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Reference Number 10879
Position Title Basic Paediatrics Trainee
Specialty Paediatrics
Sub Specialty Paediatrics
Additional Training Focus Basic Trainee in Paediatrics
Training Networks / Training Rotations
Training Network / Training Rotation (which may change from time to time) Northern, Eastern and Western Paediatric Training Networks
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 21/01/2013)
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location Randwick
Award Classification Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award - Registrar
Salary $1,258.40 - $1,966.00
Number of FTE 20.00
Purpose of Position Depending on the nature of the term and the level of experience of trainees working in the department, the Paediatric Basic Trainee may be a relatively senior or junior member of Junior Medical Staff within a clinical team. In matters relating directly to patient care, he/she is responsible to the consultant in charge of the patient’s care and the Fellow(s), as appropriate. Together with the consultant, he/she is responsible for supervision and teaching of Residents and medical students attached to the team. The Basic Trainee is a role model for Residents and medical students regarding professional conduct, clinical acumen and communication with patients, parents and health professionals and staff at the hospital and liaison, with health professionals and agencies in the community. The primary function of the role is provision of care for patients and families at a level of skill and autonomy consistent with basic training in Paediatrics. This includes assessment of children admitted, rational use of investigations, ongoing management of care, anticipation and monitoring of progress and planning of timely discharge and appropriate follow up. These positions are attached to networks (i.e. Northern, Eastern and Western Paediatric Physician Training Networks) each of which is made up of a number of medical institutions. These positions will involve training in a rage of terms across the network and across a range of different settings. The aims of the networked training program are to ensure that the delivery of paediatric training in NSW is of the highest quality, sustainable, flexible, and transparent and in accordance with RACP training requirements and clinical service needs. "Joint Recruitment Advertisement Sydney Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital Westmead, John Hunter Children’s Hospital"
  Joint Recruitment Advertisement:
Sydney Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital Westmead, John Hunter Children’s Hospital



These positions are attached to networks (i.e. Northern, Eastern and Western Paediatric Training Networks) each of which is made up of a number of medical institutions. These positions will involve training in a range of terms across the network and across a range of different settings. The aims of the networked training program are to ensure that the delivery of paediatric training in NSW is of the highest quality, sustainable, flexible, transparent and in accordance with RACP training requirements and clinical service needs.

Enquiries:
Dr Rob Slade (Chief Resident Medical Officer, Sydney Children’s Hospital)
ph. (02) 9382 1760
Dr Damien McKay (Chief Resident Medical Officer, Westmead Children’s Hsopital )
ph. (02) 9845 0000
Dr Frank Alvaro (Staff Specialist Paediatrician, John Hunter Children’s Hospital)
ph (02) 4921 3000
Selection Criteria MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible to be registered with the relevant medical board.

Minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience with recent broad experience in Paediatrics (minimum of 12 months) in Australia. Neonatal experience would be preferable.

Ongoing commitment to further education and professional development. This includes demonstrated ability to teach and willingness to participate in the teaching of Medical Students, Junior Medical Staff and other clinical staff.

Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals.

Willingness and ability to work at any hospital within Paediatric training networks as required for their training.

Willingness to comply with hospital infection control policies.

Demonstrated contribution to the development of hospital services e.g. participation in Paediatric Junior Staff matters, representation on behalf of the hospital, and participation in hospital committees.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Dr Rob Slade (Chief Resident Medical Officer, Sydney Children’s Hospital)
Contact Number (02) 9382 1760
Contact Email Rob.Slade@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 09/01/2011
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