Epworth HealthCare / Cleveland Clinic USA Colorectal Fellowship

This Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young General Surgeons to pursue Post Fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery.

This is a two-year colorectal fellowship program that includes clinical colorectal and research experience in Australia, and clinical colorectal experience in the United States.

The first year of the programme is in Melbourne at Epworth HealthCare with both clinical and research components. 

The successful applicant will be enrolled at the University of Melbourne in a higher degree, Master of Surgery or Doctor of Medicine, under the supervision of Professor Alexander Heriot. 

The second year of the programme is a Clinical Colorectal Fellowship Year in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. 

This Fellowship programme commences in February 2024. 

Applicants should submit an application letter, CV and the details of at least two referees. Applications are to be submitted through Epworth’s online application system – see https://epworthhealthcare.mercury.com.au .

If you wish to discuss details of the post, please contact JuniorMedicalWorkforce@epworth.org.au or contact 03 9426 6226 for further information.

Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering an international one-year clinical Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship. The position is open to qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Victoria. The unit specializes in microsurgical reconstruction for breast, head & neck cancer and limb trauma. The Unit also manages a large number of general plastic surgery cases, including elective and post-traumatic hand surgery, bony facial trauma, brachial plexus injuries, melanoma and provides a broad reconstructive service to all specialties. There are more than 2,000 surgical procedures performed a year including 200+ free flaps. The Fellow is required to participate in 2-3 major head & neck lists and 1-2 breast reconstruction lists per week and contribute to a research project leading to publication or presentation. The case load will also include emergency surgery and elective general plastic surgery lists. The Fellow will attend outpatient clinics and contribute to the management of inpatients.
Appointments are for 12 months from August 2025 through to August 2026.

Applications open:  1st of February 2024
Applications close: 17th May 2024
Interviews: Late May (via Webex)
Job offer: TBC
A full position description can be obtained by contacting the unit secretary on: PlasticsAdmin@mh.org.au

Clinical Director of Surgery

Clinical Director of Surgery
(Permanent – Part-Time)

Bass Coast Health (BCH) seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced Surgeon for the role of Clinical Director of Surgery to work with and guide its multi-disciplinary team of staff. 

The role is 0.4 EFT (two days per week).  The role is responsible for the professional and clinical leadership and development of the Surgical team at Bass Coast Health. The Clinical Director will also be involved in the ongoing consolidation of perioperative services.    

Applicants will have demonstrated clinical leadership experience within a public health service, with experience in a rural and/or regional health service advantageous. Applicants should have a strong interest in supporting and growing the surgical department and be able to grow the surgical team as BCH expands.

This position will work closely with the BCH Executive and provide:
•    high-quality, person-centred care
•    leadership and clinical governance oversight
•    clinical surgical services including contribution to the on-call roster
•    oversight and support to Surgeons

 The successful applicant will have:
•    Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), as a Specialist Medical Practitioner
•    Membership Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
•    Demonstrated high level consultative and collaborative leadership skills
•    Sound understanding of clinical risk management, maintenance of clinical standards and application of clinical governance processes

The Bass Coast is a vibrant and growing community situated 120kms south east of Melbourne and is close to beautiful beaches, tourist attractions and offers various leisure and lifestyle opportunities.

For the position description please go to the BCH website: www.basscoasthealth.org.au

For more information, please contact:
Renee Kelsall
Chief Medical Officer
Tel: 0409 529 961
Applications, including a cover letter and current Curriculum Vitae including two professional referees are invited.

Colorectal Fellow

Colorectal Fellow
Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery  

Part Time, 12-month appointment, commencing 29 Jan 2024

Cabrini is a not-for-profit healthcare organisation with over 800 beds in seven clinical campuses across the continuum of care. 

The Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery focuses on performing high quality clinical and basic science research with an emphasis on answering clinically important questions that can be translated into better quality patient care and outcomes.  

The Cabrini Colorectal Specialty Group is involved with high volume and high-quality colorectal surgery including significant numbers of robotic and laparoscopic colorectal resections, transanal surgery, anorectal physiology and the full spectrum of benign diseases.

An opportunity is now available for a motivated and enthusiastic professional with relevant experience to join our team and assist, under supervision, in the management of colorectal inpatients and participate in the clinical and translational research program. The position is part-time in the contract, but the salary and time will be supplemented with private assisting, therefore we expect the total to be equivalent to full-time.

Applicants ideally should hold a Fellowship in General Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent and be committed to a year of dedicated colorectal training and research. Attainment of Australian medical registration is essential.

Requirements of the role:

Registered Medical Practitioner with relevant experience, FRACS or equivalent highly recommended
Responsible for the clinical management of colorectal inpatients and emergencies as directed and supervised by the colorectal surgeons 
Participation in colorectal audit activities 
Participation in the Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery research program
Participation in the Cabrini undergraduate teaching program
Candidate needs to be eligible for AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
At least two Referees’ letter required in the application

Application through  

Enquiries to:
Mr Raymond Yap