Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region. NHW has just completed a major redevelopment, including the building of a new emergency department, ICU, and expansion of medical and paedicatric units. We are seeking to expand the Emergency Department Medical Workforce.
NHW is a growing regional service with 255 beds and is the major referral facility for the greater part of Northeast Victoria. Our Emergency Department sees an increasing number of presentations, with an average of 80-110 per day (>28,000 per year and growing). There is a wide variety of presentations including trauma and approximately 25% of our presentations are paediatrics.
The Emergency Department is supported by a broad range of inpatient specialties including Internal Medicine, Critical Care Unit (including ICU, HDU and CCU beds), General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, Anaesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Geriatrics/Rehabilitation, Medical Oncology, and Mental Health services.
The service contributes to undergraduate and post-graduate medical education and to nursing and allied health education. University of Melbourne’s popular rural clinical school is located onsite its education facilities include a simulation lab and skills centre.
Our Senior Medical Staff comprises of FACEMS, FACRRMS, FRACGP all of whom have completed ACEM’s EMC, EMD or EMAD programs.
Wangaratta has a population of approximately 30,00 and our catchment serves a community of around 100 000 throughout the northeast. Our region is a popular destination year-round. It boasts multiple national parks, picturesque small towns, award winning restaurants, wineries and breweries.
An easy 2 ½ hours drive on the Hume freeway from Melbourne and less than an hour to Albury airport with direct flights to most of the large Australian cities.
Whether you want to hike, mountain bike and ski in the mountains, paddle the rivers or cruise on the rail trails there is something for everyone in the northeast.
Live in Wangaratta itself or one of the many beautiful smaller towns nearby.
The Emergency Physician is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day clinical operation of the Emergency Department delivers effective and safe high-quality patient care and to assist with change management within the Emergency Department to achieve ongoing improvement and delivery of safe, consistent, responsive and high-quality services.
The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.
Applying for the role: