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  • Job no: 26826
  • Categories: Junior Medical, Fellow

Burns Fellow (2020/21) Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

We invite applicants for the position of 2020/21 Burns Fellow.

This position is based at The Alfred (Adult burns) in Melbourne. The Australian mainland state of Victoria has a population of more than 5.6 million people. This service is the state-wide providers of burns care for all adults with complex major burn injuries in Victoria, as well as many people with less severe burns. In addition, we provide education and training for rural and regional clinicians involved in caring for burn-injured patients, and collaborate with community and industry groups on burn awareness campaigns and to provide first aid education and training.

In addition to clinical care provision and provision of clinical leadership in all aspects of burn care, we undertake research into the causes and mechanisms of burn injuries, clinical outcomes and emerging clinical treatment technologies. The Victorian Adult Burns Service at The Alfred provide:

  • Acute care for all severely injured burns patients in Victoria;
  • Secondary reconstructive surgery for burns patients in association with the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Units;
  • Post-Operative rehabilitation and scar management services;
  • Advice, assessment and treatment of outpatients with minor burns.

The aim of the Fellowship is to foster the development of clinical skills in both the medical and surgical management of adults with burn injuries, during the acute, rehabilitation and secondary reconstructive phases of the episode: together with acquisition of management and research skills to enable the fellow to take up a position as a consultant in burn surgery on completion of the Fellowship.

The fellow will conduct rostered theatre lists, undertake care of inpatients, both elective and non-elective, and assess referrals from the Emergency department and other hospital Departments both in hours and after hours.

The fellow is also expected to complete a research project during the fellowship. This research project can be clinical, basic science or translational research.

Applications are open to Paediatric, Plastic or General Surgeons who have recently completed their training or who expect to complete training in 2020, and who seek to pursue further subspecialty training in Burns.

Enquiries to: Ms Tracey Petrie, e-mail t.petrie@alfred.org.au or telephone 03 9076 3626.

Applications close:  10 March 2020

Candidates are advised that applications are reviewed as they are received and the department and hospital may finalise an appointment prior to the closing if appropriate, therefore, please lodge your application as soon as possible. ‘

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au