Emergency Physician

  • Barwon Health
  • Geelong VIC, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

  • Deliver safe, effective, patient-centred and responsive care to all consumers
  • Foster innovation and application of evidenced-based practice in a challenging and rewarding environment
  • Permanent Full Time – 76 hours per fortnight

About the Facility

Barwon Health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is one of Victoria’s largest regional health services with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 28 key locations throughout the region.

Our Emergency Department (ED), located at the University Hospital Geelong site, provides care for approximately 80,000 emergency presentations per year.  The Emergency Department has both an adult and paediatric short stay unit to ensure consumers receive the right care, at the right place, at the right time.

About the Role

In this role you will require knowledge and experience in the broad practice of Emergency Medicine, including; Adult medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Trauma and Toxicology and the full range of emergencies encountered in various specialties.

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Direct patient care
  • Team Leader roles across General, Resuscitation, Fast Track & Paediatric areas
  • Liaison with referring doctors/hospitals regarding patients being referred to ED
  • Liaison and provision of clinical advice to paramedics and community-based clinicians
  • Supervision of all clinical staff working within the ED
  • Provision of telehealth to regional and community based services
  • In collaboration with Nurse Co-ordinator be responsible for overall co-ordination of the ED
  • Participation in ED Consultant clinical roster including on-call responsibilities
  • Supervision of Short Stay Units & MHAOD Hub
  • Co-ordination of interhospital transfers and retrievals where required
  • Co-ordination of ED response to disasters or mass casualty incidents

About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated workforce who take pride in providing high-quality service. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation. We are all dedicated to supporting the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050 everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Djilang, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)

We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at [email protected] noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

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