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Registrar - Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine - 2024

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 64181
  • Category: Junior Medical, Registrar

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.

A 12 month position is available in 2024 for a registrar interested in Hyperbaric Medicine. Alternatively, 2 applicants can apply for 6 month rotations in Hyperbaric medicine in combination with a further 6 months in either the Alfred ICU or the Alfred Emergency and Trauma departments.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to enrol in the ANZCA diploma of advanced diving and hyperbaric medicine. Further information can be assessed at:

Alfred Hyperbaric Unit

The Alfred Hyperbaric Service is one of the world's most active and technologically advanced hyperbaric units, with a diverse and often complex case mix of acute and elective work. Critical care patient management experience is important and this position is therefore most suitable for mid to senior registrar level trainees in anaesthesia, intensive care or emergency medicine although we are open to other applicants. The casemix includes acute decompression illness, necrotising soft tissue infection, acute ischaemic wounds as well as management of chronic wounds of varying etiology.

Alfred ICU

The Alfred Department of Intensive Care is a state of the art 65 bedded unit that treats approximately 3000 patients per year. The Alfred ICU provides Victorian state services for heart & lung transplantation (including paediatric lung transplantation), mechanical circulatory support, 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 center status of The Alfred Hospital.  There is an ICU-based echocardiography service with regular education sessions and opportunities for hands-on training. 

The Alfred Department of Intensive Care is accredited for 2 core years of training as stipulated by the College of Intensive Care Medicine. There is an extensive consultant led education program including dedicated protected weekly teaching sessions for junior and senior registrars aimed at developing both technical and non-technical skills. The Alfred ICU education website is available at

Alfred Emergency & Trauma Unit

The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre is a dynamic department which, in addition to a high acuity case mix, offers: 24 month accreditation by ACEM, 5 hours protected teaching time each week, highly successful Primary and Fellowship Exam training programs held every Wednesday, Extensive emergency medicine research program.  Sandringham Emergency Department is a busy urban district ED seeing approximately 43,000 presentations per year, offering trainees: 12 months accreditation by ACEM, Paediatric presentations for Paediatric logbook.

For further information, please contact:

Bridget Devaney: [email protected] (Hyperbaric)

Jeremy Stevens: [email protected] (ED)

Mark Savage: [email protected] (ICU)

Applications close: 27 May 2023

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.