Appointees rotate through the Emergency Departments at Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals.Sunshine Hospital is a 600-bed adult and paediatric hospital with an annual census of over 80,000 patients per year including approximately 23,000 paediatric attendances and one of the busiest obstetric units in the state. The recent expansion of the Sunshine campus has led to the installation of an ICU, CCU and Cath Lab, with an interventional radiology suite currently in development.. The Department currently holds accreditation for advanced training in adult and paediatric emergency medicine from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the Royal Australian College of Physicians.
Footscray Hospital is a 360-bed adult teaching hospital. The Department of Emergency Medicine has an annual census of 32,000 adult patients with a high level of acuity (admission rate is approximately 30%). The Department holds a two (2) year accreditation from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for Advanced Training.
With a combined census of over 110,000 patients in the last 12 months and high quality clinical, education and research infrastructure, Western Hospital and Sunshine Hospital together offer an integrated and diverse training opportunity to emergency medicine trainees. There is a vigorous research program with a strong publication record that is based in the Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research.The Emergency Department has five hours of protected teaching time weekly which includes a structured program for Primary and Fellowship Candidates. There is a culture for teaching and research with proven success in Exams and Research Projects - the department boast excellent results at both Primary and Fellowship examinations of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
The Emergency Department has the following number of positions employed :
Registrar - Western Hospital (Footscray) : 13 x positions
Registrar - Sunshine Hospital (St Albans) : 21.5 x positions
During the 12 month appointment as a Registrar in Emergency Medicine, terms may be available in the following areas:
Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Addiction Medicine / Eye and Ear (under review)
Prior negotiation with the Selection Panel Members will need to be undertaken and agreed to before confirmation of employment contract.
All vacant positions are advertised via our careers site - https://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/
Dr Martin BicketEmergency Medicine ConsultantPhone : 03) 8345 6077 / 8345 1824Email: [email protected]
Dr Keith NallaratnamEmergency Medicine ConsultantPhone : 03) 8345 6077 / 8345 1824Email : [email protected]
Dr Ben DelaneyEmergency Medicine ConsultantPhone : 03) 8345 6077 / 8345 1824Email: [email protected]
Williamstown Hospital Emergency Department is a modern department servicing the Williamstown and broader community as part of Western Health. the Williamstown Emergency Department sees adults and children generally with less severe injuries or illness.
The Department is open every day from 8am to 11pm Monday to Sunday (including Public Holidays). You will join a team of Career Medical Officers and Nurses within the Department seeing more than 22,000 patients a year with up to 20% paediatric presentations.
Suitable applicants for the CMO vacancy must have:
Medical Practitioner holding a current and General Registration with AHPRA
Minimum of two (2) years emergency medicine experience in a Registrar or Senior Hospital medical Officer role
Completed at least 4 years post graduate degree
Past working experience of no less than two (2) years within an Australian Medical Hospital System (highly desirable)
Proven interpersonal and team skills
Commitment to quality patient care and safety
Interest in adult and paediatric emergency medicine
Commitment to upskilling their clinical practice in emergency medicine.
This position would be suitably ideal for a Registrar who has chosen the emergency medical pathway however is not wanting to complete the Fellowship examination.
This role will be expected to rotate to different emergency departments within Western Health as required and will report directly to the Director of Emergency.
Direct Applications to this Health Service by the Closing Date -TBC
Career Medical Officer - Emergency Medicine (Reference No: TBC)
Dr Peter CrossleyDirector of EmergencyPhone : 03) 8345 6666Email: [email protected]
Colette Geaney HMO Manager - Medical Workforce UnitPhone : 03) 8345 6951Email: [email protected]