Western Health offers Advanced Training positions in the following specialties. Refer to your area of interest below to see further information.
Aged Care / Geriatric Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Hospital in the Home
Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Disorders
Western Health also has two (2) Senior Medical Registrar Positions situation at Footscray campus and Sunshine campus.
The Addiction Medicine & Toxicology Service (Western Health) provides comprehensive medical care for patients with a wide range of drug related disorders and receives referrals statewide.
This full time position offers accredited training in Addiction Medicine for those seeking to attain FAChAM; other applicants (eg from General Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry) are also invited to apply but would need their College to accredit their term.
The role involves provision of both inpatient and outpatient care for patients with Addiction related complex co-morbidity and participation in a Chronic Disease Management Program. Involvement in Research project and educational activities are encouraged.
The Department has the following position/s available for the year 2016:
Registrar - 1 x Addiction Medicine Registrar position.
Direct Applications to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Thursday 20th August 2015
Addiction Medicine Registrar (Reference No: 16869) Now Closed
The Geriatric Medicine program at Western Health provides acute and subacute care across all four campuses (Footscray, Sunshine, Williamstown and Werribee). Communiity assessments are provided in conjunction with the Western Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS), the Immediate Response Service (IRS) and in rural Victoria. A range of clinics are available including : Movement Disorders, Falls and Mobility, Wound and CDAMS (memory clinic).
Job sharing and part time positions may be available.
The department has the following positions available for the year 2016:
Fellow - 1 x Full Time position for a final year advanced trainee : 0.5 Fellow in Geriatric Medicine for the Western Alliance of the Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (VGMTP) : 0.2 Continence Fellow : 0.3 clinical duties
Registrar - 9 x Accredited Advanced Trainee positions incorporating: : Acute aged care : Orthogeriatrics : Geriatric Evaluation and Management : Transition Care Program (TCP) : Psychogeriatrics : Rural/Community assessments : Specialty clinics : Hospital consultative service
All accredited training sites in Victoria will be participating in a centralised match run by the Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (VGMTP).
Appliicants need to apply to both Western Health and the VGMTP.
Please note that Western Health's closing dates are prior to the dates for submission of VGMTP preference lists to allow for interviews.
There is a two (2) stage matching process and there will be two (2) application reference numbers that apply to :
Group 1 - First round match is for continuing advanced trainees, that is, those already in the RACP training program in Geriatric Medicine or another specialty. This group also includes those applicants wanting to apply for the Fellow position for 2016 Reference Number : 15803 - Now Closed
Group 2 - 2nd round match for new advanced trainees (1st year advanced trainees in 2016 and those unmatched in the first round.)Reference Number : 15797 - Now Closed
The match will be run by the Victorian Geriatric Medical Training Program (VGMTP) under the scrutiny of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (Victorian division).
It is essential that applicants, for all vacancies noted above, can demonstrate past work experience within the Australian Medical Hospital System for at least two (2) years - highly desirable - and have completed and passed their FRACP Written and Clinical examinations or working towards the completion of this in 2015.
Applications must be made to the VGMTP in the firs instance by the nominated Closing Date.
Direct Applications to this Health Service for all Geriatric Medicine positions by the Closing Date mentioned below:
Geriatric Medicine Fellow - Friday 24th July 2015
Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee (2nd Year+ Continuing Advanced Trainee) - Friday 24th July 2015
Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee (1st Year / New Advanced Trainee) - Monday 17th August 2015
Geriatric Medicine Fellow (Reference No: 15804) Now Closed
Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee : 2nd Year+ Continuing Advanced Trainee (Reference No: 15803) Now Closed
Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee -1st Year / New Advanced Trainee (Reference No: 15797) Now Closed
Western Health is a high volume tertiary service in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne at Fooscray and Sunshine Hospitals. The Western Health Cardiology Department provides services targeted at the diagnosis, interventional and treatment of patients who are affected by cardiovascular disease. Western Health Cardiology inpatient services are provided across both campuses - Western and Sunshine Hospitals; outpatient clinics are provided at both also. We perform over 700 PCIs per year an have a busy acute STEMI service linked with MICA and perform over 200 primary PCI per year.
Western Health Cardiology has a major focus on teaching, training and research. Registrars and Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in a research project and teaching. The department is involved in a number of international multicentre randomised trials as well as independent investigator initiated research projects.
The Western Health Cardiology Unit is serviced by over 20 VMO Cardiologists, 2 Fellows, 4 Registrars and 4 HMOs. The Registrars comprise of 3 Accredited Advanced Trainee positions and the 4th is a basic physician trainee (BPT3). The department has the following positions available for the year 2016:Registrar - 3 x Advanced Cardiology Trainee position Applications must be submitted directly to the RACP (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) to obtain more information surrounding the Applications and Selection processes.
Two (2) Fellowship positions suited to trainees who will have completed their advanced training in cardiology.
Fellow - 1 x Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (The Yean L. Lim Interventional Cardiology Fellowship) positionSuccessful applicant for this position will be eligible for training in percutaneous coronary interventions in accordance with CSANZ guidelines. The Trainee will have completed core advanced FRACP training in Cardiology or its equivalent, and have completed training in Diagnostic Catheterisation in accordance with CSANZ guidelines. Applicants must be eligible for appropriate registration with AHPRA. The position is a fulltime fellowship of 12 month duration dedicated to procedural interventional cardiology training and research in the field of interventional cardiology.
The Fellowship was established in recognition of the significant contribution made by Professor Yean L. Lim AM to the development of Interventional Cardiology in Australia and particularly Melbourne Metropolitan West. The position offered is a full time Fellowship for 12 month duration dedicated to procedural interventional cardiology training and research in the field of interventional cardiology. Trainees will be involved in complex cases including chronic total occlusions, bifurcation lesions and multi-vessel intervention. Trainees will be required to make a significant contribution to the pre-procedure assessment and post operative patient care. They will be responsible for managing appropriate work up of all patients likely to undergo PCI and manage cath lab scheduling to improve lab efficiency. They will be involved in the on call STEMI roster after hours and on weekend and attended interventional cardiology clinic. They will be responsible for assisting with regular audit of procedural outcomes and mortality and morbidity reviews. The Fellow will conduct an independent research project and be involved in ongoing research activities within the unit. Candidates interested in obtaining a postgraduate degree through University of Melbourne can be facilitated.
Applications to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Sunday 23rd August 2015
Fellow - 1 x Cardiac Imaging Fellowship position
Successful applicant for this position will be recognised as a subspecialist in echocardiography and eligible to apply for Level A accreditation (and possibly Level B) with the Conjoint Cardiac CT Committee. Applicants will have completed core advanced FRACP training in Cardiology or its equivalent. Applicants must be eligible for appropriate registration with AHPRA. The position is a fulltime fellowship of 12 month duration dedicated to echocardiography and cardiac CT training and research. There will be opportunity for limited cardiac MRI experience. Successful applicant will gain extensive hand-on experience in echocardiography, TOE, 3D echo, stress echo and cardiac CT. The fellow will be required to make a significant contribution to the pre-study assessment and post study care of stress echo and TOE. The fellow will also be responsible for all inpatient and outpatient cardiac CT patients. In addition, on call roster participation may be required. The fellow will be responsible in maintaining the database of echocardiography and cardiac CT, and assisting with regular audit of cardiac imaging. The Fellow will conduct independent research projects and be involved in ongoing research education and training activities within the unit. Candidates interested in obtaining a postgraduate degree through University of Melbourne will be facilitated through our connection with the North West Academic Centre.
Applications to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Sunday 23rd August 2015
Cardiac Imaging Fellowship (Reference No: 15864) Now Closed
The Yean L. Lim Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (Reference No: 16868) Now Closed
The Department of Endocrinology is a busy subspecialty unit of Western Health serving 6,000 outpatients per year and also having inpatients and a busy Consultation service at both Footscray and Sunshine campuses. The Department has the following positions available in 2016:
Registrar Endocrinology Advanced Trainee - 1 x position available required clinical year (RCY) training position at Western Health
Advanced Training Registrar - Endocrinology - 1 x position is available. It is based at Western Health and rotates Ballarat Health Service two (2) days per week. Accommodation at Ballarat will be provided for one (1) night per week and a travelling allowance is available to the successful candidate.
Endocrinology / Obstetric Medicine Registrar (Advanced Trainee) - 1 x position. (Based at Sunshine Hospital) Selection of these positions are centralised, and Applications are to be made directly to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
The Gastroenterology Unit is part of the Centre of Oncology and Gastroenterology Service (COGS). The Unit is staffed by 3 Advanced Trainee Registrars which are selected through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Selection Process. All applications for the Advanced Trainee posts at Western Health must be submitted to the College in the first instance.
The Unit is also staff by an Endoscopy Fellow. - this position would suit a candidate near the end of their training who wishes to get advanced training in endoscopy or hepatology. The position is suitable for a non core year for an Advanced Trainee in Gstroenterology.WH has created a new position in 2015/2016 for a Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Clinical Research Fellow. This position would be ideally suited to an RACP trainee who has passed the FRACP written and clinical examinations, and is hoping to pursue a career in Gastroenterology. Alternatively, it would be suited to a gastroenterology advanced trainee wishing to focus on research. The position will be available for 12 months from 1st February 2016 until 5th February 2017. This position will be funded by Grant monies and as such will see the remuneration of this position to be equal to $50,000 for salary & wages.
Registrar Gastroenterology Advanced Trainees - 3 x Positions Selection of these positions are centralised, and Applications are to be made directly to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
Senior Registrar / Fellow Endoscopy / Gastroenterology - 1 x PositionNo Applications are required for this position in 2016 as the selection process has been undertaken
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Clinical Research Fellow - 1 x Position
The position will require active and enthusiastic involvement in all aspects of gastroenterology research projects at Western Health. This includes involvement in writing ethics applications, seeing patients enrolled in clinical trials, offering medical clinical support to the Gastroenterology research nurses, assisting with data acquisition and reporting and manuscript writing for publications. The studies will encompass a number of areas including viral hepatitis and chronic liver disease, IBD and endoscopy. These will include trials already underway, but also the opportunity to focus on an area of interest to the successful candidate under the supervision of a Western Health consultant.
Some gastroenterology wards and outpatient clinical involvement will also be expected at the Footscray and Sunshine campuses.
Applications to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Sunday 6th September 2015
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Clinical Research Fellow (Reference No: 16873) Now Closed
The General Internal Medicine Unit is across the two (2) campuses - Footscray and Sunshine. The Footscray Hospital admits about 2,400 patients a year, and has two outpatient clinics a week and Sunshine Hospital admits over 2,200 patients a years, has a formal relationship with the Obstetric Medicine Service and Outpatient clinic. The department has the following positions available for the period of 12 months in 2016 commencing 2nd February.
Registrar - General Medicine Advanced Trainee - 8 x position
(The rotation mix for the following areas are for 6 monthly rotations each) in areas such as Neurology, Respiratory Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, Infectious Diseases and is also inclusive of a Community Aged Care rotation).
Successful applicants will be provided with experience necessary to satisfy RACP advanced training requirements in General Medicine with opportunities for rotations as stated above.
Western Health are also involved in assisting St John of God (Ballarat) and Western Private Hospitals in placing an Advanced Trainee with them for either 2 x 6 month rotations or 12 month placements. These positions have been funded by the Commonwealth (Specialist Training Program) and to be eligible for these vacancies - applicants must be registered with RACP, have completed the FRACP Examinations and be an Australian Citizen/Australian Resident.
Chief Medical Registrar (Footscray) - 1 x Position
Senior Medical Registrar (Sunshine) - 1 x Position (2 x 6 monthly rotations / 1 x 12 month placement)
It is essential that applicants for all vacancies noted above, that they can demonstrate past work experience within the Australian Medical Hospital System for at least two (2) years, and who has completed and passed their FRACP Written and Clinical examinations or working towards the completion of this by August 2015.
Direct Application to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Friday 21st August 2015
General Medicine Advanced Trainee Registrar (Reference No: 15805) Now Closed
Chief Medical Registrar (Reference No: 15806) Now Closed
Senior Medical Registrar (Reference No: 15807) Now Closed
The Haematology and Oncology Unit is a busy and growing subspecialty unit of Western Health. Cancer services have been recognised as an area of need for the growing population of Western Melbourne. In particular, Haematology is growing rapidly at Western Health, with the recent addition of new Consultants. The major focus of Haematology at Western Health is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with all haematological disorders apart from aggressive lymphomas and leukaemias requiring intense inpatient chemotherapy. A large component is the consultative service to the Medical, Surgical and Obstetric Units.The accredited core clinical year training position in Haematology provides clinical experience in the assessment, investigation and management of adults with haematological disorders. The trainee will participate in the provision of outpatient and inpatient haematology care at the Western Hospital and some outpatient obstetric medicine at Sunshine Hospital. The trainee will also have the opportunity to participate in a short clinical research project at Western Hospital, Footscray as well as involvement in the growing clinical research programme. There will be exposure to some Laboratory Haematology medicine.
Registrar - Haematology Advanced Trainees - 1 x Position
Selection of the Accredited Core position is centralised, and Applications are to be made to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
The Hospital in the Home (HITH) program covers all three campuses of Western Health and encompasses medical and surgical specialities. HITH is an acute hospital admission substitution program with the purpose of reducing in-hospital length of stay and preventing hopsital bed admissions by providing 24 hour acute care for suitable patients in their usual place of residence. Western Health and the parent unit retain clinical, financial and legal responsibility for the medical supervision of these patients who would otherwise be occupying a hospital bed.
The HITH team will:
Provide coordinated treatment in the home care setting;Provide appropriate patient education';Translate the objectives, policies and procedures of Western Health into effective practice;Ensure an dapply best practice standards of nursing practice.
The HITH service is a part of the Ambulatory Care Unit which incorporates the Medical Ambulatory Day Unit and Discharge beds.
The unit has the following positions available for the year 2015/2016:
Hospital in the Home Registrar/Advanced Trainee - 1 x Position
The role will provide high quality of car to the patients within the HITH service at Western Health and will engage and consult with clinicians in inpatient services to help facilitate redirection of inpatient to HITH where appropriate. The successful applicant will have completed their FRACP Clinical Examination or working towards completion of this by the middle of this year.
Please refer to the position description for further information around accountabilities of the role.
The position is available to medical practitioners who have completed at least 3 years post graduate degree. Past working experience within the Australian Medical Hospital System for at least two (2) years is highly desirable. If you wish to apply you must meet the Mandatory Criteria as noted below:
Australian Trained Medical Graduates: General Registration with AHPRA and who have completed a minimum of 3 years full time medical employment post MBBS graduation
International Medical Graduates: Limited / General Registration with AHPRA and who have completed a minimum of 2 years full time medical employment in Australia (desirable). Must have passed AMC MCQ Part 1 and achieved a ranking of 7 or above in IELTs (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
Direct Application to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Wednesday 19th August 2015
Hospital in the Home Registrar/Advanced Trainee (Reference No: 15496) Now Closed
The Infectious Diseases Unit at Western Health provides both inpatient and outpatient care primarily to residents in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. There are an average of 4 to 6 inpatients, and 15 to 20 consultations to other units at Western Hospital per week, including the Intensive Care Unit. An inpatient consultation service to the Sunshine and Williamstown campuses is provided by arrangement. The Infectious Diseases Unit also oversees the network's antibiotic stewardship activities and infection control programme.
The Infection Control team works to minimise the transmission of infections within the Western Health hospital setting. Western Health has specialist nurses on each campus that monitor for infection within the hospital and supports the clinical staff with education and advice. The nurses in collaboration with the ID consultants and registrar, advise on how to safely care for those patients that may be infectious to others, and help to keep our network environment as safe as possible for all patients, staff and visitors. The Infection Control team also collect and compile information related to hygiene and general preventative measures. This information is examined carefully by the Infection Control Committee, which meets regularly, to help ensure that the highest standards of infection control are provided within Western Health. The committee is comprised of nurses, doctors, pharmacists and others from across the health service.
Four staff specialists are attached to the Unit, together with the Advanced Trainee, General Medicine Advanced Trainee Registrar and an Intern.
The department has the possibility of either the options listed below as positions available in 2016:
Advanced Trainee - 1 position RACP accredited
The selection process will be in two parts - First Round : to be held in July or August (please see the RACP college website for information regarding dates and application process) and will be open to all current ID trainees (ie those who have received or are eligible to receive, RACP ID SAC accreditation for at least one year of training in 2015). Please see college website to confirm dates and closing date for the first match.Second Round : to be held (probably in mid-late August) after release of the clinical examination results and will be open to all potential new entrants as well as individuals unmatched in the first round.
All applications will be made through the College website which will act as a central repository for CV, job applications and job descriptions.
The 2nd Round will be open to all first year applicants and any remaining applicants from the first round.
It is important to note that trainees unmatched in the 1st Round will need to re-register for the 2nd Round.
There is also the option of a Combined 6 month "core" ID and 6 months Microbiology Training (at Dorevitch Pathology, predominantly on site at Western Health Laboratory)
This position would require 2 suitable applicants (ie those who have received or are eligible to receive, RACP ID SAC accreditation for a t least one year of training in 2013) and will be offered at the time of the first round / match (as above).
The 2 Registrars would switch position mid-way through the training year to allow both to obtain their 6-months microbiology training requirement. There will be interaction with both the laboratory and clinical roles throughout the year; the 6 months of core ID training will be as above, and the 6 months Microbiology training will include 1 clinic per week as well as the weekly combined ID/Micro clinical audit meeting
Microbiology training will involve daily laboratory duties such as plate rounds, reports' validation, providing clinical support for laboratory staff (trouble-shooting, prioritising tests, rejection of inappropriate specimens/tests) as well as clinical liaison (provision of consultation service to Western Health staff in relation to clinical microbiology, relay of urgent and critical results to clinical teams and provision of support regarding infection control/prevention issues) and other duties as prescribed by the consultant microbiologist
General Medicine Advanced Trainee - 1 x position - this is on a rotational basis of 2 x 6 month rotation which has exposure to the Department of Infectious Diseases. Direct Applications to this Health Service for this vacancy.
Registrar - General Medicine Advanced Trainee (Reference No: 15805) Now Closed
Western Health has 3 Emergency Departments, 4 Theatre Complexes, 3 Cardiac Catheter Laboratories & over 600 acute inpatient beds across the network. Western Health provides care to one of the most culturally diverse & rapidly growing metropolitan regions of Australia. The Western Clinical School & the North West Academic Centre of the University of Melbourne are based at Sunshine Hospital, and we are also affiliated with Notre Dame University.
Western Health has Intensive Care Units at Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals, staffed by 10 Intensivists who are all Fellows of the CICM. Footscray Hospital ICU is a Level III tertiary referral centre that provides care for approximately 1000 critically ill adults each year. Footscray ICU is currently funded for 8 ICU equivalent beds and provides care up to fourteen intensive care and high dependency patients at any time. The new, purpose built ICU at Sunshine Hospital opened in March 2015. It is currently funded for 6 ICU equivalent beds and provides care for up to 13 intensive care and high dependency patients at any time. We anticipate a 4 bed increase in the number of ICU beds across both campuses later this year.
Our registrars gain a wide range of experience in adult intensive care medicine, including an increasing amount of obstetric medicine at Sunshine Hospital (which currently delivers around 5,500 babies per year). Our patients are relatively young with a high severity of illness. In addition to all standard ICU therapies, each ICU has a dedicated fibreoptic bronchoscope and an ultrasound machine with echo capability. Several of our Intensivists have postgraduate echocardiography & ultrasound qualifications & the opportunity exists for trainees to learn these skills.
A specifically designed, accredited, registrar teaching program is run by our team of Intensivists, including the 'BASIC' course. Our protected weekly teaching program is multidisciplinary and interactive, frequently including simulation at our state of the art simulation centre at Sunshine Hospital. Registrars are encouraged to attend other educational activities including weekly Mortality & Morbidity Audits, fortnightly Journal Club, and VICEN days.
The Department of Intensive Care is actively involved in research. We are a member of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, with several dedicated research coordinators and a research program including local studies. Trainees are encouraged to participate in research, and the opportunity exists to complete your formal project under the supervision of experienced and enthusiastic Intensivists.
The department has the following positions are available in 2016:
ICU/Anaesthetics Registrar - 2 x positions These positions involve 6 months as an ICU registrar & 6 months as an Anaesthetic registrar each year, and would ideally suit CICM advanced trainees seeking 12 months anaesthetics & 12 months ICU over a 2 year period. Both these rotations are accredited by the CICM/ ANZCA. The ICU component of this position also offers the opportunity to expand your non-clinical portfolio with involvement in Western ICU's research; education delivery; simulation creation and debriefing.
Intensive Care Unit Registrar - 6 x positions These positions would ideally suit a CICM Trainee, however it also provides recognised training for RACP, ANZCA & ACEM Trainees. There may be opportunities for rotations to Anaesthesia, ED or Internal Medicine for the right candidate. The opportunity may also exist for this position to meet the needs of a senior ICU Registrar, as well as to expand your non-clinical portfolio with involvements in Western ICU's research, education delivery, simulation creation and debriefing.
Direct Application to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Thursday 9th July 2015
Anaesthetics / ICU Registrar (Reference No: 15677) Now Closed
ICU Registrar (Reference No: 15676) Now Closed
Dr Sathyajith Velandy Koottayi Staff SpecialistPhone : (03) 8345 6651Email : satyajit.koott[email protected]
Dr KJ FarleyStaff SpecialistPhone: 03) 8345 6651Email: [email protected]
The Department of Nephrology is a busy and growing subspecialty unit of Western Health. It is a Level 3 Hub (autonomous) dialysis provider, ensuring an integrated service for all patients in the western suburbs with acute and chronic kidney disease. Acute Transplant care is co-ordinated with Melbourne Health, and transplant workup and post Transplant care is offered at Western Health. Additional services include an inpatient and outpatient service in Obstetric Medicine based at the Sunshine Hospital campus.
The department has the following positions available in 2016:
Registrar Nephrology Advanced Trainee - 2 x Accredited core training positions in Nephrology Selection of these positions are centralised, and Applications are to be made directly to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
The Department of Neurology has both General Neurology and Stroke Service beds located on one floor of the hospital (Ward 2C). The Department regularly occupies between 30 and 35 beds in the hospital and admits approximately 600 stroke patients and 500 general neurology patients per year.The Department also utilizes the Day Hospital Facility of the hospital for one-day admission diagnostic workup and treatments. The Department provides a consultant service to all three hospitals and runs a weekly General Neurology and Stroke clinic. The Department provides a neurophysiology service to the network with EEG, NCVs/EMG and evoked responses. The department participates in Stroke treatment trials and is looking to expand this activity. It also has a special interest in the pathogenesis and management of neuropathic pain.There is a weekly clinical meeting, incorporating imaging, clinical presentations and invited speakers and a weekly clinical meeting held in conjunction with the Neurology Department at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where the trainee and fellow regularly present cases worked up on the western service. Presentations are made to the Network Grand rounds approximately twice per year. The Department provides a busy clinical training environment enabling the trainee to develop a clinical skill base that few services in the country can match, and is an ideal learning environment for junior medical staff who rotate through the service.
The department has the following positions available in 2016:
Registrar Neurology Advanced Trainee - 2 x Position
Selection of this position is centralised, and Applications are to be made directly to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
General Medicine Advanced Trainee - 1 x position - this is on a rotational basis of 2 x 6 month rotation which has exposure to the Department of Infectious Diseases. Direct Applications to this Health Service for this vacancy.
Cancer Services provides acute inpatient care specialist same day Oncology, Palliative Care Consultation and inpatient Palliative Care services primarily at the Sunshine campus. The activity profile is approximately 5.4% of total activity for Western Health.Services included in this program are: Medical Oncology Service Day Oncology Service , Palliative Care Consultation Service (All Campuses) Oncology Hospital in the Home (home based), Palliative Care Outreach (home based), Inpatient Palliative Care Service.It is staffed by 9 VMO Oncologists, 3 Registrars, 1 Oncology Research Fellow and 4 HMOs. One Registrar and one HMO belongs to the Greater Western Consortium as Basic Physician Trainees rotating through the Service. The other two (2) are Advanced Trainees who spend 12 months in the Unit. The applicants will be working with the Professor of Oncology, Professor Michael Green within a Centre that has a comprehensive service dealing with solid tumours and gastroenterology.The department has the following positions available in 2016:
Oncology Registrar (Advanced Trainee) - 2 x position
All Applications must be submitted through the Victorian Medical Oncology Training Program (VMOTP). The Selection Process for the successful candidates will be organised and finalised by the Victorian Medical Oncology Training Program - please refer to the College Website to confirm details and closing dates for the match.
Oncology Clinical Research Fellow - 1 x position
The position of Oncology Clinical Research Fellow would be an opportunity for a trainee or an Oncologist to work as part of a large clinical, research and academic team and take on the responsibility of the care of patients on clinical trials. The applicant would be exposed to a range of research activities including phase I to large phase III national and international clinical trials. The successful applicant would be expected to work in an autonomous fashion but will be fully supported by cllinical research and oncology staff. You will gain experience in numerous areas of clinical research including day to day management of patients, adverse event reporting, good clinical practice, protocol development, ethics and submissions.
Applications to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Monday 22nd May 2015
Oncology Clinical Research Fellow (Reference No: 15353) Now Closed
Western Health is supporting growth and development of the subacute care portfolio to better meet the needs of older people and people with complex care needs. The Rehabilitation Service currently has 30 beds at the Sunshine Hospital campus, 10 beds at the Footscray Hospital (co-located in a 28 bed subacute and ortho-geriatric unit) and 12 beds at the Williamstown Hospital campus (co-located in a 30 bed subacute unit).
The Rehabilitation Service specialises in Neurological, Orthopaedic and General Rehabilitation. A new level 1 amputee inpatient rehabilitation service has been established at the Footscray Hospital. Planning is currently underway to strengthen cardiac and pain rehabilitation services.
Registrars will have the opportunity to work in a mutually supportive team environment with easy access to wide range of investigations. Varied duties include general medical care, assessment of referrals from acute facilities and attendance at the specialist medical and surgical meetings and ward rounds held at the Footscray campus.
You will join a team of three Rehabilitation Physicians supported by a strong multidisciplinary team. The Rehabilitation Service has a collegiate and collaborative relationship with Aged Care Services.
The Department has the following positions available in 2016 (1st February 2016 until 5th February 2017).
Registrars - 2 Positions available (4 x 6 months or 2 x 12 months).
Applications to this Health Service by the Closing Date – Friday 19th June 2015
Please Note that the Interviews for shortlisted applicants are to be Confirmed
Rehabilitation Registrar (Reference No: 15557) Now Closed
The Department is a very busy subspecialty Unit of Western Health that performs clinical, research and teaching within the organisation. At a clinical level the Department admits approximately 1300 inpatients per annum and manages a 5 bed non-invasive ventilation unit. In addition there are significant numbers of inpatient consultations and the Department runs General Respiratory Outpatient clinic and Sleep Disorders Outpatient clinics. The Sleep Disorders Unit performs approximately 1900 sleep studies per annum and these include both in laboratory and in the home studies. The Respiratory Function Laboratory performs a complete range of tests. There are opportunities to participate / undertake research opportunities in sleep and general respiratory medicine abound within the department. The department is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical and paramedical/Allied health education.The department has the following positions available in 2016.
Registrars: - 3 x positions are available for Advanced Training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Applications for the Advanced Trainee - Respiratory and Sleep Medicine must be made via the RACP/TSANZ Central committee - please refer to the College Website to confirm details and closing dates for the match. Registrar: - 1 x position is available for Advanced Training in Sleep Medicine. This is a joint position between Western Health and Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre.
The Rheumatology Department has two (2) positions available - one is an Accredited Core Rheumatology position which is offered via the College and the other is a Non Core position that is directly appointed through the Western Health recruitment process. Both positions available are on a 12 month placement commencing on 1st February 2016.The department has the following position available in 2016.
Registrar Rheumatology Advanced Trainee - 1 x Position
Selection of the Accredited Core position is centralised, and Applications are to be made to the Rheumatology Advanced Training committee through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in the first instance.As the Head of the Unit would like to know the interest of Advanced Trainees in being placed at Western Health in 2016, it has also been requested that a separate application be submitted to this Health Service by the Closing Date - Tuesday 18th August 2015
Rheumatology Advanced Trainee (Reference No: 16882) Now Closed
Rheumatology Registrar / Fellow - 1 x Position
Direct Applications to this Health Service by the Closing Date – TBC
Rheumatology Registrar / Fellow (Reference No: 17008) Apply Now
Dr Mike McDonough (Addiction Medicine)Medical Director – Drug Health ServicesPhone: 03) 8345 6682 / Email : [email protected]
A/Prof Jenny Schwarz (Aged Care/Geriatric Medicine)Head of Unit / GeriatricianPhone : 0419326177 / Email - [email protected]
Dr Nicholas Cox (Cardiology)Head of UnitPhone: (03) 8345 6302 / Email : [email protected]For Advanced Trainee
A/Prof Tony WaltonCardiologistPhone : 03) 8345 7098 / Email: [email protected] For Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (The Yean L. Lim Fellowship)
Dr Chiew Wong (Cardiology)CardiologistPhone : (03) 8345 6666 / Email : [email protected]For Cardiac Imaging Fellowship
Prof. Peter Ebeling (Endocrinology)Head of UnitPhone: (03) 8345 8115 / Email : [email protected]
Dr Ian Kronborg (Gastroenterology)Head of UnitPhone: (03) 8345 6529 / Email : [email protected]
Prof. Edward Janus (General Medicine)Head of UnitPhone: 03) 8345 7266 / Email : [email protected]
Dr William Renwick (Haematology)Consultant HaematologistPhone: 03) 8345 6370 / Email : [email protected]
Dr Garry Lane (Infectious Diseases)Clinical Director : Emergency, Medicine & Cancer Services and HOUPhone : 03) 8345 7219 / Email : [email protected]
Dr Craig Nelson (Nephrology)Head of UnitPhone: c/- (03) 8345 7245 (PA) Email: [email protected]
Dr Zelko Matkovic (Neurology)Head of UnitPhone: (03) 8345 6070 / Email : [email protected]Dr Tissa Wijeratne (Neurology)Staff SpecialistPhone : (03) 8345 6666 / Email : [email protected]
A/Prof. Michael Green (Oncology)Head of UnitPhone: (03) 9342 7560 / Email : [email protected]Dr Sumitra Ananda (Oncology)Staff SpecialistPhone: (03) 9264 1313 – Pager / Email: [email protected]Dr Michael Ponsford (Rehabilitation) Head of Unit Rehabilitation Medicine Phone : (03) 9426 8769 / Email : [email protected]Susan Race (Rehabilitation)Divisional Director, Subacute & Aged Care ServicesPhone : 0417 013 595 / Email : [email protected]
Dr Anne Marie Southcott (Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Medicine)Head of UnitPhone : 03) 8345 6842 / Email: [email protected]
A/Prof Keith Lim (Rheumatology)Head of UnitPhone : 03) 8345 6666 / Email : [email protected]