Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Our general fellowships offer experience in most fields of anaesthesia. Fellows can expect to gain experience in trauma anaesthesia, anaesthesia for major general surgery (including liver resection), vascular anaesthesia, neurosurgical anaesthesia (elective and emergency), anaesthesia for major and ophthalmological anaesthesia. Due to a dedicated cardiothoracic fellowship, exposure to cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia may be more limited. In addition, fellows will be exposed to some obstetric anaesthesia at Sandringham Hospital and will also be expected to cover some service lists. We do encourage all trainees commencing a Fellowship to discuss their aims for the year and express preferences for the type of work they would like to be involved in, so that we can design a pattern of work that best matches their requirements.
The on-going education and training of all our trainees is seen as an integral part of our department’s activities. As well as high levels of supervision, for both elective and emergency surgery, we have a weekly teaching afternoon for all trainees. This comprises presentations by both registrars and consultants, as well as a quality improvement session whereby cases that are interesting or difficult, or that have involved some potential mishap are discussed in an open forum.
Our department is very active in the teaching of anaesthetic registrars, and preparing them for exams. The fellows are expected to play a role in supervising junior trainees in theatre, as well as provide tutorials in our lecture program. In addition to this, they are at times asked to help with the education of medical students, hospital residents, ambulance officers, and nursing staff.
Professor Paul Myles heads a very active research unit within the department, and there is ample opportunity for all trainees to become involved in research. Trainees who have their own ideas for research projects are encouraged and assisted in developing them and organising the running of the study.
Enquires can be directed to Dr Alan Kakos, Dr Matt Richardson & Dr Annabel Orr, Supervisors of Training at email@example.com
Alfred 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.