Cardiology Imaging Fellow – Western Health, VIC

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 7,200 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

About the Role

Applications are sought for a training Fellowship in combined echo / cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI at Western Health.

Western Health is a high volume tertiary service in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne at Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals.

We perform about 4000 echo, 200 TOE, 300 stress echo and 400 cardiac CTs a year. Successful applicants completing the Fellowship will be recognised as a subspecialist in echocardiography and eligible to apply for a Level A accreditation with the Conjoint Cardiac CT Committee.

The position offered is a full time Fellowship of 12 months duration dedicated to echocardiography and cardiac CT training and research. There will be opportunity for limited cardiac MRI experience. Successful applicants will gain extensive hands-on experience in echocardiography, TOE, 3D echo, stress echo and cardiac CT. The Fellow will be required to make a significant contribution to the pre-study assessment and post-study care of stress echo and TOE.

The Fellow will also be responsible for all inpatient and outpatient cardiac CT processing. Participation in On Call roster and ambulatory clinic would be required The Fellow will be responsible for maintaining the database of echocardiography and cardiac CT, and assisting with regular audits of cardiac imaging. The Fellow will conduct independent research projects and be involved in ongoing research, quality control, education and training activities within the Unit. Candidates interested in obtaining a postgraduate degree through the University of Melbourne will be facilitated through our connection with the North West Academic Centre and Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute.

Applicants will have completed core advanced FRACP training in Cardiology or its equivalent. Applicants must be eligible for appropriate registration with AHPRA – the position will commence on 5 February 2018 and is for 12 months.

All applicants must ensure their cover letter and CV are attached at the time of submitting the online application.

Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form (attached) is downloaded and forward to three (3) Referees for completion. The completed form is to be returned via email to wh-mwu.enquiries@wh.org.au as close as possible to the nominated closing date as this is a very important step in the shortlisting process.

Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Culture

At Western Health, we value our employees 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 is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To apply please follow the link to our website: https://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/Dashboard/Requisitions/ManageRequest.aspx?Id=29743