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Paediatric Haematologist and Anticoagulation Lead

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Date: 27-Sep-2021

Location: 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: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.


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


The Department:

The Department of Clinical Haematology at RCH provides clinical care and laboratory diagnostics to patients and families across the range of benign haematological conditions , incorporating  the Henry Ekert Haemophilia Treatment Centre , Sickle cell/ Anaemia and Haemoglobinopathy care (including chronic transfusion program and Apheresis) , complex anticoagulation including a large anticoagulation clinic >200 children (home monitoring and self-monitoring).

As the national paediatric cardiac transplant centre, a paediatric trauma centre , a tertiary PICU and NICU incorporating ECLS and VAD programs, bone marrow transplant  and CAR T service , in addition to solid organ transplantation, the department provides haematology support ( including complex anticoagulation, haematology and transfusion medicine support) to these services .

As part of the Melbourne Children's the Department of Clinical Haematology has strong links and affiliations with the University of Melbourne, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation; as well as the wider community. 


The Role:

Paediatric Haematologist and Anticoagulation Lead  (Full Time, Fixed Term 3 years) – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne 

An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and experienced clinician to join the RCH Clinical Haematology team as the Anticoagulation lead. The Anticoagulation lead is a critical leadership role providing guidance and strategic direction related to governance for all anticoagulation services at RCH, in line with the RCH vision and strategy.

The Anticoagulation lead will consistently provide the highest quality family-centred care, with a focus on campus wide education strategies promoting consistency of care, whilst maintaining strong staff engagement, in addition to developing and maintaining effective relationships with the community , industry and patients and families.

Experience and enthusiasm to facilitate important clinician lead research will assist to achieve these objectives.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Eligible for full registration as a Specialist Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Fellowship with the RCPA (Haematology) or equivalent
  • Fellowship with the RACP (Haematology) or equivalent
  • Experience with clinical and diagnostic Haematology in the newborn, paediatric, maternity and women’s health context including demonstrated experience in complex paediatric anticoagulation
  • Availability to meet clinical rostering requirements including participation in the ward service and on-call roster


You will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic direction and governance of anticoagulation management across the campus
  • Working in partnership with other medical, nursing and allied health professional staff to provide excellent medical and pathology services for inpatients and outpatients within the employees scope of practice (Clinical Haematology).
  • Managing in-patients admitted under clinical haematology while on ward service and on-call
  • Contribution to the management of patients referred to Clinical Haematology for consultative advice.
  • Liaison with parents/carers and external healthcare providers in relation to treatment plans and procedures for patients with haematological disorders
  • Competently performing haematology procedures including bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and administration of intrathecal chemotherapy in accordance with hospital guidelines as required
  • Participation in providing high quality pathology services at the Royal Children’s and Royal Women’s Hospital including routine and specialized haematology test reporting, communication and interpretation of results for clinicians, all pathology laboratory quality activities and transfusion medicine services.
  • Working in accordance with all Laboratory procedures
  • Support, training and supervision of junior medical staff


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


Why work at the RCH?

RCH is committed to 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.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 18 October 2021