Emergency Physicians / FACEMS

  • GV Health
  • Graham Street, Shepparton VIC, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description


Permanent opportunities including full-time and fractional positions

  • $229 million redevelopment almost complete
  • Join our team to take the department to its next phase
  • Financial relocation support & flexible work practices offered

Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health) is in an active phase and growth of its new and dynamic emergency service and is seeking enthusiastic and capable Emergency Physicians to join our team. GV Health is committed to becoming a regional centre for excellence in emergency care and has taken the initial steps to achieve this: a new department, ACEM accreditation and an established and growing professional team. We are recruiting to increase the FACEM team to take the department to its next phase.

Working as an Emergency Physician at GV Health during this exciting growth period provides the chance to practice within a busy and varied ED environment, coupled with the unique opportunity to be part of a very special era.  To be an integral member of a newly formed team, we are seeking FACEMs or Senior Registrars who have completed their Part II exams, committed to supporting the establishment of a high performing regional emergency environment in which both Junior and Senior Doctors aspire to work. 

You may be early in your career, or you may be looking for an alternative or a change of scenery. You may be seeking a part time or full time position. We are recruiting to complete a full emergency team of staff specialists immediately to provide 4  specialist clinical shifts per day.

An Overview

GV Health is an important regional emergency service – with nearly 39,000 annual attendances and a varied and very interesting case mix, including regional trauma and paediatric services. Typical of regional settings, the hospital has little of the bureaucracy of large centres and has reasonable patient flow and access. Salary and conditions are above award and are generous, reflecting the developmental phase of our emergency services rebuild. The Emergency Physician/FACEM will have access to 20% clinical support time with full CME support. Shift structure is civilised, and part-time appointments are available to our specialists.

Relocation assistance is provided, and travel compensation and accommodation are available for part time staff travelling from metro or other regional areas.

The new trajectory for GV Health Emergency Medicine

New Emergency Department – due for completion mid 2022 includes the following exciting changes:

  • 36 bed ED – increasing from 18
  • Three state-of-the-art resuscitation bays
  • A Behavioural Assessment room, mental health consult spaces, forensic room
  • Two negative pressure isolation cubicles
  • Nine additional acute care cubicles
  • A dedicated Fast Track area with seven cubicles and a consultation room
  • A dedicated paediatric area with three cubicles and a consultation room
  • A nine bed Short Stay Unit, including one isolation room
  • A CT scan room, ultrasound room and two new X-Ray rooms

Leadership: GV Health has undergone many changes in recent years with new and progressive leaders at CEO, CMO, executive and divisional levels.

 A focus on building a high performing ED team – roles recently sourced include:

  • Clinical Director Emergency Medicine: This role provides leadership and overall management of the Emergency Department.
  • Associate Director Emergency Medicine: This role supports and shares leadership and management of the new emergency department and service
  • Staff Specialists Emergency: Our Emergency Physicians can share their interests in emergency medicine and have  portfolio Clinical Lead Roles in: Trauma and Critical Care, Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Major Incident & Disaster Management, Toxicology and Mental Health.
  • Director of Emergency Training: We have recruited a Director(s) of Training and have commenced an emergency medicine education and training program. Our Emergency Department is accredited with the College.

Critical Care: A newly built 10 bed ICU, accredited for training. Currently recruiting Intensivists. FACEM joint appointments or fractional ICU placement is an option.

Senior Medical Staff Development:  GV Health has recently recruited an additional DMS with a focus on organisational improvement strategies and patient flow improvement.

Melbourne University appointments: We are affiliated with Melbourne University (local campus) and clinical, academic & honorary positions are accessible depending on candidate qualifications and experience.

Our Offer to you

  • Financial relocation support to support you and your move to the Goulburn Valley Region.
  • Community Connector Support: You will receive support from our local Community Connector to facilitate your and/or your partner’s/family’s relocation to the Goulburn Valley region and assimilation into our community as well as support to create meaningful opportunities to connect with others in the region so that you not only feel welcome but will eventually call Greater Shepparton home.
  • Professional Development Leave and study leave: Flexible work practices and options to purchase additional leave to help create some important work/life balance.
  • Flexible rostering: to support FACEMs who may be commuting.
  • Opportunity to blend clinical with a non-clinical portfolio to support teaching, research, toxicology or area of interest etc.
  • Attractive remuneration packages are based on the AMA Enterprise Agreement Additional inclusion of travel time, if commuting from metropolitan areas (i.e. up to 2 hours additional pay each way) and a significant regional location consideration
  • All staff specialists’ access 20% clinical support time and full CME support
  • The Region: Of course, the region is not new… but thousands of new residents are discovering the beauty of central Victoria; the accessible snow fields, wine districts and the attractions of rural life – all within a short train or car ride from metro Melbourne. For further information visit: https://greatthings.com.au/

Learn more or to apply

To apply, visit https://gvhealth.mercury.com.au/ and search reference number: 11762.

A comprehensive recruitment information pack and further information is available by confidentially contacting:

Dr Peter Kas, Clinical Director Emergency Medicine on 0413847121 or via email [email protected] or Tess Simkin, Manager Talent Acquisition via email [email protected].                               

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