Intensive Care Transition Year Fellow

Job posted: 13/05/2024
Applications close: 03/06/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 54054

Reference: 54054

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Intensive Care Transition Year Fellow

About the role

Transition Year at Western Health:

The ICU Transition Year (TY) Fellow position at Western Health is a clinical position somewhere between registrar and consultant, with the aim of the year to gradually enable the doctor to transition from mostly supervised clinical practice (as a registrar) to minimally supervised clinical practice (as in a junior consultant role). In addition, the Transition Year at Western Health supports the TY Fellow to be involved in aspects of the non-clinical functions of the Intensive Care Department.

Selection Criteria:

Essential requirements:

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • AHPRA registration to practice as Medical Practitioner
  • CICM trainee who has completed all prescribed CICM training requirements as per the CICM document ‘Objectives of Training: The Transition Year’:
    • Satisfactory completion of the required clinical training time and assessments for the core intensive care medicine, anaesthesia and medicine years
    • Satisfactory completion of the Second Part Examination
    • Satisfactory completion of all prescribed courses, learning packages and WBA
    • Submission of a Formal Project in the format prescribed in the guideline
    • Satisfactory exposure to two out of the three sub-specialities in: a) Cardiothoracic surgery intensive care b) Neurological / Neurosurgery intensive care and c) Trauma intensive care

Desirable criteria for the position:

  • Excellent communication & teamwork skills
  • Ability to supervise and teach junior medical staff.
  • Advanced technical, non-technical and crisis resource management skills to enable safe autonomous clinical practice.
  • Sufficient clinical expertise to be able to make a timely, structured and accurate assessment of a comprehensive range of life-threatening problems in a critically ill patient and to be able to apply life-supporting therapy as appropriate.

Local Work Environment:

Sunshine Hospital ICU is a 13-bed mixed medical, surgical & obstetric adult ICU, admitting approximately 1100 patients per year (funded to 12 ICU equivalents). By comparison to other metropolitan ICUs, patients admitted to Sunshine ICU are relatively young, with very high severity of illness scores.  It is one of two ICUs within Western Health (WH), with the other 14 bed ICU located at Footscray Hospital. The new 1.5 billion-dollar Footscray Hospital is currently being built and is expected to open in 2025.

Sunshine Hospital (a 25-minute drive from Melbourne CBD) is a very busy metropolitan hospital, with 600 hospital beds, including medical, surgical, psychiatric, obstetric & paediatric patients. The Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s centre (on the Sunshine site) opened in 2019 and has increased the capacity to manage obstetric, paediatric, and neonatal patients on site.  Whilst Sunshine ICU does admit obstetric patients it does not admit paediatric patients and ICU medical staff are not required to attend paediatric MET calls or Code Blues.

The ICU consultant group at Western Health work across both Footscray & Sunshine sites, are all FCICM qualified, and have a variety of subspecialty interests and expertise (e.g. education, mentoring, echocardiography, communication, organ donation, health informatics, research).

For further information:

Please refer to the attached position information and position description.


Dr James Douglas

Recruitment Coordinator / Co- Supervisor of Training

Email: james.douglas@wh.org.au

Telephone (03) 8345 6651

Ms Jo Andress

ICU Administration Assistant

Email: joanne.andress@wh.org.au

Telephone: 0468 657 068

Dr KJ Farley

Supervisor of Training/ Recruitment

Email: kj.farley@wh.org.au

Telephone (03) 8345 6651

Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form (attached) is downloaded and forwarded to your three (3) Referees for completion. Completed forms can be returned via email to mwu@wh.org.au.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 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 comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 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 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 - 29th May which 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.

Intensive Care Transition Year Fellow

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Dr James Douglas - (03) 8345 6651
Dr KJ Farley - (03) 8345 6651

Intensive Care Transition Year Fellow