2023 Senior Hospital Medical Officer (SHMO) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 19/07/2022 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 46178

Reference: 46178

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About the Role

“It is the vision of the Women’s and Children’s Division of Western Health to become the best training centre for obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia”.

12 month Senior HMO (O&G) positions, comprise of 12 months at Western Health working across our O&G units at both Joan Kirner and Bacchus Marsh Hospital.  . The year comprises of a combination of the following attachments and training opportunities within the O&G Unit including the subspecialties:

  • Supervised Elective Caesarean Section (ECS) training – a Senior HMO (O&G) will be rostered to the ECS lists, shared with Level 1 ITP trainees and GP obstetricians rotating through our O&G unit

  • Birthing Suite – the SHMO will share responsibility for the acute obstetric service (Birth Suite and Maternity assessment centre), gaining skills in primary assessment, labour management, operative vaginal delivery and emergency obstetric procedures.

  • Supervised training in minor gynaecological surgical procedures

  • Rostered night duty (including acute gynaecology and peri-operative patient care).

  • Opportunities to participate in educational, training and audit activities

  • Research opportunities in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

  • Opportunity to begin the  advanced DRANZCOG for those on rural GP/ACCRM pathway

These positions are most suited to applicants who plan a career in O&G, as either a rural procedural GP or those who intend on applying to RANZCOG for entry to the FRANZCOG Training Program following the Senior HMO appointment.

Eligibility criteria are:

The selection process for these positions is highly competitive. The positions are awarded on the basis of CV, references and interview. Shortlisting for interview is based on CV and referee report, so it is important that applicants highlight on their CV all relevant clinical experience, courses, academic awards/honours, research experience and other hospital involvement.

The O&G Unit at Western Health aims for excellence in specialist O&G training, and the successful applicant(s) for the Senior HMO (O&G) can expect:

  • Excellent broad exposure to the discipline in preparation for the 6 year FRANZCOG Training program.

  • Opportunities during the 12 month appointment to work at Junior Registrar level (leave cover etc)

  • Conditional on meeting the standards outlined in the Position Description PD – Senior HMO, the incumbent can expect to be supported in their career aspirations, including application through the RANZCOG ITP Training Program National Selection process.

Important note to applicants

Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form is downloaded and forwarded to your 3 x Referees for completion. The completed forms are to be emailed to the Zana Bogdanoska, from the Medical Workforce Unit at Western Health ( zana.bogdanoska@wh.org.au ) as close as possible to 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 comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 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 and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

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

2023 Senior Hospital Medical Officer (SHMO) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Dr Edwina Coghlin, Staff Specialist, Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 90552400
Dr Elske Posma, Head of Obstetrics - 90552400

2023 Senior Hospital Medical Officer (SHMO) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology