Senior Emergency Registrar- from August 2024- Austin Health

  • Austin Health
  • Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Heidelberg VIC, Australia
Full time

Job Description

Senior Emergency Registrar- from August 2024- full time and part time opportunities 

Austin Health is a prominent health care provider in Victoria, Australia. As an internationally recognized leader in clinical teaching, training, and research, Austin Health collaborates with numerous universities and research institutes.
With nearly 9,000 staff members, including over 1,600 doctors and 3,000 nurses, Austin Health delivers cutting-edge clinical services. Overall, Austin Health provides over 900 beds, including those for mental health, aged care, and rehabilitation, along with various community and home-based services.

The organization plays a vital role in serving all Victorians, including diverse multicultural and veteran communities. Additionally, it offers specialized services to residents of Melbourne’s north-eastern corridor, fostering a safety-focused, team-oriented, and stimulating work environment.

We are tertiary mixed ED where all trainees from TS1 to TS4 are catered for. Austin Health is renowned for its Liver Transplant Service, Spinal Rehabilitation, Victorian Poisons Information Centre, Victorian Respiratory Support Service and inpatient paediatric mental health service - there's pretty much no medical or surgical specialty we don't have. We are 20 mins north of the city and have great leafy surrounds where you can find some of Melbourne's finest coffee. Our hospital cafeteria also has Melbourne's best potato cakes - golden, crunchy and just the right amount of salt. We have four special skills posts in Medical Education, Quality & Safety, Research. and Toxicology You will be able to work in different areas of ED such as main cubicles, fast track, paediatrics and short stay unit during your time with us. We provide protected teaching time of 5 hours a week every Wednesday. We have 3 ACEM examiners and can help prepare you for your Primary and Fellowship Examinations. Our ED is supportive and caring, so please come and join the team - you won't regret it.

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 Senior Emergency Medicine Registrars to join our Emergency Department from August 2024. 

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.  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) and Echuca (regional).

We have built one of Melbourne’s largest and most effective Short Stay Units (SSU) where opportunities arise to practice and learn clinical medicine in a more controlled environment. Senior Registrars can gain leadership experience with in-charge shifts in the SSU. Our Fast Track area is staffed by Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists and dedicated 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 opportunities to work shifts in the dedicated paediatric area to work towards completion of the paediatric component of ACEM training.

The Paediatric ED has been given accreditation with ACEM as a Paediatric Emergency (PEM) training site with its 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 senior trainees. 

The Austin Emergency Department has a strong focus on Toxicology, Research and Quality and there are always multiple projects running in these fields which senior registrars are encouraged to participate in.  It is one of the 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 requirement of fellowship training. Senior registrars can access paid non-clinical time to participate in committees, research, quality improvement or work in areas such as writing clinical guidelines or patient management plans.

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.  


Details of position

Registrars  will be expected to assess and manage patients according to their level of experience. They are also expected to develop and implement an understanding of the needs and processes of ED resource management appropriate to their level of experience; including bed access, bypass avoidance strategies and interdepartmental liaison.

Registrars will also be expected to supervise and educate junior staff in patient assessment and management where appropriate. Registrars  may at times be called to treat patients in the Mercy Hospital in emergency situations where the condition of the patient falls outside the clinical skills of Mercy.

 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 or via email- [email protected].


Application Instructions-

To apply for this position it is important that you follow these instructions.

Please email Melanie Fitzgerald with your application- [email protected]

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (please include 3 references with email addresses and contact numbers on your CV)

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