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.
The Alfred Department of Intensive Care is a state of the art 56 bed unit that treats over 3000 patients per year.
The Alfred ICU provides Victorian state services for heart and lung transplantation (Including paediatric lung transplantation), short- and long-term mechanical cardiac device, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), burns and hyperbaric medicine. The Alfred is one of two centres providing state services for adult trauma, HIV and bone marrow transplantation (autologous and allogeneic). In addition most other surgical and medical subspecialties are represented in the case-mix in keeping with the quaternary referral centre status of The Alfred Hospital.
There are three Alfred ICU Fellow positions available to trainees including an echocardiography fellowship. Applicants must have case mix experience relevant to the Alfred ICU and have passed the CICM fellowship examination, or have received their CICM or equivalent fellowship. ICU fellows will assist the intensive care unit by providing senior clinical input, in particular during times of significant workload. Fellows will also have the opportunity to gain experience and training in specific clinical areas of intensive care and develop skills that will enable a smooth transition to becoming a consultant intensivist.
There are 2 clinical fellowships offered commencing Feb 2022 for 12 months duration and 1 echo fellow position commencing Aug 2022:
1. Education Fellow:
Demonstrated commitment to developing as a clinician educator
2. A second clinical fellow position can be tailored to the preferred candidate's area of interest including Education, Data Science, Research, Trauma or others.
Demonstrated commitment in that field of interest including consideration of higher level qualification if applicable.
3. Echo Fellow:
The Alfred ICU provides an in house echocardiography service for ICU patients. The echo team performs approximately 900 transthoracic studies and 100 transoesophageal echocardiograms per year. The department also completes a significant number of mechanical device weaning studies. The unit uses dedicated high-end echo machines with 3D and strain capabilities for patient care. A dedicated reporting platform integrates with patient Electronic Medical Record (EMR). The consultant team also provide a structured critical care echocardiography and ultrasonography education for trainees to complete the requirements for Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FCU) and Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasonography (CCPU). The fellow is expected to participate in service and education delivery in the unit.
Echocardiography fellow essential requirements:
a. Completed basic echo qualification (e.g. CCPU, CICM FCU). Equivalent overseas qualifications (eg EDEC, BSE, ASCeXAM) will be considered.
b. Must be prepared to complete the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (ASUM)
c. Completed a minimum of 60 reported transthoracic echocardiograms and familiar with performing scans in the ICU population.
a. Familiarity with cardiac assist devices (eg VA ECMO, Ventricular Assist Devices, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump)
b. Expectation to be involved in critical care echocardiography and ultrasonography education, research or quality assurance activities in the unit.
Potential applicants who require more information about meeting the CICM requirements for Consultant Transition Year Training should make contact prior to application.
These positions are 12 months duration and commence in February 2022. The echo fellow position commences in August 2022.
For further information, please contact Dr Li Tan: email@example.com
Applications close: Monday, 14th June 2021
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.