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Date: 19-Feb-2021

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

Sessional Paediatric Respiratory Physician

  • Part time, fixed term contract
  • Parkville location
  • Fabulous staff benefits


The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.


With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.


The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au



The Role:

A part time Consultant Paediatric Respiratory Physician appointment to the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Royal Chidlren's Hospital to cover 6 months sabattical leave by one of the departments accredited sleep physicians from April 2021 to Oct 2021 at 0.2 EFT. This position is available to accredited applicants. The successful applicant will conduct two general sleep focused respiratory outpatient clinics each week as cover for the sabbattical leave of one of the departments sleep physicians. No on call duties in Respiratory Medicine will be required.


The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the RCH provides tertiary paediatric respiratory care, education, training and comprehensive research programs and has led internationally in the establishment of paediatric pulmonology as a distinct and important branch of medicine.  Our aim is to provide a world class service to improve health outcomes for children and young people with respiratory diseases throughout Victoria. A clinical referral service is also provided to the children of southern New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia. The Department Consultants comprise 8 Respiratory Physicians who provide cover during business hours for inpatient and outpatient management of respiratory issues. Sub speciality clinics include tracheostomy, sleep, non-invasive ventilation support, TB, bronchiectasis and PCD diagnostics.   Additional roles include participating in clinical governance, education, research and administration activities of the service. 


You will be responsible for:

  • Conducting 2 weekly outpatient clinics in sleep medicine.
  • Development and implementation of research, audit and quality improvement projects.
  • Leading and participating in multidisciplinary education activities.
  • Providing professional guidance and support for the services JMS and nursing staff.

You will have:

  • Demonstrated capacity to work harmoniously and collaboratively within a small team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • FRACP or equivalent College Fellowship with sub speciality training in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
  • Specialist Medical Registration with AHPRA


Other information and how to apply:

To view a copy of the Position Description, please click here.

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

Please contact Professor Philip Robinson in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep medicine at phil.robinson@rch.org.au or 9345 5818 for further information.



Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.


Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/ is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 9 March 2021