08 Jun 2018
Consultant Paediatrician
VIC - Melbourne - Full Time/Permanent

- Consultant Paediatrician - FRACP - Staff Specialist Paediatrics - Expanding Department - Teaching Hosptial - Regional Victoria - Worklife balance - Affordable living - Private/Public opportuntiy


Careers Connections International is a recruitment company that cares. We are small enough to deliver a personalised service, whilst still being large enough to have a diverse portfolio of client hospitals throughout Australia. We specialise in Paediatrics positions in Australia from paediatrics registrar jobs through to Paediatrics consultant and director roles. With ten years’ experience in the industry and a team of senior recruitment consultants, careers connections ensures you are given every possible opportunity to secure the paediatrician job that is right for you.

To get started, simply submit your CV or contact us directly and our consultants will provide the most up-to-date paediatrics jobs available for you.

International Medical Graduates – Applying for Paediatrics Specialist Recognition of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians (RACP)

It is essential that your qualifications and experience are evaluated by the RACP specialist training committee before your apply for paediatrician jobs in Australia. The RACP has two types of assessment programs: the Overseas Trained Physicians (OTP) is for International Doctors who have already completed their Specialist training abroad and will be seeking a specialist position in Australia; the second is for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who have completed a medical degree abroad and interested in completing specialist training in Australia. The evaluation process aims to assess the ability of IMGs and OTPs to practice paediatrics at a comparable standard to that required of the RACP.

For further information on how to commence the RACP Specialists’ assessment process, go to the RACP Assessment Pathways for International Doctors wishing to practice in Australia.

Pursuing a Fellowship in Paediatrics

To become a Paediatric Specialist, the RACP has many training channels that are linked to comprehensive training curricula and are complemented by an extensive and wide-ranging program of on-the-job training. This process provides the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced clinicians. There are many areas of specialist interest you may choose from when practicing paediatrics. The RACP provides training pathways to access paediatrician jobs in Australia.

Fellowship is gained in Australia and New Zealand from the specialist qualification known as Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians/ Paediatrics (FRACP). Only Fellows of RACP can use the FRACP trademark qualification, a world-wide recognised trademark.

Scope of Practice for a Paediatric Specialist

Paediatric consultants are also known as medical specialists – doctors who have completed 8 years of study, on top of their initial, medical degree. Practitioners who specialise in children and adolescents are referred to as paediatricians, while doctors that specialise in adults are known as physicians.

Paediatricians can choose to specialise in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Community Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • General Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • General Paediatrics
  • Haematology
  • Hepatology
  • Immunology & Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Palliative

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To learn more about paediatrician jobs in Australia, contact us today and one of our senior recruitment consultants will discuss the opportunities available to you. You can also submit your CV and we will actively seek out suitable positions.

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