Paediatric Critical Care/Acute Care/Retrieval Registrars

Job no: 823994
Work type: Full time
Location: Adelaide CBD
Categories: Medical
  • Women's and Children's Health Network and SA Ambulance Service - Paediatric Critical Care/Acute Care/Retrieval Registrars - North Adelaide and Adelaide CBD
  • Salary - Classification - MDP2 - Medical Practitioner - $86,635 to $140,058 (In addition to the annual salary package, we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.
  • Multiple Positions Available
  • Employment - Full time - Term Contract (up to 3 Year Contracts)


The Women's and Children's Hospital provides state of the art health care for women and children in Adelaide and South Australia.

We are the state’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions and SA’s largest maternity and obstetric service. We also provide important community-based services.

Each year, more than 30,000 people are admitted and about 5000 babies are born at the hospital. In addition more than 250,000 people come to the hospital as outpatients.

The hospital has 295 beds. The hospital’s paediatric and adolescent wards cater for all paediatric specialties. Women’s wards provide antenatal, gynaecology, neonatal and postnatal care.

The Paediatric Emergency Department is a level 1 major trauma centre for children in South Australia. Level 1 trauma centres provide a 24-hour full spectrum of care for the most critically injured patients.

Junior doctors and trainees are an essential component of medical services offered by WCHN in South Australia. The Medical Officer positions are annual temporary appointments for 12 - 36 months to support ongoing service provisions and  also to support appropriate training for registered RACP, CICM or ACEM trainees.

About the Role

There is an option to rotate between various critical care services such as PICU, PED and MedSTAR kids as per current budgets. The overall rotations between these services could range from 6 months to 3 years and it will be flexible depending on trainee requirements. The allocation of trainees to departments, and the timing of those allocations would be up for negotiation between the departments and it would take it consideration the applicants preferences. 

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Registrar position offers broad experience in Paediatric critical care. Under Consultant supervision you will work integrally with an experienced team to provide high quality care to critically ill and injured children.

The Registrar will demonstrate a commitment to clinical teaching and participate in associated research projects.

The Retrieval Registrar MedSTAR Kids will work with an experienced Neonatal and Paediatric Retrieval Nurse to deliver high quality, patient focussed care to critically ill or injured children and neonates. The Retrieval Registrar MedSTAR Kids will respond by road vehicle, turbo propeller fixed wing aircraft or helicopter and will bring experience in neonatal and paediatric critical care medical disciplines to patients in inter-facility transport and retrieval environments.

Under Consultant supervision, the Medical Practitioner - Paediatric Emergency, provides comprehensive, effective and efficient Paediatric Emergency Services to WCH patients by managing the care of all emergency presentations and Extended Care Unit inpatients, including the coordination of investigations, supervision of RMOs and Interns, discussion with patients / families, liaison with statutory authorities and patient discharge.

Experience in paediatric, neonatal or adult acute care is vital.

If you are an suitably qualified doctor and working in this fast paced and intensely challenging area appeals to you, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Why Work in Adelaide, South Australia?

Our relaxed yet prosperous and affordable lifestyle, ease of travel, low population density, safety, and abundance of cultural and leisure activities, makes South Australia one of the great boutique regions of the world. A stunning climate to live in, an interesting, challenging and flexible place to work with short commute times between. Please see further information on the great benefits of moving to Adelaide in South Australia or migrating to South Australia

Other Important Information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC) 
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. work involving vulnerable clients) 

Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 823994


Dr Subodh Ganu

Staff Specialist, Department of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine

Phone: +61 8 8161 6881


Application Closing Date

30 June 2023 - 11.55PM


Download File MDP2 Retrieval Registrar MedSTAR Kids 823994.pdf

Download File MDP2 - Registrar - Paediatric Intensive Care - Role Description - 823994.pdf

Download File MDP2 - Registrar - Paediatric Emergency 2023 - Role Description 823994.pdf

Download File WCHN Competency Framework.pdf

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