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Fellow - Cardiology Heart Failure - 2025

LocationAlfred Health
Positions1 Position
Published At:a month ago
Job no: 69083
Category: Junior Medical, Fellow

Alfred Health

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.

This is a one-year fellowship in Heart Failure at a state-wide quaternary referral centre. Fellows will be trained in the pathophysiology and treatment of heart failure, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. The individual will be expected to lead a research or quality improvement project in their year at the Alfred.

There will be exposure to outpatient management of heart failure, including super-specialist clinics: inherited cardiomyopathies, inflammatory cardiomyopathies and infiltrative cardiomyopathies.

The fellow will receive additional training in management of heart failure patients who are drug refractory including selecting those for more specialised adjuncts including resynchronisation therapy, mitral and tricuspid valve intervention and complex ablation.

The successful candidate will receiving training on the management of heart failure patients in Intensive Care including inotrope management and temporary mechanical circulation support initiation, optimisation and weaning (ECMO and Impella).

There will be comprehensive training in candidate selection for heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support. This will extend into immediate post-operative and long-term care, including management of post-transplant complications.

The fellow is expected by the end of the fellowship also be independent in performing pulmonary artery catheterisation and endomyocardial biopsies.

Finally, there can be additional opportunities to join the advanced cardiac imaging or complex pacing team for training.

The overall aim of this fellowship is to develop a Heart Failure Consultant who could work independently in that role in and secondary care setting.

Applicants must have completed at least three years of Advanced Training in Clinical Cardiology in Australia or New Zealand and have completed their FRACP (Part 2). 

Prior to application and for further information, please contact A/Prof Hitesh Patel [email protected]

Prerequisite - must hold current medical registration with AHPRA.

Candidates are advised that applications are reviewed as they are received and the department and hospital may finalise an appointment prior to the closing if appropriate, therefore, please lodge your application as soon as possible. 

Applications Close: 5th August 2024

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.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine and must provide evidence of their vaccination status. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Published on 22 May 2024, 7:15 AM