2025 Intensive Care Transitional Fellow

Job posted: 30/04/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 75554

Reference: 75554

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Position Title: Intensive Care – Transitional Fellow

2025 Training Year commencing February 2025

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community-based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world-renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.

Unit Description:

Royal Melbourne Hospital Intensive Care Unit is a state-of-the art 42-bed facility providing care for almost 3000 patients per year and is one of the biggest and busiest ICUs in Australia. We are a level 3 adult unit caring for general and specialty medical and surgical patients, including neuro- and cardiac surgery. We are also an intermediate ECMO centre, one of two major trauma centres in the state, and the also provide intensive care services for patients at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and critically unwell patients from rural, regional Victoria and interstate.

The Intensive Care Unit is accredited for 2 years of core training by the College of Intensive Care Medicine including cardiac and neuro ICU and is one of only two Victorian sites accredited for trauma sub-speciality exposure. We offer a highly successful teaching program for ICU trainees, with our consultant team actively involved in the delivery of registrar and resident teaching, including exam-focussed teaching for both Primary and Fellowship exams. The RMH ICU education team runs several courses such as MCEC, BASIC, REACT, CALS and critical care echocardiography. Many opportunities exist for trainees to undertake research and complete their CICM formal project with supervision from experienced consultant researchers.

The ICU has four pods with a staffing structure ensuring trainees are very well-supported. In hours, the Intensive Care Unit is staffed by four consultants, two senior registrars or transition fellows and four registrars, one for each pod, plus an external outreach consultant and registrar. Consultant support is available at all times out of hours. From 7.30 am to 12.00 midnight one HMO is rostered for each pod, with a single HMO rostered overnight. Registrars have 5 hours a week of protected and paid training time with a consultant-led education program delivered each week.

About the role:

This role is that of a Transition Fellow within the Intensive Care Department, located at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

This role is between that of a registrar and consultant, providing flexibility and graded responsibility to allow increasing clinical autonomy, plus development of skills in research, education, supervision and administration. It is aimed to assist the movement of the trainee into specialist practice.

The clinical role will comprise Senior Registrar and Transition Fellow shifts and will include on-call duties. Transition trainees will be assigned non-clinical hours (10%) plus 10 hours training time per fortnight.

Candidates who have/will have satisfactorily completed all the necessary CICM requirements to be eligible for entry into Transition Training by the time of their commencement are encouraged to apply. Applicants should ensure they have reviewed the requirements of this position, including relevant CICM guidelines and regulations for Transition Training.

There are vacancies for positions in Research, Education, Quality and Safety and Critical Care Echocardiography commencing in February and August 2025 These roles have received prior approval from CICM.

Please note: Employment in the role of Transition Year Fellow at RMH ICU is dependent on acceptance into Transition Training by CICM but does not guarantee this. Successful applicants will need to obtain prospective approval from the College prior to commencement of transition training. All applicants are strongly encouraged to review CICM requirements for transition training prior to applying for this role.

About You:

  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia (for international Medical Graduates)
  • MBBS or equivalent tertiary qualifications.
  • Ability to work in a team including supervision of junior medical staff
  • Well-developed leadership, communication and presentation skills
  • Registration as a trainee with the College of Intensive Care Medicine, with successful completion of the second part examination
  • Extensive experience in intensive care medicine, with broad case-mix exposure
  • Completion of all CICM training prerequisites prior to commencement of transition training, including:
    • Prior experience in at least two out of three subspecialities of cardiothoracic, neurological/neurosurgical and trauma intensive care medicine.
    • Submission of CICM formal project
    • At least 12 months each of anaesthesia and medicine training
    • All other required courses and learning

The Transition Year can only be commenced after:

Application Instructions:

  • Only online applications will be accepted
  • Please upload your updated resume and cover letter
  • Please ensure that a minimum of 2 written references (including email addresses) are submitted to support your application (download referee form)
  • References must be either uploaded with your application under clinical appraisal tool 1 & 2 (preferable) or can emailed to ICUMedicalRecruitment@mh.org.au.


  • A Values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement, including training and research opportunities, and access to mentorship and leadership programs.
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees.
  • Salary packaging options, discounted onsite car parking, close to public transport.


Find out more about The Royal Melbourne Hospital https://www.thermh.org.au If you have any questions or require more information, connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID 19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Please contact Dr Barry Johnston on ICUMedicalRecruitment@mh.org.au for further information regarding this position.

2025 Intensive Care Transitional Fellow

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Dr Matthew Durie - 93429254
Dr Barry Johnston

2025 Intensive Care Transitional Fellow