2023 Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Fellow & Unaccredited Registrar

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 01/08/2022 (Midnight)
30 days remaining

30 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 53252

Reference: 53252

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

About Monash Health 

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information, please visit www.monashhealth.org.   

About Monash Doctors 

There are more than 1,300 Junior Medical staff positions at Monash Health in over 200 medical specialties, to help grow your career. We offer unparalleled opportunities in Victoria's largest & most clinically diverse teaching health service.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department provides adult cardiac and thoracic surgical care for all Monash Health patients. In addition there is a strong interest in surgery for adolescent and adult congenital heart disease. Currently there are eight senior surgical staff members appointed to the Department. The majority of procedures are carried out at MMC, Clayton and a very small number of thoracic surgery procedures are performed at Dandenong Hospital. In early 2023 all cardiac surgery will be at the Victorian Heart Hospital and all thoracic surgery will remain at MMC, Clayton. There is a strong academic program within the Department and a close research affiliation with Monash University and the organisations within the Monash Medical Centre Research Precinct. 

About the Role

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide safe and effective person centred care, provide teaching and supervision of resident medical staff and students and undertake work experience in either (1) acquiring additional skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery, (2) towards being accepted into Cardiothoracic Surgery training, or (3) in attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

As Fellow of the Department you will have a significant responsibility and a complex role.   You will be required to undertake:

  • Patient assessment and management in consultation with the treating consultant

  • Patient care coordination

  • Intern/HMO support, supervision, feedback and teaching

  • Student interaction and teaching

  • Family member communication, feedback and liaison

  • Extensive interaction with the other health professionals, especially, the nursing and allied health staff

  • Self-management (including time management, accessing education and training and completing college requirements)

  • Provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary treating team

  • Demonstrate commitment towards key organisational initiatives

  • Demonstrate compliance with all relevant Monash Health Policies and Procedures

About You:

  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively and productively with a wide range of health professionals

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential

  • Motor vehicle driver licence

You must:

  • Have the appropriate level of relevant clinical experience to undertake the specific role

  • Have the appropriate level of clinical knowledge and skills to undertake the role of Fellow or registrar

  • Demonstrates all the attributes that accord with the Monash Heath values – iCARE (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence)

  • Demonstrates a high level commitment to ethical practice

  • Understands medico-legal issues associated with clinical care

  • Demonstrate a commitment to profession-led regulation

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively manage matters of patient safety and quality of care

  • Understand the role of the relevant College and the associated expectations of the Fellow and registrar role

  • Demonstrate ability to contribute to the development, dissemination, application, and translation of new medical knowledge and practice

  • Facilitate the medical education of patients, families, trainees and other health professionals and the community

  • Provide the necessary training and commitment to the supervision, mentoring and assessment of junior medical trainees and students

  • Support basic laboratory, translational, and clinical research, as appropriate to the Department

  • Demonstrate ability to advocate for improvements in health care through involvement in relevant professional bodies and forum

  • Be able to respond to individual patient health and educational needs

  • Promote the maintenance of good health in colleagues and junior medical staff

  • Look after their own health and well being

  • Advocate for improvements in health care

  • Demonstrate clinical Leadership with proven ability to exercise sound judgment and provide leadership in professional standards, ethics and a commitment to research and innovation

  • Demonstrate ability to work in collaboration with members of interdisciplinary teams and committees

  • Capacity to be an effective member of the relevant Department/Program, stimulate constructive debate and support colleagues in the achievement of Department/Program objectives

  • Able to communicate effectively with team members and colleagues

  • Able to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients and families, including those of diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Maintains clinical and administrative documents accurately

  • Facilitates continuity of patient care through effective communication and handover of relevant information 

What We Offer

  • Salary packaging 

  • Onsite discounted staff parking 

  • Discounted banking (BankVic) 

  • Onsite Gym 

  • Access to professional development courses and seminars 

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.
Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

2023 Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Fellow & Unaccredited Registrar

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Julian Smith - 8572 2563

2023 Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Fellow & Unaccredited Registrar