2023 Critical Care - Hospital Medical Officer (PGY3+)

Job posted: 17/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 46189

Reference: 46189

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About the Role

There are four (4) Critical Care HMO positions.  The year comprises of the following rotations:

  • Two six week blocks of anaesthetics at Williamstown, one in the first 6 months of the year and the other in the second 6 months.  Occasionally the theatres at Williamstown are closed, in which case the resident is rotated to Footscray or Sunshine campuses.

  • Two six week blocks of nights/relieving.  The nights are generally covering Williamstown Hospital.  There is no after-hours operating at Williamstown, so the night shift involves cover of a medical and surgical ward. The relieving blocks can cover any campus of Western Health.

  • Three months ICU at Footscray - 12 bed Intensive Care Unit.  Given the location and demographics of Footscray, there are often some very interesting medical and surgical cases in our ICU.

  • Three months Emergency Medicine at Footscray campus.

By splitting the anaesthetic rotation each of the four HMOs are provided the opportunity to do some anaesthetics in the lead-up to applications and interviews for the following year's positions.

The selection process for these positions is highly competitive.  The positions are awarded on the basis of CV, references and interview.  As Western Health only interviews around one fifth of applicants for the position, it is important that applicants highlight on their CV all relevant clinical experience, courses, academic awards/honours, research experience, philanthropic work and other hospital involvement.

Although the Critical Care HMOs will always be rostered with a Consultant during their anaesthetic rotation, we are keen to see the successful applicants step up and take on a junior registrar approach to their work.  For this reason professionalism, initiative, willingness to learn and reliability are paramount.

You must ensure that you attach the completed Application Form (attached) with your cover letter and CV at the time of submitting your online application.

Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form is downloaded and forwarded to your 3 x Referees for completion.  Please ensure that the completed form is emailed to whmwu@wh.org.au or attached to your online application by the nominated closing date as this is a very important step in the shortlisting process.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 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.

2023 Critical Care - Hospital Medical Officer (PGY3+)

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Dr Philip Johnson - 83456639
Dr Julia Kuchinsky - 83456639

2023 Critical Care - Hospital Medical Officer (PGY3+)