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Paediatric Radiologist

Date: 19-Nov-2022

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 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.

For further Information on RCH is available here.


The Role:


The Medical Imaging Department is seeking locum paediatric radiologist(s) to join the team to fill available vacancy to backfill leave, job sharing options available.


The successful applicant will be jointly responsible for provision of Medical Imaging Services and will participate in the afterhours on-call roster and department teaching. The comprehensive range of primary to quaternary level paediatric imaging procedures performed will include some or all of the following: paediatric ultrasound, general radiography, fluoroscopy, MRI, CT and paediatric IR. Demonsitrated experience in paediatric neuroradiology and/or paediatric interventional radiology is highly desirable. Flexible sessional arrangements maybe taken into consideration as per the operational needs of the department.  


You will be responsible for: 

  • Contribute to the optimal care of patients of the Royal Children’s Hospital through the provision of high-quality Medical Imaging services.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge in the nominated specialist fields of paediatric Medical Imaging.
  • Coordinate provision of Medical Imaging Services when allocated the role of team leader.
  • Lead by example
  • Participate in departmental and RCH meetings, committees, teaching and research as allocated by the Director of Medical Imaging.
  • Share the role with other Medical Imaging specialists of joint responsibility for the care of patients in the MID and the coordination of imaging services provided to patients referred to the RCH Medical Imaging department including pro rata participation in the after-hours on call roster.
  • Follow RCH “Proceduralist Consent Checking Procedure” and other protocols of the RCH where appropriate to ensure optimum patient safety.
  • Be aware of and work in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, including Occupational Health and Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity, Confidentiality, Consumer and Community Participation.
  • Be respectful of the needs of patients, visitors and other staff and maintain a professional approach to all interactions.
  • Participate in continuing professional development in accordance with the RANZCR CPD program.


You will:

  • Perform, supervise and interpret Medical Imaging studies at a high level of competency.
  • Work well as a team member and motivate others within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Have well developed communication skills and be able to effectively liaise with referring doctors staff and consumers.
  • Teach, coach and share your knowledge.
  • Balance competing and conflicting priorities effectively
  • Diagnostic radiologists should have Fellowship training in paediatric radiology.
  • Interventional Radiologists should have demonstrated experience in Tier A and Tier B interventional radiology.


Other information and how to apply:

Applicants must apply online attaching certified credentials and a completed “SMS Application for Appointment Form”.

Please feel free to direct any of your queries regarding this vacancy to Evelyn Johnson, PA to Dr. Padma Rao, Director Medical Imaging.


To view the Position Description 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 18 December 2022