05/05/2022

Emergency Registrars and Career Medical Officers

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

Job Description

Emergency Registrars and Career Medical Officers

  • $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 Registrars and Career Medical Officers to join our Emergency Department 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 & growing professional team.

As a Emergency Registrar and Career Medical Officer at GV Health, you will be responsible for the assessment and management of patients under the care and direction of Emergency Physicians. You will be exposed to an interesting and high acuity case mix, that will build your skills in Emergency Medicine.  You will be part of a teaching environment, where you will provide direction to more junior staff and you will have dedicated teaching, to improve your skills, and to directly assist you in passing your Primary and Fellowship examinations.

We are offering positions to both Junior and Advanced Trainees in Emergency Medicine.

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. As a Registrar you will will have weekly dedicated teaching time. Shift structure is civilised, and part-time appointments are available to our Registrars. Financial 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 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 to help create some important work/life balance
  • Protected teaching time, directly targeting the needs of both junior and advanced trainees.
  • Flexible rostering
  • Opportunity to blend clinical with a non-clinical portfolio to support teaching, research, or area of other areas 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
  • 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: 11406.

For a confidential discussion regarding the opportunity please contact 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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