Sydney Childrens Hospital Network

Job Description

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes with one purpose in mind – to help young people live their healthiest lives.
Remuneration: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Registrar Year 1 – Year 4
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM18337
*Positions are available for the current Clinical Year only, up 04 February 2024*
Paediatric Emergency Medicine Trainee positions are available at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) for the current 2023 clinical year, up to 04 February 2024.
CHW is a tertiary children’s hospital, part of The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. The Emergency Department at CHW sees over 60,000 presentations per year. CHW is a level-one trauma centre, state burns centre and manages critically ill children. The Emergency Department has a high patient acuity and approximately one quarter of the children presenting require hospital admission for further management. CHW is affiliated with the University of Sydney.

Positions are either in a full-time or half-time (2 shifts per week) capacity. The shifts rotate between days, evenings and nights. The patients include those who need resuscitation and acute need for care and those with lower acuity. The trainee is part of the multidisciplinary Emergency Department team involving staff from all health professions, clerical and support staff. The position is always under the supervision of a nominated senior medical position either on site or contactable.

Selection Criteria:
  • MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category
  • Registrable with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine or equivalent as a Trainee
  • Minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience with minimum 12 months Paediatric or Emergency care experience
  • Ongoing commitment to further education and professional development and Advanced Paediatric Life Support qualifications or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to teach students and other clinical staff
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals in a team environment
Information and Application:
1. Click here for the Position Description
2. Find out more about applying for this position. Your application must include a current resume and responses to the application questions and criteria in the online application form. Please ensure you complete and submit your application prior to the closing date. Interviews will be conducted virtually via videoconference. Some positions are dependent on external funding and will only be appointed once funding is confirmed.
SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity – we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up, to assist in preparing your application.
All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a Category A position.
Contact Information:
1. For role related queries, please contact CHW Chief Resident Medical Officer, Dr Joel Vosu, via telephone on 02 9845 0000 or email [email protected]
2. For technical support, please contact the Customer Service Team on 1300 443 966, select option 1, then option 2. Please also refer to the applicant guide for additional information
  • Please note that recruitment agency applications are unable to be accepted


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