Medical Registrar

Job posted: 21/11/2023
Applications close: 05/12/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 49883

Reference: 49883

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Full time, fixed term - 6-12 months by negotiation
  • Locations - Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital/Austin Hospital

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the north-east of Melbourne and state-wide. We are world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our purpose, which is to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About the department:

The role is under the Continuing Care Division, which includes inpatient services at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre. The Repatriation wards include two 28-bed Rehabilitation/Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) wards (Wards 11 & 12), a 24-bed Acute GEM unit (Ward 10), and a further inpatient unit (Ward 9) incorporating an 8 bed Cognitive Assessment and Management (CAM) Program and 16 GEM beds.

Continuing care also oversees the Better@Home-Subacute program, Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS), Transition

Care Program and the and integrated Health Independence Program (HIP, including Older Persons’  Complex Care/OPCC), Hospital in the Home (HITH), and Residential InReach services (formerly Outreach/ROS), and Medical and Cognitive Research Unit (MCRU).

About the role:

  • This role will provide support for the Secure Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) patients on Ward 9, including people with dementia with responsive behaviour (also known as behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia) delirium and other forms of cognitive changes. 
  • There will be a strong emphasis on delivering person-centred care, and delineating the goals of treatment in consultation with the person and their medical treatment decision makers
  • The Dementia Care Registrar will work alongside consultant geriatricians with additional support from aged psychiatry/consultant-liaison psychiatry teams
  • The registrar will also be involved with review and care of people with dementia and cognitive impairment in other community and hospital settings, e.g. acute wards, InReach and B@H-subacute
  • There is also potential for rotation to Memory Clinic, and/or our Medical and Cognitive Research Unit (MCRU) which is a world leader in conduct of dementia research and clinical trials
  • The role is accredited for physician training (e.g. geriartric medicine, general medicine)
  • Applicants can apply for 6 months (Feb-July 2024, August-Jan 2025) or 12 months (Feb 2024-Jan 2025) 

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Hold a commitment to Austin Health values 
  • Be registered as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Note that eligible applicants will be assisted through this process if not currently registered. 
  • Have a minimum of three years’ post-graduate experience as a medical practitioner
  • Have completed FRACP examinations (desirable but not essential)

Our benefits:

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounted fitness memberships and special offers on health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Application instructions:

Please click ‘Apply Now’ and you will be directed to sign in or register through the Austin Health Careers Site. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, you are welcome to reach out to the hiring manager.  Please note you will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Medical Registrar

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Paul Yates - (04) 0345 7771
Liz Hudson - (03) 9496 2065

Medical Registrar