Join a state-of-the-art hospital in providing high quality services using the latest technologies, based less than 2-hours from Melbourne CBD
- Supported by Geriatric and Rehabilitation Physicians
- February 2019 start date available
- Expand your skills and experience within a large regional hospital
As a Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, you will work in the Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Unit, looking after inpatients who require ongoing assessment, evaluation and rehabilitation. Generally, this follows an acute illness or traumatic event, or sometimes after failing to manage in the community. You will also assist in one or more of the outpatients? clinics as required (Memory Clinic, Falls & Balance, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, Continence, Telehealth reviews). You will have the opportunity to work closely with an excellent team of Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians, and in turn provide your support and guidance to junior medical staff and students.You will be available to cover a mixed roster including evenings, nights and some weekend work, receiving additional allowances and penalties.
You will be joining a brand-new hospital opened in 2017, incorporating the latest design and technology solutions, in a tranquil and caring environment. The new facilities include over 370 inpatient beds, more than 70 same-day beds, 11 new operating theatres, a regional cancer centre, an 80-bed integrated mental health facility, a mother-and-baby unit, a helipad and parking for 1350 vehicles. The Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Unit itself has 16-beds. There are 8 Orthogeriatric beds for patients having elective joint replacement or traumatic hip fractures requiring medical management and discharge planning. There are 8 GOA beds for patients with geriatric syndromes for further evaluation or stabilisation with the view of optimising discharge planning.
Based less than 2-hours drive (2.5 hours by public transport) from Melbourne, you will enjoy a similarly vibrant city with a fantastic arts scene, dining options, a rich cultural history and plenty of experiences and attractions year-round in the local and surrounding regions. Indulge in the restaurants, cafes and farmers markets that produce seasonal dishes with locally grown food as well as locally brewed beer and wine or explore a variety of galleries, museums and street art. Outside of the city you will discover a splendour of botanical beauty, picturesque lakes and interconnected walking and cycling tracks that weave through the beautiful bushlands and waterways.
You will be PGY3+ in your level of experience and hold registration with the Australian Medical Board (AHPRA) or be eligible for registration with experience from a comparable health care system (NZ, UK, Ireland, Canada or USA).