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2022 Paediatric GP Trainee
Fixed Term - Full Time
86 Hours per fortnight

If you currently provide, or are intending to provide paediatric medicine services to rural communities, this Rural Generalist Paediatric Training Program could be for you.

Eligibility - trainees must be enrolled in the Victorian Rural Generalist Program to be eligible for this position.

Ballarat Base Hospital has a 16-bed Paediatric Ward and a 12-bed level 2A Special Care Nursery (CPAP capabilities) with 1200-1400 births per year. We have a busy Emergency Department and an ICU that assists with management of some children. We have eight part time VMO paediatricians who rotate on-call responsibilities. We run four general paediatric outpatient clinics per week, as well as a paediatric diabetic clinic, a paediatric immigrant health clinic and outreach clinics to Stawell and Horsham. We have multiple visiting subspecialty clinics. We also maintain close links with the Royal Children’s Hospital and tertiary Melbourne NICU centres.

We have paediatric residents covering 24-hours per day. This registrar position comprises a team of 5 registrars and 1 fellow providing cover 24 hours per day. Responsibilities include daily ward rounds, outpatient clinics, emergency consultations, high-risk deliveries, student teaching, an ongoing education program and frequent departmental meetings. On-call requirements are 1 in 4 weekends and 1 night per week first on call, with consultant back up 24 hours per day. Remuneration is per Victorian Award with on call and call back payments.

Ballarat Health Services is a major training site for the University of Melbourne and Deakin Rural Clinical Schools. Senior staff are strongly committed to teaching and the professional development of Interns, HMOs and Registrars.

Ballarat offers a superb regional lifestyle with excellent public and private schools, recreational and sporting facilities, shopping, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Country or city living is available within minutes of the hospital and there is easy access to Melbourne (70 minutes).

To apply for these positions please submit your Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter. Please note, all attached documents must be either .doc or .pdf files.

Applications must be submitted on-line, via the Ballarat Health Services website. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check and immunisation clearance.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

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