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Ed Hmo

Austin Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.


Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


An opportunity exists forHMOs to join ourEmergency Departmentfrom May to August with the potential to possibly extend the contract through 2021.


Details of Department:


Austin Emergency Department is one of Melbourne’s busiest, seeing around 90,000 patients annually. We have access to a wide range of rotations for our Doctors. For Registrars, we offer the standard rotations as well as exclusive Special Skills Terms (see below) that are available only at the Austin and boast regular hours with no night shifts. Whilst employed in the Emergency Department, registrars will usually work a rotating roster including day, evening and night duty. The roster will involve weekend and Public Holiday duty. There is no on-call component. Whilst on rotation to other Departments, there may be an on-call component in addition to rostered hours.


We have built one of Melbourne’s biggest and most effective Short Stay Units where opportunities arise to practice and learn clinical medicine in a more controlled environment. Our Fast Track area is staffed by Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, Nurse Practitioners as well as Doctors and provides ample opportunities to develop procedural skills. The Emergency Department is separated geographically into Adults and Paediatrics; there are ample opportunities to work shifts in the dedicated paediatric area to work towards completion of the paediatric logbook.


Our department has a team of Emergency Physicians dedicated to Junior Medical Staff Education. For HMOs, there are weekly Emergency Medicine tutorials and hands-on skills sessions in addition to the education offered at a hospital-level. HMOs are most welcome to attend the weekly Registrar teaching.


There is Emergency Physician presence 0800 to 2300 daily and on-call 2300 to 0800.


Our Emergency Department values the wellbeing and health of its staff and has a wellness committee called TeamED, the ED Social Club and a departmental peer support program called WEEPS available for all staff to participate in as they wish.Our Emergency Department values the wellbeing and health of its staff and has a wellness committee (TeamED), the ED Social Club and a departmental peer support program (WEEPS) available for all staff to participate in as they wish.


Details of position


HMOs will be expected to assess and manage patients according to their level of experience. They are also expected to develop and implement an understanding of the needs and processes of ED resource management appropriate to their level of experience; including bed access, bypass avoidance strategies and interdepartmental liaison.


Doctors may at times be called to treat patients in the Mercy Hospital in emergency situations where the condition of the patient falls outside the clinical skills of Mercy.


Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working with Children Check.


For further information about the position, please contact Melanie Fitzgerald on (03) 9496 3366 or via email melanie.fitzgerald@austin.org.au.Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working with Children Check.


For further information about the position, please contact Melanie Fitzgerald on (03) 9496 3366.


Application Instructions:


To apply for this position it is important that you follow these instructions.


Click on ‘Apply Now’ at the end of this page. You will be directed to sign in/register through the Austin Health Careers Site. Complete the registration process as prompted.


Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:



  • Cover letter

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) including 3 references with contact numbers and email addresses

  • ED JMO Application Form

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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