Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.
Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.
An opportunity exists for Emergency Medicine Registrars to join our Emergency Department from May and August 2023.
Details of Department
Austin Emergency Department is one of Melbourne’s busiest, seeing around 90,000 patients annually. We have access to a wide range of rotations for our Doctors. For Registrars, we offer the standard rotations as well as exclusive Special Skills Terms (see below) that are available only at the Austin and boast regular hours with no night shifts. Whilst employed in the Emergency Department, registrars will usually work a rotating roster including day, evening and night duty. The roster will involve weekend and Public Holiday duty. There is no on-call component, although this may occur whilst on rotation to other departments.
We have experience arranging terms at other hospitals such as The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Alfred, The Royal Melbourne, Northern Health and Cabrini. We also have relationships with other health services to arrange a variety of other terms e.g. Alice Springs (ED and retrieval).
We have built one of Melbourne’s biggest and most effective Short Stay Units where opportunities arise to practice and learn clinical medicine in a more controlled environment. Our Fast Track area is staffed by Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, Nurse Practitioners as well as Doctors and provides ample opportunities to develop procedural skills. The Emergency Department is separated geographically into Adults and Paediatrics; there are ample opportunities to work shifts in the dedicated paediatric area to work towards completion of the paediatric logbook.
The paediatric ED has also been given provisional accreditation with ACEM as a Paediatric Emergency (PEM) training site with it’s own dedicated education stream and opportunity to work towards the requirements of the joint PEM program. This includes a PEM fellow role tailored at developing the skills of both ACEM and RACP trainees. The Austin Emergency Department has a strong focus on Toxicology, Research and Quality and there are always projects running concurrently. It is one of very few EDs in Australia with a dedicated Professor/Director of EM research.
Doctors in Training are strongly encouraged to participate in current research or to start a project of their own including those to satisfy the research component of 4.10 projects. Registrars have opportunities to access non-clinical time to participate in committees or working with EP’s in various administrative areas.Our Emergency Department values the wellbeing and health of its staff and has a wellness committee (TeamED), the ED Social Club and a departmental peer support program (WEEPS) available for all staff to participate in as they wish. We value and support our registrars by having registrar representatives participate in the fortnightly Emergency Physician meetings and roster Emergency Physicians from 0800 to 2300 daily and on-call 2300 to 0800 to provide clinical support.
Details of position
Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.
All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working with Children Check.
For further information about the position, please contact Melanie Fitzgerald on 0403 149 982
To apply for this position it is important that you follow these instructions.
Click on the link below, you will be directed to sign in/register through the Austin Health Careers Site. Complete the registration process as prompted.
Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application: