2022 Principle Registrar - Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit

$73.59 hourly
  • Mercy Health
  • 300-310 Princes Hwy, Werribee VIC 3030
Contractor Health Care

Job Description


Summary of the role:

Join our dynamic Emergency Department at Werribee Mercy Hospital.

As a principal registrar, you will develop the expertise and clinical autonomy of a junior emergency consultant with the appropriate support and supervision. You will be a late phase advance trainee who will be sitting your fellowship examination in the next 12 months.  You will have the opportunity to work on the consultant roster and develop clinical support skills in a desired portfolio.


Be part of Werribee Mercy Hospital’s exciting future!  Our ED sees a varied case mix of approximately 50,000 patients per year with a 5% growth rate, including 20% paediatrics. In July 2022 we will be opening a new 24 bed adult SSU. Planning is also underway for the development of a new 2 level emergency department with construction expected to start in 2023.


Our ED is ACEM accredited for 24 months advanced training in emergency medicine and we are known for our great team culture. As a registrar, you will be well supported by Emergency Physicians, with an active fellowship teaching and exam preparation programme and there is plenty of scope for teaching junior doctors and medical students. 


  • Registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • High standards of practice with a strong commitment to consumer and carer focused service
  • Ability to work flexibly within the Public Emergency Health Services system
  • Prior experience working in the Public Emergency Health Services system will be of benefit


Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our 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.

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.


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:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services. 



  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).


If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


Contact Details

  • Dr Andrew Blunt, Director of Emergency Department (Acting)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 8754 3301



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