Emergency Physician - Temporary Part-time

Job posted: 22/04/2024
Applications close: 24/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 32974

Reference: 32974

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan


  • 12 months Part Time | Experience work-life balance
  • Box Hill Hospital Emergency Department, Eastern Health
  • Generous Salary Packaging + super

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

Box Hill Hospital Emergency Department is a mixed Adult and Paediatric ED with a wide variety of case complexity and acuity of patient presentations. It is the major referral hospital within Eastern Health with most specialty services on site.

We are looking for enthusiastic emergency specialists who will

  • Contribute actively to provision of clinical care, supervision, and departmental clinical oversight to ensure delivery of high quality, efficient and safe patient care at all times.
  • Actively contribute to collaborative work, departmental cohesion and activities that foster a supportive, fulfilling environment for all staff within the emergency department.


Provision of Clinical Services

  • Ensure provision of timely high quality medical care to Emergency Department (ED) patients;
  • Manage critical cases in the ED;
  • Efficiently apply current professional knowledge in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and disposition of patients;
  • Review existing practices and promote change either based on evidence or if other change is required;
  • Maintain professional medical ethics;
  • Ensure the maintenance of adequate clinical records;
  • Ensure documentation of significant patient management decisions;
  • Minimise inappropriate disposition, unexpected representations, missed major diagnosis and medication errors,
  • When rostered on-call, provide an immediate telephone response to provide advice and/ or to return to the hospital as soon as possible if this is clinically required, and
  • When rostered on-call, return for inter-hospital transfers of critically ill patients in the department if required
  • Respond to calls for assistance from outside ED when required, and when care of ED patients will not be significantly compromised.
  • Provide leadership and clinical care to the Short Stay Unit as rostered

 Communication with customer and peer groups

  • Ensure effective communication with and be receptive to patient, relative, user and peer groups;
  • Actively support multi-disciplinary teamwork;
  • Participate in ED decision making processes through Departmental consultative mechanisms;
  • Provide advice to and liaise with staff from other units as required;
  • Ensure that patients/families are given adequate information upon which to base treatment decisions;
  • Develop a strong patient focus in the delivery of emergency care;
  • Minimise complaints arising from lack of, or inappropriate communication;
  • Ensure patients discharged from Emergency Department have documentation of their visit for LMO follow up; and
  • Maintain professional etiquette.

 Quality and Review 

  • Participate in the Department’s quality program, including participation in audit activities, analysis of relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) and clinical indicators;
  • Attend Unit meetings where necessary;
  • Develop and implement clinical pathways where appropriate;
  • Assist in developing protocols and guidelines where required;
  • Assist in resolving patient and relative complaints;
  • Notify the Director of Emergency Services of any sentinel event or serious adverse incident within the Department; use the accepted reporting framework and assist as necessary in any review process

 Supervision, Support & Education 

  • Ensure that all Registrars, HMOs and Nursing Staff are supported and adequately supervised in the provision of clinical services; and
  • Provide clinical and other support by active listening, constructive criticism, example and guidance and workplace training.
  • Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate education.

 Achievement of professional training and development needs

  • Progress in professional training and development through self-directed learning, attendance at and participation in education programs and compliance with ACEM CPD requirements;
  • Attain and maintain procedural skills;
  • Attend departmental education sessions;
  • Critically read appropriate journal publications;
  • Develop a strategic plan for personal ongoing postgraduate education;
  • Become familiar with the policies and procedures of the institution;
  • Maintain an active interest and participation in research and academic publication

 Performance Management

  • Participate in Eastern Health and Emergency Medicine performance management systems.

Operational Efficiency

  • Focus on and commit to continuous improvement and operational efficiency;
  • Without compromising patient care, maximise revenue through benchmarking of productivity/ efficiency measures of comparable hospitals;
  • Ensure maximal and efficient utilisation of resources;
  • Assist with efficient bed utilisation by ensuring the appropriateness of emergency admissions;
  • Commit to Emergency Department and other Department of Health Services targets;
  • Work within the budgetary provisions for the delivery of clinical services;
  • Support data collection procedures

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess the following key Selection Criteria:

  • Essential: Current medical registration with AHPRA 
  • Essential: Current Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
  • Must have significant clinical experience, with experience and training in emergency medicine.
  • Must participate in relevant college continuing education programs particularly related to emergency medicine.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching of medical students and Junior Medical Staff.
  • Teaching experience of other clinical staff – nursing and allied health.
  • Exposure to research practices and principles.
  • Familiarity with clinical information systems.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manager listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

For additional resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants click here: Aboriginal Health | Eastern Health

Values in Action: Respect for all | Safe always | Partnering in care | Learning and improving every day

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Emergency Physician - Temporary Part-time

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Jane Lukins - (03) 9975 6043
ROBYN GUNN - (03) 9871 3150

Emergency Physician - Temporary Part-time