19/06/2020

HMO - Emergency

  • Ballarat Health Services
  • Ballarat
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Hospital Medical Officer (HMO) - 10975
Emergency Department
Full-time
2021 Clinical Year


Essential requirements of the role include the completion of AMC Part 1 & 2, current AHPRA registration & working rights in Australia.

Ballarat Health Services recruitment for the 2021 clinical year is currently underway for the Emergency Department (ED). These positions have been redesigned to better provide a clear pathway either into Emergency training, or the GP training program for our region. The department offers assistance in gaining the Diploma and/or the Certificate in Emergency Medicine. BHS ED is currently accredited for 12 months training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), and is undertaking the process of reviewing to extend this to 18 months.

We are seeking dynamic candidates to join the team in an increasingly busy department. The department sees over 60,000 patients per year with approximately 25% paediatric presentation rate and a growing admission rate of 24-25%. A 12 bed Short Stay Unit is also managed by ED. The department has a culture of supervision and support for junior medical staff. This includes proactive training for HMO and Registrar groups, protected weekly training sessions, multi-disciplinary M&M and a responsive positive feedback program.

We are looking for doctors who have a team focus, exceptional communication skills and a desire to learn emergency medicine skills in a regional setting. The department places a high priority on patient centred care and a supportive team environment. Candidates will ideally have registration with ACEM and/or a strong interest in Emergency Medicine. At minimum, candidates will be required to have General Registration with APRHA.

Ballarat Health Services comprises of the Base Hospital (221 beds), Queen Elizabeth Centre (sub-acute care - 70 beds) and Psychiatric Services (67 beds). Ballarat Health Services is a major training site for the University of Melbourne and Deakin Rural Clinical Schools. Senior staff are strongly committed to teaching and the professional development of Interns, HMOs and Registrars.

Benefits provided to those working at Ballarat Health Services include:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Gymnasium
  • Social Club
  • HMO Room
  • Library

Ballarat offers a superb regional lifestyle with excellent public and private schools, recreational and sporting facilities, shopping, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Country or city living is available within minutes of the hospital and there is easy access to Melbourne (70 minutes).

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Police Records Check & Immunisation Clearance.

Enquiries regarding this position can be made via email to [email protected]

Please submit your application online.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.


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