General Medicine APT
Applications close 30 August 2019.
Advanced Physician Training positions in general and acute care medicine
17 RACP accredited positions (including one Principal Registrar position)
General Medicine at The Alfred is a dynamic well supported unit with an education and research focus. These highly regarded positions provide experience in the care of patients with multi-system diseases, peri-operative experience in Surgery and Trauma Medicine, MET call experience, inpatient care, including acute care and undifferentiated patient management experience, afterhours clinical leadership experience and complex ambulatory care experience, under the supervision of senior clinicians many with sub-specialty interests.
Sub-specialty positions (six-monthly rotations) include two positions in Respiratory Medicine (Alfred), two in Intensive Care Medicine (Cabrini), one in Cardiology (Alfred), one in Neurology and Endocrine combined rotation (Alfred), and one in Cardiology (Mildura), with experience in electrocardiography, stress-tests and echocardiography reporting.
General Medicine or General medical-type positions (six-monthly rotations) include five Advance Training registrar positions in General Medicine (Alfred), two peri-operative and trauma medical registrar positions (Alfred), one Drug and Alcohol and Healthlink complex care registrar position (Alfred), one Advance Training Registrar position in General Medicine (Cabrini Malvern) and one Principal Registrar position (Alfred) (see below).
Successful applicants will be allocated clinical rotations based on RACP requirements, and preferences where possible. Successful applicants may also attend a sub-specialty clinic of interest where possible and contribute to clinical research projects, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and professional development programs.
Rotations are designed to meet the RACP PREP Advanced Training curriculum in General and Acute Care Medicine.
This leadership position includes 0.5EFT experience in General Medicine and specialty clinics of interest. The position also incorporates 0.5EFT in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, assisting the Directors of Physician Education (DPEs) in coordinating the FRACP clinical and written exam preparation, as well as clinical and educational research opportunities.
Regional and Rural General Medicine Advance Training Program (2-year Core Program)
From 2019, General Medical Unit at Alfred Health, in partnership with Katherine Hospital in Northern Territory, and Mildura Base Hospital in Victoria, are pleased to announce this exciting initiative for General Medicine or dual trainees looking for opportunities to further broaden their clinical experience and skills in rural medicine. We will be seeking expressions of interest for two Regional and Rural General Medicine Advance Training positions. Trainees participating in these positions will receive their first core year of advance training in Katherine Hospital in Northern Territory (6 months core General Medicine) and Mildura Base Hospital/Mildura Cardiology in Victoria (6 months of core subspecialty, Cardiology). The second core year of advance training, subject to performance review, will be provided at the Alfred Health receiving 6 months of acute care medicine and 6 months of core sub-specialty training.
The core general medicine training position at Katherine Hospital offers a breadth of experience in remote indigenous health, infectious diseases, endocrinology, nephrology and cardiology with experience in echocardiography and exercise stress testing. Trainees will also participate regularly in aeromedical remote outreach visits. Trainees will be employed directly by Katherine Hospital for this position.
The core subspecialty (Cardiology) training position at Mildura Base Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient cardiology experience, including stress tests and echocardiography experience.
The position at Mildura Base Hospital is on secondment from Alfred Health.
These positions are best suited for trainees aspiring to become regional or rural General Physicians/dual trained physicians.
Alternatively, trainees who are interested in 6-month only rotations at Katherine Hospital or Mildura Hospital are also encouraged to apply.
Eligible trainees (who have successfully completed FRACP written and clinical exams) interested in this Training Program should indicate their intention in the application letter.