09/11/2021

Career Medical Officer - Emergency Medicine

$2,000 - $3,000 weekly
  • Western Health
  • Western Health, Furlong Road, St Albans VIC, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Western Healths Emergency Departments are modern departments servicing the broader community of Melbourne’s inner western suburbs. We see patients of all age groups, and provide all ranges of Emergency Department care. Together we have approximately 110,000 adult and paediatric presentations per year.

Our Emergency Departments have attached, Short Stay Units providing extended emergency management for patients requiring short term observation and treatment for up to 24 hours. There is  high acuity presentations with access to critical care services (ICU and CCU) including cardiac cathlab, oncology and stroke service. There is also paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology services with the Joan Kirner Womens and Childrens Precinct located at Sunshine Hospital.

There are 32 EFT of Emergency Physicians across the campuses, and together the Departments are responsible for the supervision and training of nearly 120 EFT of Registrars, SHOs and HMOs, both in training and non-training with ACEM.

This position would be ideal for a Registrar who has chosen the emergency medicine pathway without the desire to complete the Fellowship examination. This role will be expected to rotate to different emergency departments within Western Health as required and will report directly to the Director of Emergency.

To be Successful in this Role you

  • Have current Advanced Life Support certification 
  • Have minimum of two (2) years emergency medicine experience in a Registrar level role
  • Have completed at least 4 years post graduate degree
  • Have recent clinical experience of no less then then two (2) years within an Australian Medical Hospital System (highly desirable)
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality patient care and safety
  • Have an interest in adult and paediatric emergency medicine
  • Are committed to CME

Qualifications & Experience

  • Primary Medical Qualification MBBS or equivalent (MD/MBChB)
  • General Registration as Medical Practitioner with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Applicants from a Competent Authority (IMG) with current Provisional Registration would also be considered

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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