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 is part of Alfred Health, along with Sandringham Hospital and Caulfield Medical Centre in Melbourne. The Alfred is a tertiary referral centre where all adult surgical specialties are performed except obstetrics/gynae which occurs at Sandringham, where around 1600 babies are delivered/year alongside an orthopaedic and general surgery service. Sandringham also provides a limited paediatric surgery service, with 160 children aged 4 years and above cared for/year. The Alfred provides several state services including major trauma, burns and adult cardiothoracic transplantation and the anaesthetic department delivers over 26,000 anaesthetics/year across 18 operating theatres, endoscopy suites, procedure rooms and further off the floor locations in radiology, cardiology and ECT suites.
Our General Fellowships provide exposure to a breadth of clinical experience whilst promoting transition from Registrar to Consultant practice in a supportive environment. Fellows can expect to gain experience in major trauma and burns anaesthesia, anaesthesia for general, hepatobiliary and upper gastrointestinal surgery, vascular anaesthesia, neurosurgical anaesthesia, and anaesthesia for major Head and Neck/ENT and ophthalmological surgery. Due to dedicated Cardiac Fellowships, exposure to cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia might be more limited. Fellows will be exposed to ‘low risk’ obstetric anaesthesia at Sandringham Hospital, and coverage of some service lists is expected. It is possible to accumulate a significant caseload in particular areas of interest, and we encourage all commencing Fellows to discuss their aims for the year, so we can design a pattern of work that best matches that interest.
All Fellows participate in a 1/14 roster which includes allocation to Sandringham hospital on average once/fortnight where they function as a junior consultant. Fellows average 86hrs/fortnight including on calls and out of hours work.
The ongoing education and training of all our trainees is an integral part of our Department’s activities. As well as high levels of clinical supervision and focused exam preparation programs, we have a weekly teaching afternoon for all trainees including Fellows comprised of workshops, topical presentations by trainees and consultants, and a quality improvement session during which interesting and challenging cases are discussed in an open, constructive forum.
There are a number of portfolios with which Fellows can become involved including Simulation, Quality Assurance, Airway education, Allergy Clinic and Welfare. Fellows will be expected to occasionally supervise junior trainees in theatre and participate in our various education programs for registrars, hospital residents, medical students, ambulance officers and nursing staff.
Professor Paul Myles and others in the department run a very active research unit, where there is ample opportunity for interested trainees to become involved. Trainees who have their own ideas for research projects are encouraged and assisted in developing and executing them.
The ANZCA ‘Roles in Practice’ form a framework for selection. Successful training progress and strong professional references are essential. We recruit highly motivated trainees who will work enthusiastically and respectfully as part of the Alfred Health team. Having clear goals for the fellowship experience and their future career stands applicants in good stead. International applicants should be at (or near the end of) their specialty training program, including successful completion of relevant post graduate exams at the time of application.
Enquiries should be directed to Dr Alan Kakos, Dr Matt Richardson & Dr Sarah Palermo, Supervisors of Training, at SOT.email@example.com
Applications Close: Monday 23rd May 2022
Updated April 2022
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.
In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status.