2025 Cleft and Craniofacial Fellow

Date: 13 Apr 2024

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.


RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.


Further Information on the RCH can be found here.



Fellowships in our Department are for post-graduate Plastic Surgeons. Unfortunately we do not accept applications from surgeons who do not have a Plastic Surgery qualification. At the present time, the Craniofacial Fellowship is a 12-month clinical position oriented primarily towards Cranio-Maxillofacial surgery, although a full range of paediatric plastic surgery is covered within the Department. From a craniofacial standpoint the Unit averages approximately 70 transcranial cases per year. The number of primary cleft cases sits at around 60 per year. Part of the cleft program involves managing complex secondary cleft cases. Rhinoplasty is an integral part of the program also.


Our Craniofacial Fellows are also encouraged to complete a research project during their tenure with us. These are usually submitted for publication in a peer review journal.


To view the Position Description, please click here.  


Please note that the successful applicant must undergo a police and working with children check. In addition, all International Medical Graduate applicants will need to refer to the AHPRA website to ensure they have passed the necessary English language test https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx


Please note, we require in addition to your CV and cover letter, two letters of recommendation.


The 12 month Fellowship will commence in July 2025.   Any enquiries can be directed to: Plastic.Surgery@rch.org.au




Why work at the RCH?


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.


It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply now” button

Applications will close on Sunday, 30th June 2024