Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 08/10/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 17616

Reference: 17616

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

Position Title: Grampians Health - Ballarat, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Specialist-Intensive Care Physician
Hours: Permanent full time

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Base Hospital to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

About the role

We are seeking a motivated Intensive Care physician to join our Intensive Care team at Grampians Health Ballarat ICU. Be responsible for and lead the multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients at Grampians Health - Ballarat. This care is to be comprehensive, and contemporary and patient cantered. The Ballarat ICU is a CICM accredited, level 2, 13-bed unit that currently admits to 9 Intensive Care equivalents. The full range of contemporary Intensive Care therapies expected of an Australian ICU are utilised. The medical and nursing work force has been very stable over many years. There are currently 7 Intensive Care physicians. The ICU prides itself on a 'can do' attitude and its collective commitment to best practice. The Intensive Care physician group share these values and also takes collective pride in our temperament, flexibility and commitment to our community. The successful candidate will be expected to live by these shared values.

The unit has a close-knit multidisciplinary team that value leadership and excellence in healthcare.

We are looking for an Intensive Care physician that will complement our team. We want you to enjoy working and living in our dynamic ICU and in beautiful Ballarat. We wish for the successful candidate to add more to the ICU, to the Health Service and to the community than purely the day to day care of Intensive Care patients.

The ICU prides itself on its “can do” attitude and its collective commitment to best practice. The Intensive Care Physician group share these values and also takes collective pride in our even temperament, flexibility and commitment to our community. The successful candidate will be expected to live by these shared values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide evidenced based, best practice intensive care medicine with goal of achieving patient centred care outcomes.
  • Work and communicate with other care givers and clinicians that encourages collaborative care.
  • Supervise junior medical staff and other relevant staff to foster an environment of learning.

 Skills and experience

  • APHRA registration as a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand college of Intensive Care Medicine. Expected completion of the fellowship in early 2023 will be considered as this is an ideal environment for a newly qualified Intensivist.
  • Ability to give clinical leadership to staff and to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated clinical competence and experience in Intensive Care medicine at a level of the delineation of Grampians Health - Ballarat
  • Preference given to fellows with recent Paediatric Intensive experience and knowledge in managing Telehealth.
  • Have excellent time management and communication skills.
  • Are reliable and can demonstrate the Grampians Health organisational values.

 What we can offer

We can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to have the professional fulfilment of working in a high functioning ICU that is poised to embark on major expansion and development. You will enjoy strong and supportive professional relationships with your Intensive Care colleagues and be part of a medical community within Ballarat and the Grampians region.

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the state’s fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Dr Angus Richardson, Clinical Head of ICU, please email angus.richardson@gh.org.au or contact our ICU Administrator on 53204268 with an expression of interest. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.


Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Katrina Proelss - 53204268
Angus Richardson - 53204558