Job posted: 27/05/2024
Applications close: 23/06/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Wonthaggi

Job type: Other

Organisation: Bass Coast Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing

Reference: 14073

Reference: 14073

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Wonthaggi

Job Title: General Medicine Consultant

 About Bass Coast Health 

Bass Coast Health (BCH) is the sub-regional health service for the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shires, with sites at Wonthaggi, Cowes, San Remo.

In order to support our rapidly growing population, we're growing our services and the complexity of our organisation. This includes adding a new $115 million hospital expansion and renovated facilities to ensure we meet the increasing health care needs of our region.

 Position Summary:

Bass Coast Health is seeking General Medical Consultants who are fully qualified and committed general medical or dual trained doctors working in a hospital setting. We have multiple opportunities for General Medical Consultants to secure shifts across 7 days, including on-call.

The rotating roster is 1 week of 40 hours every six (6) weeks, working between Med A and Med B

As a General Medical Physicians/GP Generalist Medical Officer you will:

  • Provide daily ward rounds on the acute medical ward.
  • Review and management of patients admitted to HITH & medical ITCU.
  • Respond to Medical Emergency calls (MET calls) across BCH and provide clinical support for code Blues as required during roster hours. There is no requirement to respond to MET or Codes during the on-call component of the 7-day roster.
  • Review of unwell patients admitted under the geriatric team in the Sub acute ward on weekends, as directed by the Hospital Service Coordinator (HSC).
  • Provide 24hr on call telephone support to the junior medical staff (JMS) who will be responsible for the day to day function of the medical ward, including accepting referrals for admission to the general ward or HITH.
  • Daily morning Multidisciplinary team discharge meeting to facilitate discharge planning on the ward.
  • Facilitate and supervise clinical handover from the night JMS to the incoming day JMS.
  • Daily review and clinical support to the Close Observation Unit (once established) on the medical ward
  • Engagement in a weekly general medicine or other agreed subspecialty public clinic at the Wonthaggi site.
  • Ensure timely completion of discharge summaries that are provided to the patient on the day of discharge.
  • Daily supervision of the Junior medical staff, including formative work based assessments and mid and end of term rotation assessments.
  • Care provided in accordance with professional best practice, clinician's scope of clinical practice and organisational values
  • Documentation completed to high standard on each patient file

 About you:

In addition to aligning with the Bass Coast Health WE CARE values, to be successful in this position, you will have:

  • MBBS degree (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate medical qualifications e.g. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners, or Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
  • Demonstrated clinical background and experience in hospital based internal medicine.
  • Demonstrated organisational, interpersonal, consultation, negotiation and communication skills
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring of Junior Medical Staff
  • Valid police check
  • Valid Working with Child Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination in accordance with the Chief Health officer COVID-19 Mandatory vaccination Directions
  • Flu Vaccination

What’s in it for you

BCH is in a significant growth phase, creating an exciting environment for staff to develop their careers while simultaneously having a direct impact on regional communities.

 BCH staff also enjoy the following perks:

  • A culture which supports your wellbeing and personal growth
  • Salary packaging, including novated leasing
  • Health and Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible work options and work life balance
  • Study support
  • A coastal lifestyle in the beautiful Bass Coast region

 For further information please contact Carley Gilliland on 0477 523 045  or contact Human Resources via email hr@basscoasthealth.org.au

As a Child Safe organisation, Bass Coast Health promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with disability.

 Bass Coast Health celebrates and supports our employees and community and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. BCH welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and people with disability.

Bass Coast Health is a smoke free organisation


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CARLEY GILLILAND - (04) 7752 3045