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Consultant Paediatrician - Western Australia - Australia

$349,248 - $445,001 pa - Paediatrics - Medicine
Ref: 542 Date Posted: Wednesday 02 May 2018

A suitably qualified and experienced Consultant Paediatrician is sought for a role in a coastal city of Western Australia which is aiming to develop its Paediatric services.

Scope of Practice:

  • The scope of practice is predominantly general paediatrics within a combination of city and rural/remote locations.
  • Supervision and training of junior medical staff is also expected.
  • Leadership and development of paediatric services.
  • Consultation services to general practitioners and other specialists.

The Facilities:

  • The hospital paediatrics unit provides a comprehensive service with inpatient paediatrics, a neonatal service and a community paediatric service for local and remote outpatient clinics. 
  • Paediatrics is supported by a well-established Child Development Service, Child Health Nurse Service and Public Health service and training is available for junior physicians and allied medical staff.
  • The unit has 2 consultant staff and regular locums who provide additional consultant cover, with one Resident Medical Officer.  
  • The hospital Emergency Department sees approximately 30,000 patients per year in total.
  • There are 6 inpatient paediatric beds and a level 2 neonatal unit with 3 cots.
  • The maternity service has approximately 450 births per annum. 
  • Oncall is shared among the consultants and there is limited after hours emergency neonatal cover of the adjacent private hospital which has 250 births per annum.


Geraldton offers all the benefits of living in a city without the traffic.  Beachside living, with a vibrant foreshore area, sits alongside rural life.  First-class sporting and recreational facilities keep the whole family happy.  The scene on the water offers all sorts of options – surfing, kitesurfing,  SUPping and fishing.  There are endless opportunities for coastal relaxation on the Coral Coast with access to Kalbarri, Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef towns all within a few hours’ drive.


  • Eligibility for Specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Paediatrician
  • Board Certification/ Fellowship/ Specialist Registration in Paediatrics
  • Fluent English (IELTS 7.5)

Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location based allowances