What work will the registrar be doing?
The procedural paediatrics posts available through EV have been structured to enable GP registrars to gain the skills to achieve competence and confidence in the rural context of general practice paediatrics, where specialist paediatric services are not immediately available.
GP registrars are well supervised in rural procedural paediatrics under the auspices of well-established busy rural paediatric practices. The GP registrar is provided with clinical experience in the management of paediatric and adolescent patients both in the hospital and in the ambulatory setting.
Posts also provide exposure to community, developmental and behavioural paediatrics. There is exposure to issues surrounding child protection as well as operative, assisting in general paediatric surgery. The position includes assisting in paediatric anaesthetics and airway management during operating theatre lists. During the placement, the registrar will complete the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) three-day training program. Also during the placement the candidate will complete the Diploma of Child Health offered externally through the Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead, under the supervision of the paediatricians.
Skills to be gained within the post:
The position through West Gippsland Paediatric Group provides extensive experience in general paediatric medicine, adolescent medicine and neonatology. There is significant exposure to acute paediatric presentations. The GP trainee is directly involved with admission and discharges to the paediatric ward and to the special care nursery, and is involved in acute paediatric care through the emergency department at West Gippsland Healthcare Group.
West Gippsland Healthcare Group (Gippsland) – 6 months