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Reference Number 70775
Position Title 2025 Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery - Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award HMO Registrars -43hr [59]
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Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow 

12 Month - Full Time -Fixed Term position from 1 September 2025 to 30 August 2026 at 86 hours per fortnight

The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering a fellowship in advanced microsurgery reconstruction. The position is open to qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Victoria. 

The RMH Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit has 16 attending Plastic Surgeons, 3 local Accredited Registrars, 2 local Unaccredited Registrar and 5 Residents. The Unit specialises in microsurgical reconstruction for breast, head & neck cancer and lower limb trauma. The Unit also manages a large number of general plastic surgery cases, including elective and post-traumatic hand surgery, bony facial trauma, brachial plexus injuries, melanoma and provides a broad reconstructive service to all specialties.

There are more than 2,000 surgical procedures performed a year including 250+ free flaps. The Fellow is required to participate in 2-3 major head & neck lists and 1-2 breast reconstruction lists per week and contribute to a research project leading to publication or presentation. The case load will also include emergency surgery and elective general plastic surgery lists. The Fellow will attend outpatient clinics and contribute to the management of inpatients. 

Key Accountabilities

  • The Fellow is responsible for the day to day running of the Plastic Surgery Unit with local accredited registrars, in consultation with faculty members.
  • Ensuring all theatre lists/ clinics have appropriate cover, across all sites where Royal Melbourne Hospital provides plastic & reconstructive surgery services, including the Royal Women’s Hospital.
  • Ensuring equity in terms of daily workload and in particular clinical caseload between registrars, fellow and unaccredited registrar in order to maintain levels of training.
  • Attend and manage 2-3 outpatient clinics per week. This includes hand & wound clinics, consultant clinic, complex wound clinic, multidisciplinary head & neck clinic.
  • Participation in on-call roster on occasion to fill-in or cover for registrars on conference or annual leave.
  • Ensuring surgical audits are up to date and comprehensive.

Our Commitment to you


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




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All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and Covid- 19 vaccination prior to commencement.

Don’t delay, apply now!  - recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable candidates are received.

Selection Criteria Desirable: Registration with the Medical Board of Victoria (AHPRA)
Desirable: Completed specialist training in accredited Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery program including exit exams
Desirable: Appropriate health professional tertiary qualification/s
Desirable: Prior experience in reconstructive microsurgery
Desirable: Strong leadership and organisational skills
Desirable: Demonstrated clinical practice at a high standard
Desirable: Strategic thinking and planning abilities
Desirable: Well-developed communication, negotiation and presentation skills
Desirable: Experience in clinical research
Essential: MBSS or equivalent
Essential: Completed specialist plastic surgical training in home country
Contact Person Mr Anand Ramakrishnan
Contact Number 93427410
Alternate Contact Person Kimberly Fernandez
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 17/05/2024
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