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Metabolic Fellow

Date: 25-May-2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch


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.

The role:

A full time position for a Metabolic Fellow within the Department of Metabolic Medicine. 

The role of the Metabolic Fellow is to work in partnership with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team (MDT) that consists of committed physicians, nurses, dietitians, social worker to co-ordinate and assist in the provision of specialist metabolic care to children and families of Victoria and Tasmania who have a suspected or known inborn error of metabolism. The role will have the opportunity to link with many sub-specialty units within RCH that consult the service. Exposure to as many patients as possible, and dealing with as many clinical dilemmas as possible, all under appropriate supervision, will ensure proper use of the training time and learning the fundamentals of Metabolic Medicine: diagnosis, therapy, family counselling and basic genetic counselling.


You will be responsible for:

      Inpatient care including ward rounds, ward-based procedures, family meetings, and discharge planning

  • Consults and follow up of investigations for in-patients referred from other services
  • Outpatients with weekly follow-up clinics, new consult clinics and phone consults
  • Laboratory liaison with weekly reporting sessions with reference laboratories and liaison with referring physicians
  • Departmental clinical and training meetings
  • Weekly departmental education sessions and other continuing education activities and meetings
  • Contribution to the on-call roster (shared roster) with Metabolic Consultant as back-up
  • Research: trainees are strongly encouraged to participate in research projects (to be discussed individually).


Please click here for the position description of this role.

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 22/06/2023