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General and Acute Care Medicine Advanced Physician Training - 2024

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Positions22 Positions
  • Job no: 64722
  • 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.

Whilst our initial closing date has passed (8 August), trainees are invited to submit an application up to 22 September 2023 to be considered for any remaining vacancies in the SE Collaborative program.  Please contact any of our collaborative contacts for more information.

The South East Collaborative for Advanced Training In General and Acute Care Medicine

The South East Collaborative is a regional network of health services that acts as a singular conjoint recruiting body for NEW trainees entering into GACM advanced training in 2024. The GACM SE Collaborative comprises Alfred Health, Monash Health, Eastern Health, Peninsula Health and other hospitals affiliated with these health services. Candidates who are successfully recruited to the SE Collaborative (as an employee at one of the aforementioned health services) can expect to have a 36-month training program that gives you access to a variety of rotations in accredited roles across the collaborative with the core aim of delivering a diverse and balanced mix of learning experience that sets up your consultant career and fulfils RACP AT requirements.

Other benefits of applying to work in the SE Collaborative include guaranteed exposure to multiple future employers before you become a consultant physician, opportunity to access a broad range of educational resources across myriad health services from beginning to end, a wide selection of training rotations to match your career interests, and seamless transition from one registrar year to the next. Please contact any of the following key leaders and/or refer to the on-line application pages for each health service if you would like more information.

Dr Nicole Hancock, Alfred Health: [email protected]

Dr David Lau, Eastern Health: [email protected]

Dr Gary Yip, Eastern Health: [email protected]

Dr Stephanie Jones, Monash Health: [email protected]

Dr Travis Churchill, Peninsula Health: [email protected]

Alfred Health rotations that are included in the SE Collaboration are:

  • CORE Specialty rotations: Respiratory, Cardiology, Neurology, Palliative Care (Cabrini), ICU (Cabrini, high acuity), Cardiology (Mildura), Addictions (please refer to separate advertising for more information on this role)
  • CORE General Medicine rotations: The Alfred (high acuity), Caulfield Hospital, Sandringham Hospital, Cabrini, Mildura, North East Health (Wangaratta- includes ID experience)
  • CORE General Medicine-related rotations: Peri-Operative Medicine, General Medicine Hospital in the Home and Hospital Admission Reduction Program (HARP), Senior Medical Registrar (see below)

All rotations meet the CORE training requirements of the RACP PREP Advanced Training curriculum in General and Acute Care Medicine.

Trainees participate in a professional development program to enhance skills in clinical leadership and this supports practice across all the roles in the program and particularly in the night clinical lead role.

Senior clinicians with a range of backgrounds, clinical practice and non-clinical interests provide supervision and mentoring.

Flexible Training

Flexible and part-time training opportunities are available in our program and the collaborative as a whole.  We have a range of roster structures for part-time training that we can discuss with successful applicants.  Please indicate your interest in part-time training in your application cover letter.

Fellow roles

In 2024, we have positions in Peri-Operative Medicine and General Medicine for applicants seeking a fellowship experience.  These roles are ideal for those who are in their 12 months after gaining fellowship.  Please indicate your interest in a Fellow in your application and please identify yourself to the coordinator of training via email.

Regional Training

We collaborate with regional training partners and will be offering regional rotations matched with some of highly popular rotations.  Trainees on rotation to the regional sites participate in our virtual weekly training program on Tuesday afternoons and can access all the supervisor, research and other supports the program offers.

Principal (or Chief/Senior) Medical Registrar 

This role is selected from applicants to the GACM APT program.  This position is accredited for CORE General Medicine-related training and gives the successful candidate the opportunity to have a flexible clinical training experience for 50% of their time and the remainder supporting the Director of Physician Education.

Application Advice

1. Trainees who have commenced training in General and Acute Care Medicine (continuing trainees)

For 2024, external continuing trainees will be considered directly by Alfred Health (not as part of the SE collaboration) and we will be reviewing applications from the date this advertisement is launched.  Please do not delay your application until the closing date. 

Please download and complete the cover letter template (attachment in the advert below) and upload with your on-line application.

Applications for continuing trainees close: 8 August (you are advised NOT to leave your application until the closing date)

Initial offers: will occur through July and August.

2. New Trainees

Applications from new APTs are invited once you have the clinical examination results and have met the eligibility criteria to commence APT by February 2024.

Please download and complete the cover letter template (attachment in the advert below) and upload with your on-line application.

Interviews will be undertaken for NEW applicants with a panel from the SE collaboration during late July and August.

Applications for NEW trainees close: 8 August 2023

First round offers: 3 September 2023

Second Round offers: 26 September 2023

Further enquiries regarding the above positions:

Dr Nicole Hancock, Director of General and Acute Care Medicine Advance Training, Alfred Health.

[email protected]

Phone 0400 347 170

Continuing Trainees - please apply as soon as possible

Applications close: 8 August 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.

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.