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Provisional Fellow Anaesthetics - Clinical Education or Ultrasound or General

Townsville University Hospital

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

We cover the continuum of healthcare services from advanced, highly specialised, tertiary-level healthcare at the main hospital to secondary and primary-level hospital and community healthcare across 20 facilities. The main facility is located adjacent to one of Queensland’s leading tertiary institutions, James Cook University.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L7-L9
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV418105
Closing date 13-Jun-2022
Job duration TFT up to 12 months (Three positions available)
Contact person Grant Turner
Contact details 07 4433 1138
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What's on offer?
Fixed Term Temporary Full-time commencing February 2023 up to 12 months (3 positions available).

Generous remuneration package value up to $176,418 p.a., comprising base salary range of $128,117 to $134,861 p.a. (L7-L9), recreational leave with 17.5% loading when taken, employer contribution to superannuation of 12.75%, and vocational training subsidy. 

Other employment benefits may include: professional development assistance and leave, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, access to corporate discounts and employee wellness programs.

About the roles

Clinical Education
This position involves a 50% clinical and a 50% education component.

Clinical Anaesthesia (50%) - Provisional Fellow clinical role provides the opportunity to broaden experience, delivering high quality anaesthetic care in a tertiary surgical referral centre for both adult and paediatric patients, from both urban and rural populations. The fellow will transition to supervisory roles and gain first on-call experience in a supportive environment. Both the Townsville University Hospital and Mater Hospital Townsville (private) offer differing perspectives and sub-specialty exposure of interest can be negotiated across the two sites.

Medical Education (50%) - Provisional Fellow will provide teaching to medical students from the James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry. Supervision and teaching of junior staff, including anaesthetic and other speciality trainees, resident staff and medical students is part of the daily responsibilities of the Clinical Education Fellow.  In addition, there is opportunity to undertake further qualification with James Cook University offering a subsidised place on their Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education.

This position involves a general clinical component (50%) and a component designed to further develop skill in ultrasound as it relates to anaesthetic practice (50%).  The objective is to provide teaching and experience in ultrasound use in anaesthesia, including transthoracic echo, regional anaesthesia, vascular access and other perioperative uses of ultrasound. The specific composition of the ultrasound component can be negotiated to suit the individual's requirements. The successful applicant would be expected to enrol in the Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound (University of Melbourne) or equivalent course for formal TTE teaching and to achieve a qualification in ultrasound.

This clinical role provides the opportunity to broaden your experience delivering high quality anaesthetic care in a tertiary surgical referral centre for both adult and paediatric patients, from both urban and rural populations.  Townsville University Hospital delivers sub-speciality surgical services including general Surgery (colorectal, upper GI, breast endocrine and hepatobillary), orthopaedic (adult and paediatric, trauma), neurosurgery, paediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, tertiary obstetric and gynaecology surgery (including materno-foeto medicine), ENT, opthamology and maxillofacial surgery.  Non-surgical supported services include cardiology (EPS, structural interventions and TAVI), endoscopy, bronchoscopy and EBUS, ECT, medical imaging and perioperative medicine.

Role requirements

  • Medical degree
  • Medical Registration with AHPRA
  • Accepted into the recognised vocational college training program relevant to anaesthetics and successful completion of the Part 2 FANZCA exam.
  • The Provisional Fellow - Ultrasound position also requires enrolment in a suitable ultrasound course.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities and/or other requirements for these positions please refer to the role descriptions.

About the Anaesthetic Department
Townsville University Hospital (TUH) is the major referral hospital for North Queensland. Most surgical specialties are provided including adult cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, paediatric surgery, neurosurgery, plastics and complex ENT procedures.  The hospital has approximately 600 inpatient beds and takes referrals for its tertiary services from Rockhampton to Torres Strait and to the Northern Territory border.  TUH is also a major teaching hospital for the James Cook University Medical School, which is located adjacent to the hospital. The department is approved for rotation of ANZCA anaesthetic trainees for three years of their training.

About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year Townsville offers the perfect laid-back coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of big city living. It is a great place for families, couples and individuals to call home.

Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Dr Grant Turner on (07) 4433 1138. Applications close on Monday, 13 June 2022

Please note that unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Please download the Role Description for future reference.

This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role:
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis and Tuberculosis.

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