Intensive Care Registrar - 13.5 eft (including 1EFT rotations to Anaes, 1 EFT to general medicine, 1 EFT to adult ED, 0.5 FTE to Paeds ward registrar (T1&2), 0.5 FTE to Paeds ED (T3 & 4)
About the Role
Western Health has Adult Intensive Care Units at Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals, staffed by 11 Intensivists who are all Fellows of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). Both sites are accredited by the CICM for General Training (post-2014 training system) and C12 (pre-2014 training system) as well as by ACEM, RACP and ANZCA. For successful candidates, in addition to opportunities for part time ICU training, a variety of external rotations are available including Anaesthesia, Adult Internal Medicine, Paediatric Ward Medicine, Paediatric and Adult Emergency Medicine and Rural Exposure. These rotations are designed to meet the CICM training requirements. In 2021 we can offer one Transition Year appointment to an eligible (post-2014) CICM trainee. This TY Fellow position has been prospectively approved by the CICM, and details can be found on the CICM website. We can also offer Senior Registrar time for suitable pre-2014 CICM trainees.
ICU Registrars at Western Health gain a wide range of experience in adult intensive care medicine in a supportive and collaborative environment. Our patients are relatively young with high severity of illness scores compared with other metropolitan ICUs. We admit a combination of medical patients, elective and emergency surgical patients, and a significant number of obstetric patients at Sunshine Hospital ICU (there are approximately 5500 deliveries/year at Sunshine Hospital). The complexity of this group of patients has increased consequent to the opening of the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2019. Sunshine ICU has 13 bedspaces and currently admits approximately 1100 critically ill adults per year. Footscray ICU has 14 bedspaces and currently admits approximately 850 critically ill adults per year. We provide care to one of the most culturally diverse and rapidly growing metropolitan regions of Australia.
A customised registrar teaching program is run by our team of Intensivists. This includes a dedicated consultant led weekly primary examination teaching program. Our protected weekly teaching program is multidisciplinary and interactive, frequently including simulation at the state of the art simulation centre at Sunshine Hospital. Registrars are encouraged to attend other weekly educational activities including Mortality & Morbidity Audits, “interesting case” sessions, Journal Club, echocardiography teaching, and consultant led infectious disease/ ICU meetings. Several of our Intensivists have extensive experience, and postgraduate qualifications, in echocardiography and ultrasound. The opportunity exists for trainees to learn these skills via formal teaching sessions as well as at the bedside, and be supervised for postgraduate ultrasound training. Western Health also runs the BASIC course at least twice yearly, and participates in the Victorian Intensive Care Education Network. We have CICM examiners on staff for both the CICM primary and fellowship exams.
The Department of Intensive Care is actively involved in research. We are a member of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, with dedicated research coordinators and a research program including large ANZICS trials as well as local studies. Registrars are encouraged to participate in research, and the opportunity exists to complete your formal project under the supervision of experienced and enthusiastic Intensivists.
While designed for CICM trainees our positions also provide training recognised by the RACP, ANZCA, and ACEM. Trainees from these programs, or doctors who seek further experience prior to joining them, are encouraged to apply.
Mandatory Criteria :
Australian and New Zealand trained Medical Graduates: General Registration with AHPRA and who have completed a minimum of 3 years full time medical employment post registration and with least two (2) years in the Australian or New Zealand Hospital System.
International Medical Graduates: Limited/General Registration with AHPRA. Successful completion of AMC MCQ Part 1 and Part 2.
Dr James Douglas
Telephone (03) 8345 6651
Supervisors of Training
Dr KJ Farley
Dr Sathyajith Velandy Koottayi
Telephone (03) 8345 6651
Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form (attached) is downloaded and forwarded to your three (3) Referees for completion. The completed form is to be returned via email whmwu @wh.org.au as close as possible to the nominated closing date.
Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.
Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.
Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:
Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.
All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.
Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies .