Neonatal Clinical Fellow

Recruiter
Monash Health
Location
Victoria (AU)
Posted
22 May 2019
Closes
26 Jun 2019
Ref
38266
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

2020 Neonatal Clinical Fellow

  • Join Monash Newborn at Monash Children’s Hospital in 2020 for your training as a Neonatal Clinical Fellow/Senior Registrar
  • Join a dynamic team that includes 15 registrars, 12 Senior Registrars/Fellows and 11 Consultants committed to delivering the highest quality care to newborn infants and their families
  • Take advantage of the outstanding opportunities for training that a large multi-disciplinary perinatal service provides in a dedicated Children’s Hospital.  Enjoy a vibrant and supportive environment to acquire those skills needed to become a world-class Neonatal Paediatrician!

About Monash Health 
Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital.

About Monash Doctors
There are more than 900 Junior Medical staff positions at Monash Health in over 200 medical specialties, to help grow your career. We offer unparalleled opportunities in Victoria’s largest & most clinically diverse teaching health service.

About Monash Newborn
Monash Newborn provides neonatal services to support over 9,000 births a year and is responsible for the provision of neonatal services for Monash Health within the Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton, Dandenong and Casey campuses, functioning together as a single integrated service with a hierarchy of complexity. About 4,500 babies are born each year at Clayton to a selected high-risk maternity population, while lower risk mothers are managed at Dandenong and Casey Hospitals, which have about 2,500 births at each site each year respectively.

The neonatal nursery in Monash Children’s Hospital has a combined neonatal intensive care and special care capacity of 64 cots. Supported by a comprehensive range of paediatric specialty services at Monash Children’s, the neonatal service is able to provide the full range of medical and surgical care of the newborn with the exception only of ECMO and cardiac surgery. The volume and breadth of the service offers outstanding opportunities for clinical training and research.

About the Role 
The Neonatal Fellow will work in the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and Special Care Unit (SCN) of Monash Newborn and in the birthing suites and postnatal wards at Monash Medical Centre. They will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide safe and effective person centred care and may undertake training towards attaining Fellowship of the relevant college. The position is designed to provide the Fellow with an in-depth training in the management of a wide range of medical and surgical clinical issues in the newborn infant in a large complex multi-disciplinary health service environment while supported by Senior Medical Staff at all times.

The role includes

  • Patient assessment and management in consultation with the Neonatologist attending that area
  • Patient care coordination including the liaison with visiting specialists and members of the paediatric surgical team, and the management of patients under the care of their team
  • Attendance at high-risk deliveries
  • Family member communication, feedback and liaison
  • Provide leadership to the team of junior staff
  • Promote the highest standards of care through supervision and teaching of Registrars
  • Extensive interaction with the other health professionals, especially, the nursing and allied health staff
  • Ensure effective communication between all members of the nursing and medical team
  • Interaction with and teaching of Associate Registrars and Students
  • Active participation in all aspects of the Academic Program of Monash Newborn including presentation at Joint Meetings and Grand Rounds
  • Involvement with research is strongly encouraged and the experienced and enthusiastic support of the Senior Medical Staff will be given for the planning, conducting and reporting of their work
  • Play an active part in quality improvement activities
  • Contribute to the continuing development of Monash Newborn as a leading centre for neonatal care
  • Self-management (including time management, accessing education and training and completing college requirements)
  • Provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary treating team
  • Demonstrate commitment towards key organisational initiatives
  • Demonstrate compliance with all relevant Monash Health Policies and Procedures

About you

  • You will be keen to consolidate and progress your training and skills in the advanced care of the newborn infant and their families. 
  • You will have the appropriate level of clinical knowledge and training to progress and thrive in the central, complex role of Neonatal Clinical Fellow/Senior Registrar in a busy neonatal intensive care unit.

What we offer

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite staff parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars

What you need

  • A medical qualification (MBBS or equivalent) which is recognised for registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Advanced Trainee of the relevant Medical College in Neonatal Paediatrics
  • At least 12 months of Level 3/Level 6 neonatal Intensive Care experience

Enquiries: Dr Anthony Lewis, Deputy Director Monash Newborn on +61 3 8572 3650.

Applications: by clicking the apply button.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Applications close: 27 August 2019

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