• Bass Coast Health
  • Wonthaggi VIC, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

(Full-Time, Part Time, Job Share) 

Bass Coast Health (BCH) is seeking to attract Clinical Director Emergency Medicine to provide contemporary emergency care to the South Gippsland & Bass Coast community and who aligns with our values WECARE.







BCH is a rapidly growing service that has recently completed a significantly expanded purposed built Emergency Department. With 28 treatment spaces, complemented by contemporary equipment and workspaces that are purpose built. Patient and staff space have an abundance of natural light and comfortable furnishings, including designated staff change area/s.


The emergency department has annual presentations of around 17,000, with 20% being paediatric and an overall admission rate of approximately 25%. Wonthaggi Emergency Department, provide telephone/telehealth support to our single doctor at Urgent Care Centre (UCC) in Cowes on Phillip Island as required. The UCC sees approximately 10,000 patients annually, predominantly with lower acuity conditions. The inpatient units comprise of an acute medical ward, elective surgery day admissions, geriatrics and rehabilitation, day infusion centre with oncology/haematology services, obstetrics, haemodialysis and Hospital in the Home.

BCH works collaboratively with Alfred Health and Monash Health and supports the Junior Medical Staff (JMS) rotation in Emergency Department. BCH also work with Austin Health and their ACEM trainees.

The Clinical Director will work with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to provide professional leadership and clinical guidance in relation to strategic and operational issues as required, and have a demonstrated interest in medical administration or clinical governance with a particular focus on:

  1. Managing the medical staff with the support of the Workforce Bureau
  2. Role modelling proactive approach to drive quality improvement and consumer feedback.
  3. Managing policy review and development
  4. Proactively managing finance and activity targets

Applicants must have a primary medical qualification.

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Medical Practitioner
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience post ACEM fellowship
  • Membership with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine  
  • A satisfactory National Criminal History Record Check, Victorian 'Employee' Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza
  • Proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia.

What’s in it for you

BCH is in a significant growth phase, creating an exciting environment for staff to develop their careers while simultaneously having a direct impact on regional communities.


BCH staff also enjoy the following perks:

  • A culture which supports your wellbeing and personal growth
  • Salary packaging, including novated leasing
  • Accommodation (where eligible)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health and Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible work options and work life balance
  • Study support
  • A coastal lifestyle in the beautiful Bass Coast region

BCH celebrates and supports our employees and community and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. BCH welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and people with disability.

For further information please contact Dr Renee Kelsall, Chief Medical Officer Tel: 0409 529 961 or Jan Child, Chief Executive Officer Tel: 0472 846 355.

Bass Coast Health is a smoke free organisation

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