EXCITING OPPORTUNITY - Coordinator Lead (Eating Disorders) RCH


Coordinator Lead (Eating Disorders)

  • Fixed term, full time, LSL replacement until 17.01.2020
  • Part time applicants welcomed
  • Fabulous employee benefits

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.

With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.

The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au

The Role:

The Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital is a speciality department within the Division of Medicine comprising  of Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Social Workers and Psychologists working together to provide  inpatient and outpatient care to adolescents aged between 12 – 18 years. The Department is comprised of sub-speciality teams including the Eating Disorders Service, Gender Service, Young People’s Health Service, Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS) Service and Transition Support Services

We have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Eating Disorders Coordinator to join our specialist and research driven eating disorder service and innovative multidisciplinary team on a fixed term basis. The Eating Disorder Coordinator is responsible for providing service development leadership, management to team members and clinical care to adolescents with restrictive eating disorders – anorexia nervosa, atypical anorexia and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder - in the North Western Metropolitan region.

We are seeking an experienced eating disorder clinician with leadership skills to join our multidisciplinary team provide high quality care to improve recovery outcomes for adolescents and their families.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualification in relevant discipline - required
  • Required senior level clinical experience in child and adolescent eating disorders treatment and Family Based Treatment.
  • Proven success in leadership, management of staff, programs and service development
  • Extensive experience developing and leading effective multidisciplinary teams in a mental health setting.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships across acute and mental health inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide eating disorders secondary consultation, education and training.
  • Previous experience and involvement in clinical – research implementation
  • Ability to network, liaise and work collaboratively with discipline bodies and other health and community agencies.


This position is 1.0EFT however we will encourage applicants wanting 0.4EF (Management) or 0.6EFT (Clinical Duties) to apply.  Applicants must address the key selection criteria in their application.


If you think you possess the right skills and experience we encourage you to apply on our website now!


For further information please visit this link.