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Consultant - Long Term Follow-Up Program

Date: 02-Aug-2022

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:


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

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also 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. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.  

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 RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. 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.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards:

Further information about RCH is available at


The Role:


An exciting opportunity exists for a part time dynamic and experienced Consultant to join the Long Term Follow-Up Program for an ongoing appointment of 16 hours per fortnight, based at The Royal Children's Hospital campus in Parkville.  The Long Term Follow-Up program provides survivorship care to child and adolescents who have been treated for cancer. Additional roles include participating in clinical governance, education, research and administration activities of the service. Applications are invited from specialist in Paediatric Oncology or Endocrinology with a special interest in the late effects of cancer treatment.


The Long Term Follow-Up Program (LTFP)

Established in 2009, the Paediatric Long Term Follow-Up Program provides a multidisciplinary service to childhood cancer survivors in the management of oncology treatment related late effects and oncology survivorship issues. The program is available to all paediatric & adolescent (18 years or younger) survivors of childhood cancer living in Victoria.

Clinical services are provided at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH), with the administrative functions based at RCH. The program also partners with the Regional Outreach Shared Care Program to provide LTFP services in 2 regional health services – South West Healthcare and Albury-Wodonga Health.


The Deparment:


Victorian Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS)


The state-wide Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service is funded by the Victorian Government to lead a networked paediatric cancer care system for Victoria. We work collaboratively with the two Victorian primary diagnostic and treatment centres at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, as well as with the state-wide paediatric radiation therapy service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and regional shared care centres.

Our role is to lead a collaborative approach to paediatric cancer in Victoria, promoting a connected cancer care system through partnerships and linkages. We drive innovation and quality improvement within an accessible, family-centred service system, using data and the best available evidence to set state-wide standards of care, and to support access to innovative treatment options.  As a leader and advocate for Victorian paediatric cancer care, we are responsive to the needs of consumers and our partners. We aim to ensure children and adolescents with cancer receive the best care, in the best facility as close to home as possible.
Further information on the PICS is available at


You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the consultation of child and adolescent cancer survivors in weekly clinics
  • Working with Nursing, Neuro-psychology, Radiation Oncology, Endocrinology, Dietetics and Social Work colleagues to ensure a high-quality holistic service is provided to the patient and their family.
  • Development and implementation of research, audit and quality improvement projects.
  • Providing professional guidance and support for a multidisciplinary team


You will have:

  • Experience in the management of oncology treatment late effects in patients under the age of 18
  • A clinical background in a relevant field of medicine (e.g. Oncology, Endocrinology)
  • Demonstrated capacity to work harmoniously and collaboratively within a small team
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to leading by example in providing the highest quality clinical care to children and young people.
  • FRACP or equivalent College Fellowship
  • 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 Justine Carder for further information.

To view the Position Description please click here.

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” button

Applications close 30 August 2022