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The department is actively involved in teaching at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, and also for other specialist personnel.
Each year the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management offers up to twelve senior registrar (advanced training in paediatric anaesthesia) positions. These positions are either 6 or 12 month duration and commence in February or August. They are suitable for anaesthetists with previous paediatric anaesthesia training with a view to a career as a specialist paediatric anaesthetist or for a career in mixed adult/paediatric practice.
The advanced training program includes:
As part of the clinical program, Fellows are expected to participate in the out of hours roster. On average this involves approximately 1 night in 8, and 1 weekend in 5.
A formal anaesthesia teaching program is provided for all advanced trainees, which includes:
In addition, advanced trainees are rostered for 5 hours of clinical support time, every second week. Advanced trainees are encouraged to use this time to engage in research and/or educational activities.
To be eligible for consideration for an advanced training position it is expected that applicants have:
International applicants are only considered if there are no suitably qualified Australian applicants. In addition, prospective advanced trainees must be able to satisfy the registration requirements of the Medical Board of Australia. Applicants who have not completed secondary schooling with English as the primary language require current evidence of English language competency. More detailed information about medical registration requirements can be found at https://www.medicalboard.gov.au
Positions are generally advertised in March/April for commencement in February or August of the following year. Positions for 2019 have been filled.
More information can be obtained about these positions from Ms Cathi Taylor by email on email@example.com
The Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management accepts medical students for elective placements via the Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne.
Elective terms are for a maximum of four weeks and involve a clinical placement in the operating theatres at RCH. Objectives for the term are set by the student and their supervisor at the start of the term and each student is expected to complete a small project during their term.
Possible objectives include, but are not limited to:
Information about the application for elective terms can be found at https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/paediatrics/study/clinical-electives
Anaesthesia technologists also have the opportunity to assist with the professional development of other health care groups. Common sense, ability to work within multidisciplinary teams, good communication skills are just some of the attributes required.
Minimum qualification required to practice as an anaesthesia technologist is the Diploma of Anaesthetic Science - HLT50607, or overseas equivalent. These qualifications are recognised by the Australian and New Zealand College (ANZCA) of Anaesthetists. There are 35 Anaesthesia Technologists currently employed within the department of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Management. For information regarding employment as an Anaesthesia Technologist please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The department has for many years had an involvement with countries all round the world. Anaesthetists from over 30 countries have worked in the department while members of the staff have taught and lectured in over 60 countries.