Emergency Registrars and Residents - Western Health

  • Western Health
  • Sunshine Hospital, Furlong Road, St Albans VIC, Australia
Full time

Job Description

Emergency Medicine Registrar Roles

Western Health is a major tertiary health service serving a diverse, multicultural and multilingual community in the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. It operates three Emergency Departments (ED) at the Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown campuses.

An expansion of the Sunshine Emergency Department has been completed and includes a new resuscitation, fast track, short stay, paediatric hub, Behavioural Assessment Unit and a crisis hub. The construction of the New Footscray Hospital has commenced and is planned for completion in 2025.

The Emergency Registrar position offers a unique opportunity to join a growing and dedicated Emergency Medicine (EM) team. Registrars positions are rotated across the two training campuses (Sunshine and Footscray).  Both Emergency Departments (ED) are accredited by ACEM (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine) for Advanced Training as urban district sites. Sunshine ED currently treats over 85,000 patient presentations per year. This includes over 20,000 paediatric presentations in a dedicated and separately staffed paediatric area. Emergency obstetrics and gynaecology are also predominantly seen at this campus. Footscray ED manages over 40,000 adult patient presentations per year. Both departments offer exposure to a diverse and interesting case mix in a well-supported environment with access to all major surgical and medical specialties.

Both sites are supported by active on the floor Consultant leadership, supervision and education from 0730hrs – 2400hrs, seven days a week. Our education program is well regarded with an excellent teaching and exam preparation program with a 99.9% examination success rate at the primary and fellowship levels, access to numerous ACEM examiners and hands on supervision and teaching at the bedside. ACEM Certificate or Diploma of EM candidates are also well supported. An active research team provides support for those interested in research through the Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research.

Whilst this position is predominantly focused on treating adult patients, Western Health has excellent access to rotations required to fulfil all the requirements of the ACEM Fellowship training program. From the ED registrar pool, we also fill positions in;


  • Paediatric ED (Sunshine Hospital ED)
  • Simulation (ACEM Special Skills accredited)
  • Medical Education (ACEM Special Skills accredited)
  • Intensive Care
  • Anaesthetics
  • Major referral ED/Trauma (RMH)
  • Eye and Ear Emergency Department

 All these rotations are competitively allocated. Please indicate your interest in these external positions as part of your application letter. Other rotations may also be arranged by request including, but not limited to, general medicine and addiction medicine.

The ED Registrar role is most suited to those with at least 4 years postgraduate experience including significant ED experience.  A commitment to the ACEM training program is preferred but not mandated.

The ED Medical officer role (please apply through the dedicated e-recruit, EDMO position - RR 50495) is ideal for those with 2+ years post graduate experience, wanting a broad emergency experience, before committing to a career in ED. It may suit those not yet experienced enough for the ED Registrar role including GP trainees. At the same time, it provides an opportunity to complete an EM Certificate/Diploma and obtain further experience to transition to an ED Registrar position.

Both positions require applicants to be eligible for general or provisional registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA). If AHPRA registration is limited, your application must include evidence that the level of supervision required is Level 2 or higher.

For those wanting to live in Melbourne and be part of a great team whilst experiencing exciting medicine and interesting pathology, come west of the Maribyrnong - we look forward to welcoming you to our fun and committed family!

Please apply at https://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/Default.aspx 

ED registrar position - Ref No 50492

ED Medical Officer position - Ref No. 50495

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