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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellow

Job posted: 10/03/2020
Applications close: 23/06/2020 (Midnight)
75 days remaining

75 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 35352

Reference: 35352

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) in Australasia is a principal surgical specialty of medicine and dentistry and is recognised by the Australian and New Zealand governments via their respective Departments of Health. Training in the Speciality is under the governance of the Board of Studies (OMS) of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and has been fully accredited by the Australian Medical Council and the Australian Dental Council. There are 6 regional Training Centres and the allocation of posts and the activities of the Surgical Trainees are coordinated by the Regional Surgical Committees.



With a trend towards sub-specialization, newly qualified OMS surgeons may seek further experience by accessing post-qualification posts in specific areas. In recognition of this need, the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne funds a Training Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery: the “Fellowship in Paediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery”. This post also incorporates a component of clinical research. The Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne (RCHM) is an internationally recognised institution for the management of paediatric and adolescent patients. The combined Melbourne Craniofacial Unit is a busy cleft & craniofacial service in the Asia / Pacific


region (http://www.rch.org.au/plastic). Patients are drawn from a population of approximately 6 million and hence training can provide an excellent experience in paediatric OMS, cleft and craniofacial anomalies. This hospital, linked together with the associated training hospitals in the Victorian OMS training programme (eg. Royal Melbourne Hospital, Epworth Hospital) and the practices of associated consultant staff, also offer experience in trauma, pathology, reconstruction, orthognathic surgery and implantology. While appointed Fellows gain wide experience in paediatric OMS, this does not include primary cleft or cranial vault procedures in the infant craniosynostoses as there is an additional Craniofacial Fellow from plastic surgery. However, there is training cross-over and opportunities to participate in these procedures.



Description of appointment


Applications are open to oral and maxillofacial surgeons in both our region and internationally, who are appropriately qualified as assessed by our Unit (see below). The applicant should possess the FRACDS(OMS), or its equivalent international qualification. Ideally, registration to practice in Victoria with either the Dental and/or Medical Boards of Australia will enhance the experience. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment to their vocation with an interest in both clinical and research activity with a desire to extend their scope of experience beyond “core” training in OMS.



The position will reflect a mix of clinical / research activity of approximately 70% / 30%. Rosters are developed to provide flexibility according to the available workload and clinical experience. The appointee will report to the Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Programme at the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne and, when functioning at associated hospitals, will be under the guidance of the Heads of the relevant departments of those institutions. This post is integrated with the Victorian/Tasmanian Training Programme in OMS.



The post will be for 12 months (occasionally 6 months) and the Fellow will be required to document all experience in the form of a logbook reflecting operative experience, and participation in continuing education and presentations. The Fellow will be required to complete at least one research project that results in at least one paper to be submitted for publication. At the completion of the training period, the appointee will be evaluated by the Unit and if deemed to have successfully completed the requirements, a certificate will be awarded.



Applications are open for 2021/2022 Fellowships. Should you be interested in applying for the Fellowship, please click ‘Apply now’ button below and attach your CV (Bio), cover letter and 2 references.  Please direct any queries to Plastic.Surgery@rch.org.au



Please note that the successful applicant must undergo a police and working with children check. In addition, all International Medical Graduate applicants will need to refer to the AHPRA website to ensure they have passed the necessary English language test https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx



Applications close 23rd June 2020.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellow

Job type:

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Job classification:

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Contact:

Caron Israelsohn/Cas Billman - 0393455683
plastic.surgery@rch.org.au

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellow