The Child Development Network, a well-established, successful, private multidisciplinary service in Brisbane has recently expanded into new rooms. This move has created additional opportunities for new Paediatricians to join the CDN team. If Developmental Paediatrics is your passion, you will love working at the CDN.
Currently, the CDN has 6 part time paediatricians, and a broad community reputation for providing quality longitudinal care. Our team also includes psychology (clinical and neuropsychology), educational services, and collaborative partnerships with other allied health providers and experts in assistive technology. The service has been designed to meet the clinical challenges of children who have complex developmental needs including bespoke IT support and specialised administrative systems.
From its beginnings in 2001, the CDN has continued to grow and expand. We have welcomed new people into our clinical and administrative teams whilst maintaining long term clinicians across the multiple streams. The service prioritises proactive family-centred, longitudinal care.
At the CDN, you will enjoy a collegiate working environment, established administrative systems and a strong referral base from all over Queensland. You will have the opportunity to build your own practice as quickly as you wish, with guidance and support, if desired, from the Practice Manager and established clinicians.
The CDN is a company with a small board of directors, all of whom work in the practice. For the right applicant, the opportunity exists to buy shares into the practice, and join the board as a director, after working for an appropriate period of time as a contractor.
Clinicians working in private practice enjoy a close partnership with families over time. Each child presents a unique opportunity to learn which builds professional knowledge, skills and confidence in a manner that cannot be achieved any other way. This is particularly relevant as many public health services within Australia move towards the provision of a “diagnostic” service.
Private practice allows the flexibility and autonomy to craft your work as you wish. You are able to control how often you see families, and for how long. You control your billing and your hours. You essentially run your own business within the umbrella of support from the CDN environment.
In addition to the informal opportunities that come with a purpose-specific multi-disciplinary working environment, the CDN also offers more structured clinical supervision and mentorship, which can be tailored as appropriate for your stage of career. There is also the option to be involved with further education of other clinicians and, at times, students.
The CDN is located in the heart of Milton, an established ‘cafe district’ of Brisbane. We are a short stroll from the railway station and the river (ferry terminal).
The rooms are brand new and in a precinct that is welcoming and family friendly.The rooms are brand new and in a precinct that is welcoming and family friendly.
From the outset, our clinical purpose at the CDN has been excellence in child development, learning and behaviour. In addition to helping children in the short term, we focus on longitudinal care towards optimised long term outcomes. We are strongly networked with schools and professional colleagues.
To achieve this, the CDN management has worked hard to build a robust infrastructure so that clinicians can concentrate on their practice.
We are fortunate to have employed a highly competent, experienced and motivated practice manager. Mark has enabled the energies of the board to focus on refining and working towards a positive clinical and business vision for the practice.
We have great staff, both administrative and clinical, a number of whom have been with the service for many years. It is a good place to work. If you come to the CDN, it is likely that you will want to stay.
We operate using primarily paperless systems. Our software is tailored not only to support individual practice, but also to facilitate collaboration between CDN clinicians for individual children.
Brisbane is a city that is coming of age. Located on the beautiful Brisbane river, it is a physically attractive city with good infrastructure and a pleasant climate.
The pace in Brisbane is gentler than Sydney or Melbourne. It is a great place to raise a family. Housing is still modestly priced. There are plenty of good schools spread over a wide geographical area.
Public paediatric services were recently amalgamated into a single newly built hospital (recently renamed the Queensland CHildren's Hospital), a short distance from the CDN.
The University of Queensland is also close by. UQ is internationally established with a large medical school, along with other quality facilities such as the Queensland Brain Institute.
There is ready access to a range of attractive destinations including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and hinterlands, and Queensland attractions such as the barrier reef.
Please contact Mark Stallwood (CDN Practice Manager) on firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3369 3369.
To find out more about the practice you may also wish to contact Dr Ruth Surman via the CDN.