Paediatric Critical Care/Acute Care/Retrieval Registrars 2024
SA Health
Job reference: 831353
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

  • Women's and Children's Health Network - WCHN - Paediatric Medicine & MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval
  • Paediatric Critical Care/Acute Care/Retrieval Registrars 2024 - Adelaide
  • Total Indicative Remuneration - $101,788 - $165,240 p.a
  • Full Time - 3 Years Contract Term (as per 2022 EBA) - 5 Feb 2024 Up To 1 Feb 2027 - MDP2

Note: The Total Indicative Remuneration is inclusive of Award Salary, Superannuation, any relevant allowance and any other monetary benefits.

As an employee of Women's and Children's Health Network, you will have access to Salary Sacrifice benefits with MAXXIA which allows for generous salary sacrifice arrangements each FBT year as a special benefit for employees of the local Health Networks. A Meal Entertainment allowance per FBT year can also be salary sacrificed out of your pre-tax income to cover costs over and above the Everyday living expenses benefit.


The Women's & Children's Health Network provides state of the art health care for women, babies, children and young people across South Australia.  We are the state's leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions as well as being SA's largest maternity and obstetric service. 

Our community-based services also reach hundreds of thousands of babies, children and young people, their families and communities across South Australia through our various services and programs in areas such as our Mental Health, Child & Family Health services, Youth Health and Aboriginal Health services.

Join our team and contribute to providing South Australia's women, babies, children and young people with the best health care through both within our hospital or via our many and varied community services and programs.

The Opportunity

We currently have 5 FTE as Paediatric Critical Care/Acute Care/Retrieval Registrars in a Full Time 3 year term contract from 5 Feb 2024 until 1 Feb 2027.

Advanced Trainee Medical Officer positions are annual temporary appointments for 12 - 36 months to support ongoing training for registered RACP , CICM or ACEM trainees. Trainees are an essential component of medical services offered by WCHN in South Australia.

These positions will rotate between to support the PICU/PED and MedSTAR allocations per current budgets.The overall rotations between these services could range from 12 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 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.
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.

Experience in acute care is vital.

About You

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

Successful applicants to MedSTAR Kids rotations will need to:
• Hold a current valid driver's licence
• Agree to undergo a Medical which includes a functional assessment
• Attend HUET at Orientation (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training). Candidates do not need to be able to swim but training takes place in a shallow pool.

Benefits of Joining us

Not only will you be able to use your skills and abilities in a both a challenging and rewarding role contributing to some of South Australia's most vulnerable women, babies, children and young people, you will also receive and attractive annual salary package with employer superannuation contributions and leave loading as well as the opportunity to maximise your salary through salary sacrifice arrangements. 

This position may attract additional financial support if you are considering relocating from interstate or overseas.  Please speak to the enquiries person of the role on offer to find out more.

Application Instructions

You will be required to attach a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria of the role and a current resume/curriculum vitae prior to clicking 'Submit Application'. It is recommended to allow enough time to complete the whole application as the system times out after one hour of inactivity.

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

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: 831353


Name: Dr Subodh Ganu

Phone: 08 8161 6881
Position: Staff Specialist

Application Closing Date - June 30 2024 - 11.55PM


MDP2 - Registrar in Paediatric Emergency 2023 -831353.pdf

Retrieval Registrar MedSTAR Kids P10890-MDP2G -831353.pdf

WCHN Competency Framework.pdf

Australian applicant guidelines

International applicant guidelines

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.