General Surgery Senior Registrar / Fellow 2024

Job posted: 20/09/2023
Applications close: 08/10/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 20723

Reference: 20723

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

 General Surgery Senior Registrar/Fellow 2024

Werribee Mercy is recruiting for a General Surgery Senior Registrar/Fellow for 2024 for a 12 month position.

The role involves 12 months in a range of subspeciality general surgery to provide experience and support for future general surgery post-fellowship training applications.

Short Description:

In a public hospital in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, you will attain sub-speciality general surgical skills as a senior registrar/fellow in elective and emergency settings in a supervised environment.


We are a public health service 25min drive from the CBD in a growth area of Melbourne. We have a number of consultant general surgeons that will supervise and guide doctors to gain valuable experience and exposure toward future training position applications.

General Surgery is a core specialty at Werribee Mercy Hospital (WMH) with expansion and growth seen in the last few years. The position will assist the General Surgery consultants provide a range of services at WMH including emergency assessment and management, pre and post-operative care, attending operating lists and the outpatient management of patients across a range of emergency and elective general surgery conditions. General surgery includes sub-specialities in Acute General Surgery, Colorectal, Upper Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary and Breast/Endocrine and the doctor may be required to help in these roles. One fixed term contract is available – Feb 2024 to Feb 2025

  • Clinical duties will be as a senior registrar/fellow, that includes support for the 2 accreditted (SET) registrars, unaccredited registrars and residents in general surgery. This doctor will be directly involve emergency assessment and management, pre and postoperative care, attending/managing operating lists, outpatient clinics and managing the weekly general surgery MDT planning meeting and audit/quality assurance requirements of the unit.
  • Provide high quality clinical care under the supervision, or with the support, of the consultant general surgery surgeons and participate fully in the activities of the department.
  • The position would be suitable for a doctor almost or post fellowship level general surgery examinations, and seeking to gain future entry into a General Surgery Sub-speciality program, or for an international general surgeon looking for a supported position in general surgery
  • May be required to participate in the oncall roster that may include some weekends
  • The successful applicant will be employed as per the terms and conditions set out in the current Victorian Public Health Sector (AMA – Victoria) Doctors in Training (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement
  • Research projects would be encouraged and supported as part of this role

ABOUT YOU: Candidates will be required to have,

-       Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA)

-       Applicants must be eligible for registration with AHPRA for positions of up to 12 months from starting date as a surgical registrar

-       Prior experience as a general surgery registrar in a senior role

-       A high standard of written and verbal communication skills.

-       A practical common approach to problem solving & trouble shooting

-       Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a value-based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to apply for additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

Mercy Health is committed to public health and safety measures that protect the health and lives of our people and the individuals and communities we serve. As a Catholic organisation we believe in the principle of the common good and as such we expect our staff to participate in immunisations/vaccinations to safeguard the most vulnerable.

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Please use the attached referee form to submit two (2) completed clinical referee reports as part of your application. Please attach as Clinical Appraisal 1 & 2.

General Surgery Senior Registrar / Fellow 2024

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


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Jamie Kearsley

General Surgery Senior Registrar / Fellow 2024