Position Details
Reference Number 51064
Position Title Neonatal POCUS Fellow
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About the Role

Applications are invited from dynamic and enthusiastic advanced trainees in Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine for positions in Newborn Services at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at Sunshine Hospital. Newborn Services at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunshine Hospital is accredited for training in neonatal point of care ultrasound (POCUS) by the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) and for advanced training in neonatal perinatal medicine by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. The Neonatal Point Of Care Ultrasound fellow is an exciting position for trainees nearing the completion of training to gain skills and qualifications in neonatal point-of-care ultrasound. The successful applicant(s) can expect:

  • Training required for the Basic and Advanced Neonatal Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU).
  • Well supervised clinical training in neonatology. Including long term follow up clinics
  • Exposure to an extensive teaching programme.
  • Opportunity to undertake audit, teaching, quality and research projects.

Positions available:

  • 12 months from August 2024. These positions are accredited for advanced training in neonatal and perinatal medicine by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Position requirements

  • The successful applicant will have at least 12 months of experience in a level 6 (or equivalent) neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Successful applicants will be required to register for the Neonatal CCPU through ASUM.
  • Previous ultrasound experience is desired but not essential.
  • Current registration (or eligible for) as a Medical Practitioner with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Australian citizenship or be eligible for full Australian working visa.

Enquiries to Dr Charles Barfield, Acting Head of Neonatology charles.barfield@wh.org.au

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 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.

Sunshine Hospital is the largest provider of Women’s and Children’s services in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, the birth rate is currently over 6000pa.The Neonatal Unit is one of the 5 Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Victoria. The neonatal unit comprises a total of 28 cots including 12 Intensive Care, High Dependency cots and Special Care.

We have an active perinatal service that deals with complex feto-maternal issues and we are actively involved in the counseling and planning/provision of postnatal care. We have a wide range of paediatric subspecialty input including cardiology, neurology, endocrinology and access to neuroimaging.

The department comprises 10 Staff Specialist Neonatologists, 16 Registrars/HMO and 1 senior registrar /clinical fellow. The HMOs/registrars are well supervised by Consultants, and are involved in provision of acute care to babies at delivery and in the NICU, as well as post-natal ward and OP management. There is an active, structured teaching program which includes a neonatal simulation program. Neonatologists are readily available for direct support and are on site 24/7.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

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.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Dr Charles Barfield
Contact Number 0390552408
Contact Email Charles.Barfield@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Jacinta Stewart
Alternate Contact Number 0468567952
Alternate Contact Email Jacinta.Stewart@wh.org.au
Closing Date 25/03/2024
Position Description and additional documents Neonatal POCUS Fellow - Position Description.docx
Victorian Public Hospital Reference Form
Application Guide click here to view
About Western Health About Western Health