General Surgery UGIS Fellow
The Alfred is a tertiary referral and university-affiliated teaching hospital. The Upper GI Unit is a busy specialist unit, consisting of two services: HepatoPancreatoBiliary Surgery and Oesophagogastric & Bariatric Surgery. The unit consists of 8 surgeons with a dedication to teaching and research, and has an average of 8 operating sessions per week.
This fellowship offers an outstanding opportunity for training in HPB, OesophagoGastric & Bariatric Surgery. The post has been accredited by both ANZHPBA and ANZGOSA for fellowship training. The fellow should expect to be exposed to a range of complex hepatobiliary, pancreatic and oesophago-gastric surgery for benign and malignant disease. There is also the opportunity for exposure to a range of advanced laparoscopic surgery including hepatic, pancreatic, gastric and oesophageal resections, fundoplications, hernia repair and bariatric surgery, and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
The position will also involve a substantial clinical workload in a dedicated Upper GI Surgical outpatients, and weekly multi-disciplinary meetings. It is expected that the fellow will participate in the on-call roster for emergency surgery and also assess all HPB & oesophagogastric referrals.
The successful applicant should expect to participate in the unit's active clinical research programs and initiate clinical/collaborative research studies. Extensive databases exist in all areas of unit activity.
Applicants should hold, or expect to hold at the commencement of the fellowship, a FRACS or equivalent, and should be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).