Deputy Director Emergency Medicine-Multiple roles

  • Mercy Health
  • Werribee
Full time Health Care

Job Description

The Werribee Mercy Hospital Emergency Department is expanding its Emergency Leadership team to reflect the health needs of the growing community we serve.

We are seeking motivated, innovative, and committed Emergency Physicians for the following roles:

  • Deputy Director Emergency Medicine (Clinical Operations)
  • Deputy Director Emergency Medicine (Clinical Standards and Safety)
  • Deputy Director Emergency Medicine (Paediatric Care)


Whilst previous experience in formal leadership roles is beneficial, these roles would also suit those Emergency Physicians ready to use their skills and enthusiasm in a leadership position for the first time.


As a major public hospital servicing the fastest growing local government area in Australia, we have an exciting growth strategy which will lay the foundations for future growth.  We are currently designing a new two level Emergency Department due for completion in 2027, which will see us expand from our current treatment spaces from 33 to 67 points of care including four resuscitation bays and 36 emergency care cubicles. There will be a dedicated Paediatric Area as well as an expanded area for rapid assessments and fast track.


The Werribee Mercy Hospital, Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit provides care to over 50,000 patients annually.  Our community is culturally diverse as one in two families, include an individual who was born overseas.


Successful candidates for each of these roles will be support the Director of Emergency Medicine in the operational and strategic management of the Emergency Department Short Stay Unit including clinical service, innovation and continuous improvement, optimisation of patient flow, teaching and research. Ideally, you will have 50% clinical support time and 50% clinical time with the opportunity to work clinically in both the emergency department and short stay unit.


We are excited to offer these roles as we expand our Emergency Team and the opportunities for leadership within it.


  • FACEM or equivalent qualification as an Emergency Medicine specialist.
  • Appointees must be registered or registrable with AHPRA
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience as a clinical leader with an interest in driving innovation and patient centred care
  • Ability to provide strategic focus and direction and foster a culture of quality and service improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team


We encourage all interested applicants to contact the Director of Emergency Dr Jamie Roberts ([email protected]) to arrange an informal pre-application conversation about the role and how it complements our department’s future growth and development.



Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, paediatrics, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has undergone significant service expansion including Hospital in the Home/Hospital Care at Home programs, a 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.

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a perfectly positioned hospital with easy access on and off the M1 Princes Freeway 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD and 45 minutes from Geelong and the gateway to the surf coast.  We are walking distance to Hoppers Crossing train station, café and shops, and is co-located adjacent to a privately operated childcare facility that delivers childcare to pre-school age children.

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).

Please use the links below to view the individual position description's

Deputy Director Emergency Medicine (Clinical Standards & Safety)

Deputy Director Emergency Medicine (Paediatric Care)

Deputy Director Emergency Medicine (Clinical Operations)

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