2023 Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee - First year and unmatched trainees

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 28/08/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 46656

Reference: 46656

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee 2023 (1st year and unmatched trainees)

About the Role

Western Health endeavours to tailor its training program in Geriatric Medicine to the needs of its community as well as the needs and interests of individual registrars, including those working part time. Western Health is a major partner in the Western Training Alliance of the Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (VGMTP), together with Melbourne Health, Barwon Health and Ballarat Health.

The Geriatric Medicine Department is a highly respected department within WH. We are involved in all points of care in a patient’s journey – with a Geriatrician in ED model of care, 6 AAC units, 3 OGS units, 6 subacute wards, and multiple community services, specialist clinics and rapid access clinics. We have strong working relationships with all other departments, and are involved in establishing several innovative models of care. We are a large department of 24 Consultant Geriatricians who are passionate about providing best care to our patients, and providing an excellent training experience for our Registrars.

Western Health offers trainees exposure to a comprehensive range of clinical services, including:

  • The largest Acute Aged Care program in Victoria;

  • Orthogeriatrics service;

  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) units across Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown hospitals;

  • Cardiogeriatrics service;

  • Dementia Management  Unit;

  • Rehabilitation;

  • Transitional Care;

  • Acute inpatient consultation service;

  • Specialty clinics, including Movement Disorders, Falls and Mobility, Falls and Fractures, Wound, Urodynamics and CDAMS

  • Community-based care including HARP, GEM@home, Rapid Access Clinics, Residential Aged Care Liaison and Rural assessments. 

In addition there is a rotation to Aged Person’s Mental Health associated with North West Mental Health for Old Age Psychiatry inpatient care.

There is also an extensive education program. Trainees attend the fortnightly state-wide VGMTP sessions, a local program tailored to the needs of Western Alliance trainees and various other local training activities including those expected in a teaching hospital. Supportive senior medical staff supervise all aspects of training, and the Western Alliance Fellow in Geriatric Medicine is based at Western Health.

Western Health has a clinical school affiliation with the University of Melbourne.

In 2023, there are 14 full-time equivalent Advanced Training positions (first year and continuing). We welcome applicants who seek part-time training, noting that having a partner to job share with is ideal. Please call one of the contacts listed to discuss part-time options further.

Rotations are 3 x 4 months. We tailor these rotations to the trainee, to offer a broad training experience, but also to ensure outstanding training needs, especially in the final year, are met.

Please be aware that applicants will need to apply directly to Western Health via the e-mercury website, and also to the VGMTP central match, which is being run by PMCV. There are different closing dates for these 2 application processes.

Closing date for applications to Western Health:

Further information can be found at:



Key selection criteria:

1.       Must be registered with AHPRA   

2.       Must hold an appropriate employment visa if not an Australian Citizen or Resident.

3.       Must be eligible for an advanced training position, or a provisional advanced training position with RACP.

The positions are for 12 months commencing 07/02/2023 and continuing through until 04/02/2024.

Please note, this advertisement is for first year and unmatched AT trainees.

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.

Queries can be directed to the PMCV via email toallocations@pmcv.com.au orracpatsm@pmcv.com.au
2023 Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee - First year and unmatched trainees

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Claire Long - 0383456666
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2023 Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee - First year and unmatched trainees