & Director of Urology mike.obrien@rch.org.au  for further information.


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. 

Selection Criteria Essential: English Language Proficiency
Essential: FRACS (or equivalent)
Contact Person Michael O'Brien
Contact Number +61419101622
Contact Email Mike.Obrien@rch.org.au
Closing Date 07/03/2019
Position Description Consultant Urologist Position Description 2019.02.05 .pdf
Additional Document 1 Senior Medical Staff Application Form 1.docx