First listed on: 17 June 2024

Colorectal Clinical and Research Fellow

Job description:

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and enthusiastic medical practitioners to join our team as a Colorectal Clinical and Research Fellow in the Colorectal Unit for the 2025 Clinical Year (commencing February 2025).

Details of Department

The Colorectal Research Fellow role is based within the Colorectal unit across Austin Main, The Surgery Centre, Mercy and Warringal sites and is required to work in coordinating the well-managed patient care. The role reports to the Colorectal Head of Unit, Ms Adele Burgess.

The Colorectal Unit provides Colorectal services to patients across Austin Health. Emergency and inpatient services are based at the Austin Hospital while Specialist Clinics and Endoscopy are based at both the Austin Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital sites. In addition, a consultative service is provided for other units within the health service.

Details of positions available and position requirements

The Colorectal Clinical and Research Fellow is a post FRACS position supporting the CSSANZ Fellow to assist with out of hours operating and weekend ward rounds.

The Fellow is expected to:

  • Conduct weekend ward rounds and on-call every second weekend, with operating as required
  • Attend Friday outpatient clinic and MDM
  • Backfill CSSANZ fellow leave and selected endoscopy, manometry and theatre lists as required, including at Mercy Hospital for Women (Heidelberg) and Warringal Private Hospital
  • Coordinate research activities for the Colorectal unit including supervision of medical student research projects (University of Melbourne)

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Registered Medical Practitioner with full AHPRA registration
  • Successfully passed FRACS part II exam in General Surgery
  • A commitment to Austin Health values
  • Substantial knowledge and expertise of the role and function of the Colorectal Unit
  • Advanced clinical assessment skills

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by?Austin Health?and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin 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.

Application Instructions:

Click on ‘Apply Now' at the end of this page. You will be directed to sign in/register through the Austin Health Careers Site. Complete the registration process as prompted.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Fellowship Certificate (where applicable)
  • Working with Children's Check Card (where applicable)

Interested in finding out more about this opportunity? Click here to view the position description for further details.

Application closing date: 3rd July 2024.

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