Cardiac Imaging Fellow

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 03/06/2024 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 54083

Reference: 54083

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Applications are sought for the Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging at Western Health.

The Western Health Cardiology Department provides services targeted at the diagnosis, interventional and non-interventional treatment of patients who are affected by cardiovascular disease.  Western Health Cardiology inpatient services and outpatient clinics are provided across Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals.  There is a high volume of echocardiography through the Cardiac Diagnostic Service, with transthoracic, transoesophageal and stress echocardiography. A Cardiac CT Angiography (CTCA) and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging service is co-reported with the Radiology department at both sites.

Western Health Cardiology has a major focus on teaching, training and research affiliated with the University of Melbourne.  Registrars and Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in research projects and teaching.  The department is involved in several international multicentre randomised trials as well as independent investigator-initiated research projects. There are dedicated cardiac imaging teaching sessions twice weekly.

The Western Health Cardiology Unit is serviced by over 20 VMO Cardiologists, 2 Fellows, 4 Registrars and 4 HMOs. The Registrars comprise of 4 Accredited Cardiology Advanced Trainees.

About the Role

The position commences in early February 2025 until February 2026. The Fellowship is dedicated to training in echocardiography, with the flexibility to gain multi-modality expertise to suit the successful applicant’s interests. There will be a focus on cardiac imaging research, including both an investigator-initiated project and critical appraisal of published science.

Trainees will be involved in all aspects of echocardiography including transthoracic, transoesophageal, exercise stress and dobutamine stress echocardiography, including the use of contrast-enhanced and 3D imaging. There is the opportunity to scan patients, though this is not a requirement. The fellow will fulfil the requirements to achieve accreditation in Cardiac CT angiography and will have exposure to CMR. The fellow will be encouraged to think critically and there is an emphasis on understanding the role of a multi-modality approach to diagnosis and management of complex pathology.

About You (Essential Criteria)

  • Successful applicants will be eligible for training in echocardiography in accordance with CSANZ guidelines.
  • The trainee will have completed core advanced FRACP training in Cardiology or its equivalent and have completed basic training in echocardiography in accordance with CSANZ guidelines (Level 1 Competency).
  • Applicants must be eligible for appropriate registration with AHPRA.

Trainees will be required to make a significant contribution to the workflow in the Cardiac Diagnostic Service. They will be involved in the on call roster after hours and on weekends with the fellows and registrars. They will be responsible for assisting with regular audit of the cardiac diagnostic service, present at the Surgical ‘Heart Team Meeting’, and participate in mortality and morbidity reviews. The Fellow will conduct an independent research project and be involved in ongoing research activities within the unit. Candidate interest in obtaining a postgraduate degree through University of Melbourne can be facilitated. The Western Cardiology has strong ties to the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, providing an avenue to meaningful academic research.

How to Apply

All applicants must include a letter of recommendation (attach under Clinical Placement Report 1) regarding their suitability for cardiac imaging training from their current Director Unit or equivalent.

All applicants must ensure you attach your cover letter and CV at the time of submitting your online application.

Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form (attached) is downloaded and forwarded to three (3) Referees for completion. The completed form is to be returned via email to westisbest@wh.org.au as close as possible to the nominated closing date as this is a very important step in the shortlisting process.

About Us

Our workforce of over 12,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health is implementing a new recruitment system, launching on Monday, 27th May 2024.

There will be a period from the 27th May to 29th May that you might not be able to apply for this role. However, the position will be available for you to apply from the 30th May until the stipulated closing date.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Cardiac Imaging Fellow

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Nicholas Cox - 83457098

Cardiac Imaging Fellow