ABOUT THE ROLE:
Werribee Mercy Hospital Emergency Department is seeking an emergency physician to join our team as the Director - Short Stay Unit. A full time Nurse Unit Manager has been employed and recruitment is underway for additional emergency physicians and junior medical staff, to operate a brand new Short Stay Unit with capacity for 24 beds.
As a major public hospital servicing the community of the West, we have an exciting growth strategy which will lay the foundation for future growth. The new Short Stay Unit, is a temporary facility that will provide a home to the Short Stay Unit until the new two level Emergency Department construction is completed in 2027.
The Werribee Mercy Hospital, Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit provides care to over 50,000 patients annually. Our community is culturally diverse as one in two families, include an individual who was born overseas.
As the Director, you will be responsible for the operational and strategic management of the Short Stay Unit in all facets including clinical service, innovation and continuous improvement, optimisation of patient flow, teaching and research. Ideally, you will have 50% clinical support time and 50% clinical time with the opportunity to work clinically in both the emergency department and short stay unit.
Interested applicants can arrange to have a confidential conversation with the Clinical Services Director, Dr Thomas Chan by emailing request to [email protected]
Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, paediatrics, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has undergone significant service expansion including Hospital in the Home/Hospital Care at Home programs, a new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.
Werribee Mercy Hospital is a perfectly positioned hospital with easy access on and off the M1 Princes Freeway 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD and 45 minutes from Geelong and the gateway to the surf coast. We are walking distance to Hoppers Crossing train station, café and shops, and is co-located adjacent to a privately operated childcare facility that delivers childcare to pre-school age children.
Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.
Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Shortlisting of suitable candidates will commence as soon as applications are received and the advert will close once suitable candidates are recruited.
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