Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Medical Lead - Patient Access and Flow

Date: 13 Sep 2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics 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.

For further Information on RCH is available here.

Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Medical Lead – Patient Access and Flow


• Part-Time, Ongoing role

• Work for Australia’s leading Children’s Hospital

• Highly regarded learning environment within a friendly and supportive team


We are seeking for a part time, ongoing Consultant Paediatric Oncologist to join the RCH Children's Cancer Centre (CCC), 8-16 hours per fortnight. 


The Role:

The role of the Medical Lead of Patient Access and Flow is to provide medical oversight for the movement of patients between the inpatient and outpatient setting. With a growing number of patients seen each year in the Children’s Cancer Centre (CCC), there is a requirement to improve efficiencies and access to world class care. The Medical Lead will assess how patients are assigned to clinics, work with other Access and Flow team members including Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs), Patient Flow Officers (PFOs), the RCH Quality Team and the oncology Fast Track Service to address other concerns relating to access and flow. The Medical Lead will provide supervision for the ambulatory fellows and trainees.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent accreditation and evidence of relevant clinical practice
  • Specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in managing multiple complex patients and meeting various clinical demands in an oncological setting


To view the position description please click here


For further information about this position please contact Karli Williamson, Operations Manager, at

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 2 October 2023