Emergency Department Career Medical Officers

  • Cabrini Health
  • Cabrini Malvern, Wattletree Road, Malvern VIC, Australia
Part time Health Care

Job Description

Cabrini is a Catholic charitable organisation inspired by the spirit and vision of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This order was founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini who was canonised in 1946 and later proclaimed Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants. We are a community of care, reaching out with compassion, integrity, courage and respect to all we serve. With more than 4300 staff, 1000 accredited medical practitioners and several locations, we offer a range of employment opportunities to start, continue or advance your career.


The Emergency Department is located at our main clinical site in Malvern.  The Malvern site is a tertiary 508-bed teaching hospital with inpatient services across all medical and surgical subspecialties.  Our other inpatient services include a 138-bed acute hospital in Brighton, a 22-bed palliative care hospital in Prahran and a 30-bed private women’s-only mental health facility in Elsternwick. 


About the Emergency Department

Cabrini’s Emergency Department is a FACEM-run ED located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Malvern. Our ED focuses on excellence in patient care through our values of compassion, integrity, courage and respect.

We are a well-resourced department which has been operational for 20 years, with yearly attendances of over 25,000 and a 40 percent admission rate reflective of high patient complexity and acuity.  We expanded in 2019 to 28-beds with intra-departmental X-ray, CT, and ultrasound.  We enjoy a highly collegiate relationship with our VMO colleagues making inpatient and outpatient referrals a smooth experience.  Our onsite pathology service has rapid turnaround times on most investigations and access to all diagnostic imaging modalities is hassle-free. 

We are an ACEM accredited training site that supports up to eight advanced phase ED registrars and we are affiliated with Monash University for medical student education.

We have a strong focus on education, patient experience, quality improvement, and innovation.  We also offer in-house ACLS & neonatal resuscitation training and run regular multi-disciplinary in-situ simulation sessions.  We have a dedicated nursing-led patient follow-up phone call service that contacts all of our discharged patients.


About the role

Cabrini is looking for Emergency Department Career Medical Officers (ED CMOs) to join our clinical team on a casual basis, undertaking night shifts from Friday to Monday (inclusive). 

This role has been put in place to assist with expected increased winter presentations this year, to improve our patient experience, and support our clinical team of skilled ED nurses and senior registrars.  The shifts required to be filled will be available until 1 November 2022.  Successful applicants may have the opportunity for ongoing regular night shifts and access to wider variety of shifts past this date.

Working in our ED affords you the time that is needed to achieve the best outcomes for your patients without the requirement to meet mandated time-based targets.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing clinical care to ED patients (adult and paediatric) including assessment, diagnosis, management and procedures appropriate to an ED CMO
  • Working collaboratively with senior ED registrars and on-call FACEMs
  • Ensuring a high quality patient experience
  • Communicating with patients, families, and colleagues in a professional manner
  • Timely completion of medical documentation and billing
  • Arranging disposition of ED patients including referral to inpatient VMOs
  • Assisting the ED nurse-in-charge with optimizing patient flow


About you

Along with your professional expertise and experience in emergency medicine, you will also meet the following criteria:



  • Current registration as a Medical Practitioner with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Availability for night shifts
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all team members
  • High quality and professionalism of communication in all its forms


  • Private emergency medicine experience
  • Access to an unrestricted provider number
  • Ability to commit to two night shifts per week


Other Benefits 

  • A supportive FACEM team
  • CME program
  • A comprehensive respiratory protection program
  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Onsite dedicated parking for medical staff
  • Close to public transportation


Close date:     27th June 2022

Enquiries to: Director of Emergency Medicine Dr Ian Turner, or Emergency Department Secretary Elizabeth Yates on 03 9508 1550.

Cabrini is an equal opportunity employer
Cabrini is committed to providing a safe environment for children

Compassion - Integrity - Courage – Respect





Vaccination requirements

Cabrini is a healthcare provider that is captured by the COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination requirements released by the Victorian government. It is a condition of employment that all staff receive the required vaccines, unless they have a relevant medical exemption. Vaccination evidence or evidence of a medical contraindication must be provided prior to commencement.


Police Check

As per Cabrini policy, a mandatory copy of a current (under 12 months) police record check must be provided prior to the commencement date.

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