Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee 2022 (Provisional, First + Second Year and Continuing)

Job posted: 02/07/2021
Applications close: 16/08/2021 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 41723

Reference: 41723

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Advanced Trainees Geriatric Medicine - 2022

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, 5 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 22 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, Williamstown and Werribee 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, 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 2022 there will be roles available for the Western Training Alliance Fellow in Geriatric Medicine and 13 full-time equivalent Advanced Training positions (provisional, 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.The positions are for 12 months commencing 7th February 2022 and continuing through until 5th February 2023.

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: 16th August 2021

PMCV application information can be found at:



Queries can be directed to the PMCV via email to allocations@pmcv.com.au or racpatsm@pmcv.com.au

Key selection criteria:

  • Must be registered with AHPRA as a Medical Practitioner 

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

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

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 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.

Queries can be directed to the PMCV via email toallocations@pmcv.com.au orracpatsm@pmcv.com.au
Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee 2022 (Provisional, First + Second Year and Continuing)

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Claire Long - 0383457860
Clare White - 0383457860

Geriatric Medicine Advanced Trainee 2022 (Provisional, First + Second Year and Continuing)