Position Details
Reference Number 25863
Position Title Anaesthesia Fellow
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Award Classification AMA Victoria – Doctors In Training – (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2013 - HM30 -HM30 -REG Year 6 and therafter
Salary 0.00 per hour
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week 43
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic Anaesthesia Provisional Fellow to join our Department of Anaesthesia.

Details of Department

Austin Health has three campuses, the Austin Campus, the Repatriation Campus and the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.  Anaesthesia services are provided by the Department of Anaesthesia for both the Austin and Repat sites.

The Department of Anaesthesia is located on Level 2 of the new Austin Tower. The Department comprises 33 full-time Staff Anaesthetists, 82 Visiting Anaesthetists, 22 Anaesthesia Registrars/Fellows, 5 Critical Care HMOs, 3 Research Nurses, 3 Pain Nurses, 3 Anaesthesia Liaison Nurses, and 5 Administrative Staff. The Department of Anaesthesia is part of the Division of Surgery, Anaesthesia and procedural medicine.

The Austin operating theatre complex is situated on Level 2 of the Harold Stokes building and consists of 11 theatres, 2 endoscopy suites and 2 procedure rooms. Anaesthesia is also undertaken in Radiology and in the Cardiology Cath Lab. 16,368 procedures were performed last year at the Austin.

The Surgery Centre opened in July 2008 on the Repatriation Campus.  It is an autonomous elective surgery centre but is incorporated into Austin Health. It consists of 8 theatres, two endoscopy suites, an 8-10 bed post anaesthesia care unit, and 2 new short stay wards.

Most surgical specialities, with the exception of cardiac transplantation, obstetrics and complex paediatric surgery, are undertaken at the Austin and are covered by the Department.

The Austin also has a Pain Service encompassing acute and chronic pain. There is a strong research structure in the Department with a Head of Research supported by 3 research nurses.

Details of Position

As an Anaesthesia Peri-operative fellow, about 50% of your time will be spent doing theatre lists (non-cardiac and non-liver transplant) that will professionally develop you in clinical areas of interest.  Anaesthesia fellows are expected to provide high level anaesthetic services within their approved scope of clinical practice. In addition, this Fellowship position will allow you to develop clinical skills and proficiency in perioperative medicine, teaching, education and clinical audit.  A willingness to contribute to the expansion of the current anaesthesia perioperative medicine initiatives in our Department is expected.  Opportunities to develop skills and proficiency in perioperative medicine, including perioperative echocardiography will be provided.  It is anticipated that an interest in anaesthesia for perioperative medicine will be further pursued and developed in this role. There will be some evening work as part of the peri-operative role, with minimal on-call commitments.

Key Selection Criteria:

Hold MBBS or equivalent qualification

Registered Medical Practitioner in Australia

Have completed Part II FANZCA or equivalent

Satisfy College criteria for appointment as a Provisional Fellow, i.e. be an ATY3 and have completed all

Advanced Modules 4-10

Demonstrated commitment to high quality patient care

Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels

Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration

Computer skills including use of email and the internet

Demonstrated understanding of Clinical Governance

A commitment to Austin Health values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Excellence

 Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

 Application Instructions:

To apply for this position it is important that you follow these instructions.

Click on ‘Apply Now’ at the end of this page. You will be directed to sign in/register through the Austin Health Careers Site. Complete the registration process as prompted.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Fellowship Certificate (where applicable)
  • Working with Children's Check Card (where applicable)
Selection Criteria Essential: Hold FANZCA or equivalent
Contact Person Chris Bailes
Contact Number (03) 9496 3800
Closing Date 11/03/2018
Position Description
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