Consultant Paediatric Haematologist: Anticoagulation Lead
The Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, VI, AUS
Patient Care, Research, Academic/Administrative
September 13, 2021
September 13-October 12, 2021
Paediatric Haematologist and Anticoagulation Lead (Full Time, Fixed Term 3 years) – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and experienced clinician to join the RCH Clinical Haematology team as the Anticoagulation lead. The Anticoagulation lead is a critical leadership role providing guidance and strategic direction related to governance for all anticoagulation services at RCH, in line with the RCH vision and strategy.
The Anticoagulation lead will consistently provide the highest quality family-centred care, with a focus on campus wide education strategies promoting consistency of care, whilst maintaining strong staff engagement, in addition to developing and maintaining effective relationships with the community , industry and patients and families.
Experience and enthusiasm to facilitate important clinician lead research will assist to achieve these objectives.
To be successful in this role you will have:
Eligible for full registration as a Specialist Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Fellowship with the RCPA (Haematology) or equivalent
Fellowship with the RACP (Haematology) or equivalent
Experience with clinical and diagnostic Haematology in the newborn, paediatric, maternity and women’s health context including demonstrated experience in complex paediatric anticoagulation
Availability to meet clinical rostering requirements including participation in the ward service and on-call roster
You will be responsible for:
Providing strategic direction and governance of anticoagulation management across the campus
Working in partnership with other medical, nursing and allied health professional staff to provide excellent medical and pathology services for inpatients and outpatients within the employees scope of practice (Clinical Haematology).
Managing in-patients admitted under clinical haematology while on ward service and on-call
Contribution to the management of patients referred to Clinical Haematology for consultative advice.
Liaison with parents/carers and external healthcare providers in relation to treatment plans and procedures for patients with haematological disorders
Competently performing haematology procedures including bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and administration of intrathecal chemotherapy in accordance with hospital guidelines as required
Participation in providing high quality pathology services at the Royal Children’s and Royal Women’s Hospital including routine and specialized haematology test reporting, communication and interpretation of results for clinicians, all pathology laboratory quality activities and transfusion medicine services.
Working in accordance with all Laboratory procedures
Support, training and supervision of junior medical staff
About the Employer
The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.
RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Department of Clinical Haematology at RCH provides clinical care and laboratory diagnostics to patients and families across the range of benign haematological conditions , incorporating the Henry Ekert Haemophilia Treatment Centre , Sickle cell/ Anaemia and Haemoglobinopathy care (including chronic transfusion program and Apheresis) , complex anticoagulation including a large anticoagulation clinic >200 children (home monitoring and self-monitoring).
As the national paediatric cardiac transplant centre, a paediatric trauma centre , a tertiary PICU and NICU incorporating ECLS and VAD programs, bone marrow transplant and CAR T service , in addition to solid organ transplantation, the department provides haematology support ( including complex anticoagulation, haematology and transfusion medicine support) to these services .
As part of the Melbourne Children's the Department of Clinical Haematology has strong links and affiliations with the University of Melbourne, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation; as well as the wider community.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online attaching certified credentials and a completed SMS application for appointment form.
The Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville, VI 3052 AUS
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