Position Details
Reference Number 33845
Position Title Hepatology Clinical Fellow
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Award Classification National Employment Standard - Fellow
Salary 0.00 per hour
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week 38
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.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and enthusiastic medical practitioners to join our team as a Hepatology Fellow in the Gastroenterology Unit for the 2021 Clinical Year (commencing February 2021).  

Details of Department

The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides tertiary referral services in general Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatology and Endoscopy across both the Austin and Repatriation campuses, as well as statewide services to Victoria and Tasmania for the treatment of acute and chronic liver failure.

It is also responsible for the medical management of Liver Transplant recipients at both the Austin and the Royal Children’s Hospital, and provides Gastroenterology consultation and Endoscopy services to the Mercy Hospital for Women, which is co-located with the Austin.

The Unit has strong commitments to teaching, clinical research and basic laboratory investigation, and there is a close link between the Units' research and clinical activities. Its special expertise in the management of liver disease and strong clinical research program attracts large numbers of patient referrals throughout Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Details of position requirements:

The objective of this position is to be a combined clinical and research post providing direct clinical and research experience, as well as multidisciplinary clinics in the public system at the Austin hospital.

  • The Fellow will be expected to undertake Hepatology based research during the 12-month term. A number of clinical projects will be available under the supervision of Dr Marie Sinclair, A/Prof Paul Gow and A/Prof Adam Testro.
  • The Fellow will participate in Hepatology clinics with multidisciplinary focus including, medical, dietetics and psychiatry, to enhance their understanding of assessment and management of patients referred for liver transplantation.
  • The Fellow will gain experience in the inpatient care of Hepatology patients.
  • It is expected that the Fellow would be involved in over 24 Hepatology consultations per week or more than 1000 per year.
  • Attendance and participation in multidisciplinary clinics including Hepatoma and pre and post liver transplant.
  • Provide Leave cover for Unit consultants either for outpatients or endoscopy sessions.
  • Provide support and teaching to resident and Registrar medical staff through direction and management of patients.

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Austin Health values.
  • Hold registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) - (note eligible applicants will be assisted through this process).
  • Have appropriate training and experience applicable to the field of Gastroenterology.
  • Hold a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or its equivalent.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high quality patient care.
  • Demonstrate capability and interest in clinical research.

For full information, refer to the attached Position Description. 

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:

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)
  • Employment History Datasheet (upload as Selection Criteria Response)
  • Fellowship Certificate (where applicable)

 

Contact Person Leanne Valenti
Contact Number (03) 9496 3694
Closing Date 29/06/2020
Position Description
2021 - Hepatology Clinical Fellow - PD.pdf Open
Employment History Datasheet-2020 05 01.xlsx Open
Application Guide click here to view