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Emergency Department Medical Officers - 2022

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Emergency Department Medical Officer Role

Western Health is a major tertiary health service serving a diverse, multicultural and multilingual community in the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. It operates three Emergency Departments (ED) at the Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown campuses.

A graduated multi-stage opening of the expanded Sunshine Emergency Department will continue throughout 2021 with a large uplift in both clinical spaces and associated workforce including new resuscitation, fast track, short stay and paediatric hubs. When fully commissioned, it will also include a Behavioural Assessment Unit and a crisis hub. The construction of the New Footscray Hospital has commenced and is planned for completion in 2025.

The ED Medical officer role is ideal for those with 2+ years post graduate experience, wanting a broad emergency experience, without yet being committed to a career in ED. It provides an opportunity to complete an Emergency Medicine (EM) Certificate/Diploma and obtain further experience prior to becoming an ED Registrar position. It also provides an excellent and well supported position for GP trainees and other doctors wanting to expand their emergency medicine skills.

The Emergency Department Medical Officer (EDMO) role offers a unique opportunity to join a growing and dedicated Emergency team. EDMO positions are rotated across two campuses (Sunshine and Footscray). Both Emergency Departments (ED) are accredited by ACEM (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine) for Advanced Training as urban district sites. Sunshine ED currently treats over 85,000 patient presentations per year. This includes over 20,000 paediatric presentations in a dedicated (separately staffed) paediatric area. Emergency obstetrics and gynaecology are also predominantly seen at this campus. Footscray ED manages over 40,000 adult patient presentations per year. Both departments offer exposure to a diverse and interesting case mix in a well-supported environment with access to all major surgical and medical specialties.

Both sites are supported by active on the floor Consultant leadership, supervision and education from 0800hrs – 2400hrs, seven days a week. As an EDMO, you will always be supported by an ED Registrar overnight. A dedicated ED HMO education program is delivered weekly. For those pursuing additional qualifications, completion of the ACEM Certificate or Diploma of EM  is well supported. Quality and research activities are also supported for those interested in research through the Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research.

The position requires applicants to be eligible for general or provisional registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA). If AHPRA registration is limited, your application must include evidence that the level of supervision required is Level 2 or higher.

For those wanting to live in Melbourne and be part of a great team whilst experiencing exciting medicine and interesting pathology, come west of the Maribyrnong - we look forward to welcoming you to our fun and committed family!

 About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 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.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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