Paediatric Cardiology Fellow/Advanced Trainee position
The Queensland Children’s Hospital
The Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) (formerly The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital), which opened on 29 November 2014, is Australia’s largest and most advanced paediatric facility. Located in South Brisbane, the 359-bed hospital features more than 80,000 square meters of facilities spread across 12 levels.
As Queensland’s single specialist paediatric facility, Children’s Health Queensland’s (CHQ) at the QCH is the hub of a dedicated network of paediatric services available at other Brisbane and Queensland hospitals. Expanding on CHQ’s state-wide remit, the QCH also supports regional hospitals through telemedicine and outreach services. This means children and young people can access the services they need as close to home as possible.
The hospital precinct includes the Centre for Children’s Health Research, the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Ronald McDonald House South Brisbane (opened in 2016) and a new Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service building.
Your Role and Responsibilities
You will fulfil the accountabilities of this role in accordance with the CHQ HHS core values and as outlined below.
- May be required to attend regional ambulatory care clinics
- Undertake regular assessment and performance review, actively participate in unit and facility based educational programs and meet mandatory training requirements.
- Role model professionalism with respect to confidentiality, patient dignity, effective communication at primary patient care level and with staff, and the completion/maintenance of accurate and comprehensive medical records.
- Actively participate in teaching and supervision of Junior Medical Staff, Medical Students and other members of the multidisciplinary team. Undertake skills-based training to support this role.
- Contribute to a positive organisational culture, role model appropriate behaviour in accordance with the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service and provide Senior Registrar representation on hospital committees.
- Will be required to work shifts, including weekends and public holidays, and/or be on-call including contribution to the After Hours and Weekends Roster.
- Develop a positive culture within the Division which encourages and recognises high performance, builds leadership capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing.
- The Paediatric Cardiology Fellow will work with four colleagues in Paediatric Cardiology positions. These positions have a service delivery role, educational framework and research requirement.
- Paediatric Cardiology Fellows work under the supervision of a consultant in the Cardiology Service
- Cardiology Fellows will be exposed to cardiac catheterisation and electrophysiology and at the time of appointment would be expected to be able to manage these patients clinically in the pre and post interventional phases.
- All Fellows will be involved in providing a cardiac consultation service and will be expected to clinically assess and develop management plans for these patients. These plans will be reviewed by a Consultant Cardiologist.
- Within the department there is ongoing clinical teaching and regular teaching sessions. There is an expectation that Fellows will be involved in clinical research commensurate with guidelines for Paediatric Cardiology training for Fellowship recognition.
- Fellows will provide on-call services, for both the Mater Mother’s Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for neonatal care. The on-call rotation involves at least 1 in 4 on call. 1 in 4 rotations will involve an evening roster.
- Fellows may be required to provide support for regional cardiology clinics
- Ensure appropriate and timely summary documentation through all phases of patient care, by completing patient progress notes, correspondence and reports including discharge planning and discharge/ functional outcome reports.
Educational and Professional Development
- Participate as part of a multidisciplinary team by adopting attitudes consistent with a team approach to the management of cardiac disease, and exhibiting the social and ethical behaviour required for a senior staff member in paediatric cardiology.
- Senior registrars/advanced trainees and fellows will contribute to medical student and junior medical staff teaching. The teaching opportunities include specialty unit specific teaching and broader hospital wide teaching programs. All clinical teachers are entitled to apply for a University of Queensland Academic Title at the level of Associate Lecturer (registrars) or Lecturer (Fellows with the FRACP or equivalent.) Medical student teaching commitments will be negotiated at the commencement of each semester with allowance made for workload and planned leave. Fellows are expected to assist in the professional development of junior medical staff and act as role models.
- It is intended that the Fellow will maximise their own professional development with a view to completing their specialist training in paediatric cardiology.
- Develop the skills of critical evaluation of published research and the ability to design research projects by participating in all professional development activities required by the Royal Australian College of Paediatrics.
- Meet minimum requirements of the Fellowship by completing a Clinical Research Project and/or quality project.
The position of Paediatric Registrar (in the role of Paediatric Cardiology Advanced Trainee/ Fellow) will:
- Deliver high level paediatric cardiac care
- Deliver medical services through participation in clinical duties at Fellow level and in accordance with the policies, practices and Values of the Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service.
- Demonstrate commitment to evidence based practice, research and quality improvement activities, including undertaking clinical audits and clinical risk management activities.
- Assist in the professional development of junior medical staff and the training of medical and allied health students.
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Closing date 22 March 2019