Position Details
Reference Number 43778
Position Title Spinal Surgery 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.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic Spinal Surgery Fellow to join our Orthopaedic Surgery Unit from February 2023.

Details of the Position

Title:  Spinal Surgery Fellow

Appointment: Fixed-Term Full Time

Period: 12 Months - February 2023 to February 2024

Hours per week:  38 hours

Base Salary: $112,000 per annum

Details of Department

The Orthopaedic Unit, as part of the Division of Surgery, Anaesthesia & Procedural Medicine, is responsible for the provision of services within the specialty to patients across all campuses of Austin Health.  The Director of Orthopaedic Surgery is Mr Andrew Hardidge.

The Spinal Surgery Unit within the Department of Orthopaedics is headed by Dr Gerald Quan and has four dedicated spinal surgeons and a dedicated AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association) - Accredited Orthopaedic trainee. It is a large provider of spinal surgery services for the North Eastern corridor of Melbourne as well as the state-wide Victorian Spinal Cord Injury Service.

Orthopaedic Surgery services are provided at both the Austin and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital sites. The Unit is committed to the provision of high quality patient care and maintains an ongoing commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Position responsibilities and requirements

  • Provide surgical and clinical management of inpatients and outpatients.
  • Participate in Unit meetings and activities.
  • Participate in Unit ward rounds and weekly Spinal grand round.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working as a team member with peer medical, resident, nursing and other staff to provide efficient, safe and quality care across the continuum.
  • Participate in the auditing and review of clinical practices to improve clinical outcomes.
  • Participate in both Under Graduate and Post Graduate teaching.
  • Participate in clinical and/or basic research.

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Austin Health values.
  • Have current and appropriate 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 Orthopaedics.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high quality patient care.

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)
  • Fellowship Certificate (where applicable)
  • Working with Children's Check Card (where applicable)
Contact Person Susan Olander
Contact Number (03) 9496 6434
Alternate Contact Person Allison Doyle
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 3694
Closing Date 03/07/2022
Position Description
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