Department of Health Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital


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The Department of Anaesthesia provides anaesthetic services for all surgical, medical and diagnostic procedures as required in the Hospital.  The department also runs an outpatient anaesthetic pre-assessment clinic, an anaesthetic allergy clinic, an acute pain service and a vascular access service.

Anaesthesia fellowships

The Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Department of Anaesthesia take applications for 6-12 month fellowships for senior anaesthesia trainees. This includes ANZCA trainees in their provisional fellowship year, and senior trainees from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.

Depending on the applicant’s year of training, the base annual salary starts at $194,000 AUD with overtime pay in excess of this. Fellows are required to work one half day a week and some evening and weekend shifts in clinical anaesthesia. The week also includes an office session to allow time to complete audits and research projects. Our six month fellowships are usually attached to a six month general fellowship to extend the employment to a 12 month period.

Anaesthesia Simulation and Medical Education Fellowship (six months)

This position involves an active role in delivering simulation sessions for medical students, anaesthesia trainees and consultants, as well as scope for inter-disciplinary training sessions with emergency, intensive care and surgery. The fellowship includes an Advanced Simulation Instructors Course and access to a dedicated simulation suite within the operating theatres. This role is part-time clinical anaesthesia and part-time medical education.

Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship (six months)

This position includes two days of dedicated orthopaedic operating lists per week, with supervisors mentoring anaesthesia blocks. In addition to learning a wide range of regional anaesthesia techniques, fellows will learn about patient selection, techniques to optimise blocks and managing follow-up and complications. Fellows will also learn how to set up a regional anaesthesia service and deliver teaching to registrars and also to anaesthesia consultants at local and national conferences.

General Clinical Anaesthesia Fellowship (6 - 12 months)

This position is a part-time or full-time clinical anaesthesia post which includes after hours work. The clinical work involves tertiary level anaesthesia with complex patients. Fellows with special interests can request exposure to certain specialties such as cardiac, vascular, upper gastrointestinal and ear, nose and throat. There is also the opportunity for fellows to attend the weekly Echo teaching sessions run within the department.

Perioperative Fellowship (six months)

This position involves inpatient and outpatient review of high risk patients in the perioperative period. Fellows will receive, triage and review patients referred to anaesthesia, including seeing patients in clinic for two sessions per week. They will be working alongside a growing body of enthusiastic consultants with an interest in perioperative medicine. Many prior fellows have taken the opportunity to be involved in either Echo School or CPET assessment of patients.

Neurosurgical Fellowship (six months)

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital treats all surgical neurological diseases including intracranial pathology, movement and spinal diseases. It is also a large centre for neuro-interventional procedures, providing the only emergency neuro-interventional service in Western Australia. This is an advanced clinical fellowship in all surgical neurological diseases including intracranial pathology, movement and spinal disease. This fellowship includes at least two full days of elective neurosurgery work each week.

For further information about fellowships and to enquire about applications, please contact Dr Tania Rogerson