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Join a modern teaching hospital and well supported team in a department experiencing continuous growth

  • Busy ED with more than 35,000 presentations p.a
  • Recently redeveloped facilities
  • Easy access to Melbourne city and international airport

The Position

In response to growth, this health service is seeking to appoint an Emergency Medicine Specialist to join the team in its Emergency Department. Present senior staff include the Director of Emergency Medicine, ten Senior House Officers and three HMOs and seven Interns. In this role, the Specialist will provide clinical leadership over the delivery of the service in partnership with the NUM and specialist emergency medical care.

In addition, you will be involved in supervising Registrars and Junior Medical Officers and in teaching both junior doctors and medical students. The role will be required to provide some services out of hours, including some weekends. 

The Hospital

Servicing an immediate population of over 100,000, this modern, 280-bed hospital consists of four theatres, in-house MRI and CT services, and a state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory. The Health Service is the main referral centre for the region. Services include a 24-hour Emergency Department, Surgery, Medical Services, Women?s and Children?s Services, Rehabilitation and Palliative care, Mental Health, Outpatients, and community-based health programs. It has 190 acute beds, including an eight-bed critical care unit and a 30-bed rehabilitation unit. Its facilities include three operating theatres, a day procedure unit and an endoscopy suite. Last year it treated more than 35,000 emergency presentations. Due to the area's aging population, 40% of acute services are provided to those aged 65 and over.

This is an exciting time to join this Health Service as it moves towards being one of the largest just outside Melbourne.

The Location

Located a leisurely two-hour drive from Melbourne, you'll be living in a city with all the facilities you'd expect from a fast-growing area. The region offers excellent shopping, sporting, and recreational opportunities. There are high-quality public and private schools at both primary and secondary level and a university campus in town. An added benefit is the close proximity to the wineries, Murray River region & Victorian ski fields. There are sporting clubs, theatre companies, shows and events, social activities, and much more to discover to suit any lifestyle.

Renowned for beautiful countryside, native forests, fertile farmlands, friendly communities and a temperate climate here you will find a fantastic lifestyle for you and your family.

Essential Criteria

Applicants should have a primary medical qualification registered or registrable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and, Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (or postgraduate clinical training, qualifications and experience in Emergency Medicine which would meet the requirements of the College for practising under Area of Need arrangements) and experience appropriate for a demanding, hands-on role in a busy Emergency Department. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume/CV and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.

Working within a collegiate and structured organisation this presents a genuine opportunity for you to enjoy a rewarding career with long term prospects - Get in contact for a no-obligation discussion.