CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP IN

PAEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY

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The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney) is the largest pediatric hospital in New South Wales with approximately 350 beds. It provides clinical services to approximately 100,000 sick and injured children from NSW, Australia and across the Pacific Rim each year.

At The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, all we do is children’s imaging. We’re skilled at addressing their needs—our child-friendly waiting room has plenty of toys to entertain, and our technicians are savvy with the scared, the squirmy, and the very sick. Our radiologists undertake specific training in the diagnosis of children’s illness and have the know-how to obtain the best diagnostic images.

The Radiology Department at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead offers all radiology modalities and trainees are exposed to a wide variety of paediatric imaging studies. The Radiology Department at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead has two MRI scanners (3T Siemens and 1.5T Phillips), one CT scanner (Siemens Force), four ultrasound machines, two fluoroscopy rooms, plain x-rays and bi-plane angiography.

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Provisional Fellow – Paediatric Radiology

Applicants are asked to send an e-mail to the two Directors of Radiology, Dr. Neil Caplin and Dr. Kristina Prelog, providing them with the below-mentioned documents in one single PDF file in the following order:

All applicants must provide the following documents as a single PDF file:

01

Letter of Motivation

including previous experience in the field.

02

03

Letters of Reccomendation

by the head of department of the current hospital/University)

04

Documentation and Certifications

including:

  • Documentation of recent board certification 
  • Copy of medical degree as well as copy of specialisation as radiologist
  • Language certificate meeting the AHPRA criteria

05

List of Five Most Important/Relevant Publications

in international peer reviewed journals

06

List of References

to be contacted if necessary

07

Proof of ESR Membership

To apply for or renew your ESR membership please click here.

08

Copy of Passport

 

*Each candidate is required to submit the provided ESOR CV. Any application with another CV will not be considered.

Only complete applications can be considered. To ensure equal opportunities candidates should apply only to institutions outside of their country of residence/work.

The candidate will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes. The fellow is further asked to take care of his/her working permit and insurance. Please note that he/she is responsible for his/her visa. The training centre will help the fellow with all organisational details. There is no accommodation available for the fellow, but there is a housing service that can support the fellow in the search of accommodation.

Please note:

During 2025/2026 one place will be available for an advanced radiology trainee or a recently board-certified radiologist who is residing in Europe and an active member of ESR.

It is possible to apply for only one ESOR training programme at the same time.

 

  1. The exchange programme applies to late radiology trainees or recently board-certified radiologists (within the first three years after boad certification) residing in Europe.
  2. Demonstrated interest in Paediatric Radiology, with 6 months or more experience in Paediatric
    Radiology. Other relevant subspecialty radiology training may be considered.
  3. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals.
  4. Ongoing commitment to further education and professional development.
  5. Proficient English language skills are required. The level of English is established by the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and English requirements may change yearly, we recommend to check this website. For your information, the requirements at May 2023 are: IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  6. Demonstrated ability to teach, and willingness to participate in the teaching of Medical Students, Junior
    Medical Staff and other clinical staff.
  7. The short-listed candidates will be invited for an online interview.
  8. An active ESR membership is required.

Duration of Fellowship
and Funding

The fellowship will start early February 2025 and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible.

This fellowship will be supported by a salary provided by the training center according to the standard compensation arrangement for Australian trainees/registrarsDuring the period of the training the fellow is responsible for covering his/her expenses (including travel and accommodation) and his/her own health insurance with the provided salary (about 130,000 AUD) which will be paid fortnightly directly by the training center.

programme structure

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Paediatric Radiology Provisional Fellow position at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead involves a clinical role within the Department of Medical Imaging, as well as a leadership and educational role. This position provides an opportunity to develop skills important for a Consultant role in the inpatient and outpatient setting, with the support from the Department Medical Imaging Consultants as needed.

The Fellow will work closely with many of the other clinical teams in inpatient and outpatient care, both clinically and strategically. The education role includes clinical supervision within the Department of Medical Imaging as well as the Hospital wide education program. The Department of Medical Imaging provides a full clinical service to all Departments within the Hospital. The position of Radiology Provisional Fellow includes participation in clinical and education activities. This Provisional Fellowship is suitable for applicants who have completed the FRANZCR examination, or equivalent, and who are planning a career in Paediatric Radiology.

The Department of Medical Imaging has 17 examination rooms and uses all imaging modalities including MRI (neuro, body, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal), Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound and CT. All equipment is state-of-the-art and networked into a fully integrated digital (PACS-RIS) Department with workstations distributed throughout the Hospital.

Participation in the after-hours on-call roster is expected.

The Provisional Fellow position provides Advanced Trainees an opportunity to further their training, developing skills important for a consultant role in the spheres of clinical care, education and training as well as research with support from the team consultants and other health care professionals. The Provisional Fellow role is a leadership role, both within the department for other junior medical staff and medical students as well as members of the multidisciplinary team, but also across the broader hospital community.

Clinical workload
Involvement in the full spectrum of services requires for paediatric medicine and surgery, including:

  • Routine radiographic interpretation
  • CT scanning, including emergency studies on a 24 hour basis
  • MRI scanning
  • Ultrasound examinations, including colour Doppler studies within the Department and as mobile examinations in the wards and theatres.
  • Fluoroscopic examinations of the gastro-intestinal and renal tracts, airway studies and soft palate examinations
  • Supervised rotation through the major modalities of plain film reporting, general fluoroscopic and specialised barium work, ultrasound, spiral CT and MRI. There is also scope for supervision and performance of interventional procedures
 

Communication and Teamwork

  • Work as part of, and contribute to a multidisciplinary team
  • Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature
  • Demonstrate ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity and maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate leadership within a team environment and actively contribute to team activities, including proactively participating in team meetings and decision making processes
  • Demonstrate ability to initiate and undertake decisions with patients and their families regarding their hospitalisation and progress
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with Consultants regarding the patients under their care
 

Education and Training

  • Participate in on-going professional development activities and to encourage similar practices in Departmental staff. This includes regular attendance at Hospital education activities such as Grand Rounds and ClinicoPathological conferences
  • Contribute to undergraduate and post graduate teaching
  • Demonstrate an interest in teaching, understanding and application of research principles
  • Oversee junior trainees and medical students, working well within a team
  • Participate in ongoing review of their clinical practice as per conditional registration guidelines
  • Participate in continuing medical education and professional development as covered by the supervision arrangement stipulated by the Medical Board and maintaining his/her professional competence
 

Clinical Leadership and Risk Management

  • Support the evaluation of Hospital services in relation to present and future needs and make recommendations to the Department Head
  • Develop and participate in Department and Hospital quality activities
  • Adopt safe work practices as recommended by the management and raise any WH&S issues of concern with the relevant authorities
 

Other

  • Meet College training program requirements; participate in educational experiences; actively seek to learn and obtain feedback in order to develop and understand own skills, knowledge and capability; exercise judgement; and know when to seek assistance
  • Ensuring child safety and protection matters are reported
  • Work in partnership with open communication with patients/parents/carers/families and staff

Certification

After successful completion of the one-year training the fellow receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.

Evaluation committee

 

Directors of Radiology:

 

Dr. Neil Caplin

 

Dr. Kristina Prelog

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