Neonatal Registrar, Basic Or Advanced Paediatric Trainee Reg...

Neonatal Registrar, Basic or Advanced Paediatric Trainee Registrar 1-4 (Job Number: 01SW1) Description
Neonatal Registrar, Basic or Advanced Paediatric Trainee, Women’s and Babies, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children | Canberra Health Services | Full-time

Classification: Registrar 1-4 (dependent upon level of experience)
Salary: $108465-$135521pa
Position No: P33143
Directorate: Canberra Health Services

Applications close: 7 December 2020
Canberra Health Services Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma- Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley. CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75- day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Five Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community-based health services including early childhood services, youth and
women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.
Overview of the work area and position:

The Neonatal Department of the Canberra Hospital is offering a Neonatal Registrar position. Applications are open for one position available for the 2021 clinical year. The position is open to full time applicants for one to two years (depending on training requirements). In addition to paediatric basic trainees and paediatric advanced trainees, applications from advanced trainees in emergency medicine, ICU and anaesthetics with appropriate clinical experience will be considered.

The Department provides neonatal care to the ACT and surrounding NSW regions. The Canberra Hospital has approximately 3500 deliveries per year and is the principal referral centre for high risk pregnancies. It is the only tertiary care neonatal unit in the region, which has a delivery population of 10,000. The Canberra Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery has 700-800 admissions per year, 300 requiring respiratory support with 15 planned intensive care beds/high dependency beds and 14 special care nursery beds. The department is supported by six Neonatologists, 2 neonatal advanced trainees, a SCMO, 8 Neonatal Registrar (paediatric basic/advanced trainees) and 3 SRMO positions. Involvement in Neonatal teaching and research is recommended and highly encouraged by the Canberra Hospital's management.
Neonatal Registrars will obtain wide experience in all levels of Neonatal Care in a well supported and energetic environment. Positions can be accredited for basic and advanced training with the RACP, depending on individual circumstance. In addition to paediatric basic trainees and paediatric advanced trainees, advanced trainees in emergency medicine, ICU and anaesthetics with appropriate clinical experience are encouraged to apply. There is an active teaching and research program in both Paediatrics and Neonatology.


1. Provide competent and efficient clinical management of patients of the ACT Health Directorate under the supervision and direction of Consultant Medical Practitioner(s). Clinical management will include acute admissions, in-patient care, outpatient clinics, inter-disciplinary consults and clinical handover. Participate in the roster including day, evening, night and weekend shifts.

2. Work within and support the multidisciplinary clinical team. Maintain a co-operative relationship with referral centre’s and other departments at the Canberra Hospital including paediatric medicine, paediatric surgery, emergency department, anaesthetics and adult intensive care.

3. Demonstrate progress in training in the relevant specialty including participation in the neonatal teaching program and activities, timely completion of assessments and involvement in research.

4. Participate in the supervision and education of junior medical staff (paediatric trainees, basic trainees and SRMOs) and medical students.

5. Contribute to clinical audit and participate in changes that improve quality and safety of patient care.

6. Maintain adequate and legible medical records and ensure that the clinical team completes discharge summaries and clinic letters in a timely manner.

7. Comply with the policies and requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and policies of the ACT Health Directorate. This includes the promotion and application of workplace relations, workplace equity and diversity and workplace safety.

8. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.

Personal Attributes:

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work respectfully in partnership within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs

Qualifications and experience:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.

  • Post graduate academic qualifications and experience relevant to the position.
  • Currency in the Neonatal Advanced Life Support Course to be attained within three months of commencement with annual refreshers. Successful candidates will be encouraged to attend a Paediatric Life Support course within their tenure.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • undergo a pre-employment Occupational Medicine assessment, screening & vaccination process

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

(Please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually).

1. Demonstrated commitment to the maintenance and further development of skills applicable to the area of Neonatology, including involvement in further education and quality assurance activities.
2. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership where required.
3. Demonstrate a commitment to research or audit with previous work or planned projects.
4. A commitment to the importance and provision of teaching including medical, nursing, scientific and allied health professional staff at all levels including postgraduate and undergraduate.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Dr Hazel Carlisle
Clinical Director, Department of Neonatology
Tel: +61 2 61747565

Note: Applicants are requested to obtain two Professional Referee Reports .Two professional referee reports must be submitted separately by each of your referees via the email address at the bottom of the referee form. It is preferred referee reports are received by prior to the close of applications.