Alfred Health runs the premier training program in Emergency Medicine at The Alfred and Sandringham Hospitals.
The Alfred Hospital is a major adult tertiary referral hospital and provides a state service for Adult Trauma, Burns, Critical Neurosurgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Heart and Lung Transplants, HIV Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine, Adult Haematological Malignancies and Haemophilia.
The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre (E&TC) sees in excess of 57 000 presentations per annum and has a substantial clinical throughput with a high resuscitation caseload. It is internationally recognised, especially for its leading role in trauma care and research. The case mix and expertise available will provide trainees with high level educational and clinical experience.
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) accredits training at the E&TC for two years. There are highly valued external rotations to ICU, Trauma Services, General Medicine and Anaesthetics with additional external rotations available including the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital, and Cabrini Hospital ICU . There is a highly successful Primary & Fellowship ACEM Training Program held every Tuesday morning at The Alfred. It is coordinated through both campuses, and all trainees are rostered to attend. There are also extensive research activities and support available for trainees. This is coordinated by Associate Prof Dev Mitra (Dept of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Monash University).
Sandringham ED is accredited by ACEM for 12 months of advanced training as an urban district hospital, including paediatric logbook training. There are approximately 33,000 attendances with a large number of paediatric cases, acute adult medicine, surgery, obstetrics and orthopaedics.
The hospital has a strong educational focus for all levels of trainees. The program has structured teaching sessions, bed-side tuition and formal assessment. Trainees are expected to develop an individualised learning program for the term. The structured program includes neonatal, paediatric and adult resuscitation. The ED provides the critical care support and MET team for the hospital, giving trainees ample opportunity to hone their resuscitation skills.
Sandringham Emergency Department offers a Principal Registrar position which would be attractive to trainees preparing for their Fellowship examination.
For further information regarding the Alfred Health positions, please contact Dr de Villiers Smit (Director of Emergency Services for Alfred Health) on (03) 9076 2782 or email D.Smit@alfred.org.au .
HOW TO APPLY FOR CRITICAL CARE POSITIONS:
For 2014, all applications for Alfred Health Training Positions need to be submitted online.
Applicants are required to submit the following documentation by 5:00 pm on the advertised closing date.
1. Complete the online application form by clicking on the image at the bottom of this page.
2. Upload current curriculum vitae and cover letter as part of online application process.
3. Download (Click Here) the HMO & Registrar Referee Form and distribute to three
(3) referees. These are to be returned directly to the Medical Workforce Unit,
fax 9076 6046, by the due date.