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Northern Health General Ophthalmology Surgery Fellowship 2025

An opportunity exists for a General Ophthalmology Fellow to join the team at Northern Health for the 2025 medical year.

This is a full-time general ophthalmology fellowship with high volume modern phacoemulsification cataract surgery including complex cataract case training and a component of eyelid surgery.

The fellowship is aimed at those who are competent at cataract surgery but wish to be proficient and trained by some of the best in Australia. It is also suitable for applicants wishing to work in an area of need.

The fellowship is based at Broadmeadows Hospital, which is located in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne, and services a large immigrant population. The diversity of social cultures that the fellow will interact with is one of the unique features of the program. It is common to have up to 5 different interpreters present within one session of consulting.

The Department of Ophthalmology consists of:
• 8 Consultants
• 4 Orthoptists
• 1 Full-time General Fellow (this position) and possibility a second cataract fellow in 2025 (0.5 at Northern/0.5 RVEEH)
• 0.5 RANZCO accredited registrar

The Northern Health Ophthalmology Service is provided through the division of surgery. The NH Ophthalmology Unit provides its current medical and surgical services through Broadmeadows Hospital. NH Ophthalmology Unit has a partnership with RVEEH as it supports registrar training. NH Ophthalmology Unit is strongly supported by orthoptists as well as outpatient and theatre staff. The self-contained dedicated well equipped outpatient clinic is located meters away from the state of the art new day surgical unit (DSU) providing a very patient and clinician friendly work environment.

There is no on-call and inter-site work is rare being occasional calls to see patients at Northern Hospital in Epping. Candidates are expected to be actively involved with Divisional, sub-specialty and unit audit, medical student, junior resident and registrar education and research including participating in the NH Research Program submitting research proposal/s with the desired aim being conference presentation or paper publication as part of their ongoing CME and personal development requirements.

The Northern Health Ophthalmology Service is provided through the division of surgery. The NH Ophthalmology Unit provides its current medical and surgical services through Broadmeadows Hospital. NH Ophthalmology Unit has a partnership with RVEEH as it supports registrar training. NH Ophthalmology Unit is strongly supported by orthoptists as well as outpatient and theatre staff. The self-contained dedicated well equipped outpatient clinic is located meters away from the state of the art new day surgical unit (DSU) providing a very patient and clinician friendly work environment.

On completion of the fellow can expect to be able to perform:

  • Modern cataract phacoemulsification techniques (400-500 cases per year)

  • Secondary IOL implantation

  • Pterygium excision and conjunctival autograft

  • Eyelid lesion excision

  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty

  • YAG laser capsulotomy, peripheral iridotomy

  • Selective laser trabeculoplasty

  • There is some exposure to entropion repair, ectropion repair, and ptosis surgery.


The fellowship is a 1-2 years depending on the fellow’s requirements and performance.

Application link - see here 
Contact Information

(03) 9929 8666
jonathan.kam@eyeandear.org.au
Broadmeadows, VIC, Australia
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Closing date: 09/06/2024

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