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 59 000 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 ED and ICU . There is a highly successful Primary & Fellowship ACEM Training Program held every Friday morning at The Alfred. It is coordinated through both campuses, and all trainees are rostered to attend. Alfred Health also offers an extensive emergency medicine research program with 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 annual attendances with a large number of paediatric cases, acute adult medicine, surgery, obstetrics & gynaecology and orthopaedics. The introduction of an Urgent Care Centre towards the middle of 2014 will most likely see the attendances change in future.
The hospital has a strong educational focus for all levels of trainees with specific focus on 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.
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 2015, 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 "Apply Now" button 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.
Candidates are advised that applications are reviewed as they are received and the department and hospital may finalise an appointment prior to the closing if appropriate, therefore, please lodge your application as soon as possible.