2025 Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

Job posted: 09/02/2024
Applications close: 17/05/2024 (Midnight)
79 days remaining

79 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 70775

Reference: 70775

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow

12 Month - Full Time -Fixed Term position from 1 September 2025 to 30 August 2026 at 86 hours per fortnight

The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering a fellowship in advanced microsurgery reconstruction. The position is open to qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Victoria.

The RMH Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit has 16 attending Plastic Surgeons, 3 local Accredited Registrars, 2 local Unaccredited Registrar and 5 Residents. The Unit specialises in microsurgical reconstruction for breast, head & neck cancer and lower limb trauma. The Unit also manages a large number of general plastic surgery cases, including elective and post-traumatic hand surgery, bony facial trauma, brachial plexus injuries, melanoma and provides a broad reconstructive service to all specialties.

There are more than 2,000 surgical procedures performed a year including 250+ free flaps. The Fellow is required to participate in 2-3 major head & neck lists and 1-2 breast reconstruction lists per week and contribute to a research project leading to publication or presentation. The case load will also include emergency surgery and elective general plastic surgery lists. The Fellow will attend outpatient clinics and contribute to the management of inpatients.

Key Accountabilities

  • The Fellow is responsible for the day to day running of the Plastic Surgery Unit with local accredited registrars, in consultation with faculty members.
  • Ensuring all theatre lists/ clinics have appropriate cover, across all sites where Royal Melbourne Hospital provides plastic & reconstructive surgery services, including the Royal Women’s Hospital.
  • Ensuring equity in terms of daily workload and in particular clinical caseload between registrars, fellow and unaccredited registrar in order to maintain levels of training.
  • Attend and manage 2-3 outpatient clinics per week. This includes hand & wound clinics, consultant clinic, complex wound clinic, multidisciplinary head & neck clinic.
  • Participation in on-call roster on occasion to fill-in or cover for registrars on conference or annual leave.
  • Ensuring surgical audits are up to date and comprehensive.

Our Commitment to you

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


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All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and Covid- 19 vaccination prior to commencement.

Don’t delay, apply now!  - recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable candidates are received.

2025 Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Mr Anand Ramakrishnan - 93427410
Kimberly Fernandez

2025 Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship