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2022 Geriatric Medicine Fellow

Western Health

Western Health endeavours to tailor its training program in Geriatric Medicine to the needs of its community as well as the needs and interests of individual registrars, including those working part time. Western Health is a major partner in the Western Training Alliance of the Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (VGMTP), together with Melbourne Health, Barwon Health and Ballarat Health. The Geriatric Medicine Department is a highly respected department within WH.

We are involved in all points of care in a patient’s journey – with a Geriatrician in ED model of care, 5 AAC units, 3 OGS units, 6 subacute wards, and multiple community services, specialist clinics and rapid access clinics. We have strong working relationships with all other departments, and are involved in establishing several innovative models of care. We are a large department of 22 Consultant Geriatricians who are passionate about providing best care to our patients, and providing an excellent training experience for our Registrars.

Western Health offers trainees exposure to a comprehensive range of clinical services, including: The largest Acute Aged Care program in Victoria; Orthogeriatrics service; Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) units across Footscray, Sunshine, Williamstown and Werribee hospitals; Cardiogeriatrics service; Dementia Management Unit; Rehabilitation; Transitional Care; Acute inpatient consultation service; Specialty clinics, including Movement Disorders, Falls and Mobility, Falls and Fractures, Wound, Urodynamics and CDAMS Community-based care including HARP, Rapid Access Clinics, Residential Aged Care Liaison and Rural assessments. In addition there is a rotation to Aged Person’s Mental Health associated with North West Mental Health for Old Age Psychiatry inpatient care. There is also an extensive education program.

Trainees attend the fortnightly state-wide VGMTP sessions, a local program tailored to the needs of Western Alliance trainees and various other local training activities including those expected in a teaching hospital. Supportive senior medical staff supervise all aspects of training, and the Western Alliance Fellow in Geriatric Medicine is based at Western Health. Western Health has a clinical school affiliation with the University of Melbourne.

In 2022 there will be roles available for the Western Training Alliance Fellow in Geriatric Medicine and 13 full-time equivalent Advanced Training positions (provisional, first year and continuing). The Fellow position consists of: 0.5 Fellow in Geriatric Medicine for the Western Alliance of the Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (VGMTP) 0.

5 Clinical duties and/or research to be negotiated with the successful candidate. Please be aware that applicants will need to apply directly to Western Health via the e-mercury website, and also to the VGMTP central match, which is being run by PMCV. There are different closing dates for these 2 application processes.

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Date23 July 2021

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type Full Time

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