NSW Health Careers

Post Graduate Fellow in Echocardiography - Intensive Care Unit - TFT/PT (up to 1 FTE) - St George Hospital

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
REQ322630 Requisition #


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Post Graduate Fellow
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ322630

Postgraduate Fellow in Echocardiography version 2

The Intensive Care Unit at St George Hospital seeks a Postgraduate Fellow in Echocardiography who demonstrates signficant skill and interest in echocardiography.  Applicants must be able to operate at a consultant level in intensive care service delivery(with senior support available at all times).  This role is comprised of 50% clinical duties and 50% echocardiography-related duties.  Applicants are expected to gain proficiency in the performance and reporting of formal echocardiography studies, both transthoracic and transoesophageal, during the one-year fellowship program.  There will be opportunities to participate in echocardiography-related research, quality assurance, and pursue higher qualifications under the guidance of the Echocardiography Program Supervisors.
The St George Hospital Intensive Care Unit is a 52-bed, level 3 general Intensive Care Unit in a 700-bed tertiary referral and the major trauma centre for SESLHD.  It is a major teaching hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW.  It is accredited for training with the College of Intensive Care Medicine (C24)  The unit is comprised of a broad range of high acuity surgical subspecialties (including cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, complex abdominal surgery and ECMO) as well as medical subspecialties.
The department places an emphasis on welfare, diversity and a culture of inclusivity.  Applicants must be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to demonstrate their ability to work as a team member within the facility.
Salary and conditions are in accordance with Staff Specialists (State) Award/Post Graduate Fellow.
For enquiries about this position please contact Dr Behnoosh Samadi at behnoosh.samadi@health.nsw.gov.au or Professor Frank van Haren at frank.vanharen@health.nsw.gov.au

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available

Selection Criteria

  1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). Candidate to provide AHPRA Registration Number on application.
  2. Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973 and the relevant Award/Determination.
  3. Evidence of a commitment to training and education in critical care echocardiography, with competency in basic echo and a desire to pursue higher qualifications in the field.
  4. Self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  5. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality tertiary critical care services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary ICU health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team.
  8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy PD2022_030. 

Successful applicants to the role must provide vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.  

Please return a completed Medical Practice History Declaration with your application.



Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Heidi Boss on Heidi.Boss@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 13th October 2022

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