Cardiothoracic Unaccredited Registrar / Fellow
This position is in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at The Alfred. The position is designed for applicants who would like additional experience or training in adult cardiac surgery, adult cardiac transplantation, adult and paediatric lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.
The position is suited for applicants who have either completed their training in cardiothoracic surgery (although they may not necessarily have sat their examination for specialist registration) or are in the final stages of their training.
Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified and trained doctors.
The position will expose the successful candidate to a broad range of general Cardiothoracic Surgical procedures, which includes >700 cardiac cases and >400 thoracic cases per year. The unit also has a very busy transplant program, performing 20 - 30 heart transplants and over 100 lung transplants per year and is the National Paediatric Lung Transplant Program.
Our mechanical circulatory support program uses a variety of different devices, performing approximately 20 - 30 VAD implants per year as well as supporting a busy ECMO service. The Alfred is the state and regional service for pulmonary endarterectomy. The successful applicant will be involved in all of these unit activities as well as the unit teaching program and will be expected to take part in unit research activities.