All vacancies are listed on the WH Careers site - https://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/Default.aspx
The Western Health Division of Surgery is the largest business unit in the organisation comprising 16 separate units.
General Surgery (General Breast and Endocrine / Upper GI / Colorectal / Williamstown General Surgery / Sunshine General Surgery)
Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
The General Surgery units are staffed by 17 visiting surgeons, an Upper GI&HPB Surgery Fellow, Fellow in Colorectal, Endocrine and General Surgery Fellow, 13 College Appointed and 7 hospital appointed registrars/SHMOs. Registrars rotate through General Breast and Endocrine, Upper GI, Colorectal, Williamstown General and Sunshine General Surgery. Operating theatres are sited at all three campuses of the network (Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown) and senior registrars are rotated to Goulburn Valley, Werribee Mercy and Western Private hospitals.
The Western Health Orthopaedic Unit is one of the largest orthopaedic unit with 21 senior medical staff and approximately 100 scheduled operating sessions per month. With dedicated operating time covering elective / emergency and trauma lists, structured business and audit meeting times, the Unit is well placed to manage the 3,800 in-patients per year. Adult Outpatient clinics are currently weekly on one campus with adult fracture clinics conducted across both Sunshine and Footscray campuses. There are dedicated Paediatric Outpatient and Fracture Clinics held weekly at Sunshine Hospital. An emergency receiving roster operates across Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals with the Sunshine Consultants also covering Paediatrics. The Unit has a strong skill mix of junior medical staff being supported by 8 Registrars / 4 HMOs and 2 Interns rostered across all sites. The registrars comprise 3 Accredited Advanced Trainees selected by the College; and 5 Unaccredited Registrars with four of these successful applicants rotating to Warrnambool on a 4-monthly rotation (3 months each). The Unit is also supported by a Research Nurse / Nurse Liaison and a Secretary.
The Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat) provides a comprehensive range of adult and paediatric ENT services across the Western Health Network. With 10 Consultants, there is a wide range of expertise available, from head and neck cancer surgery requiring complex reconstruction, thyroid and salivary gland surgery, sinonasal surgery and complex ear surgery. Adult in-patient services are concentrated at the Footscray campus and paediatric services t Sunshine. There is also a large elective surgery caseload at the Williamstown Hospital. The Unit is staffed by Junior Medical Officers - 1 Fellow, 1 SET Otolaryngology Registrar (selected by the College) and 2 HMOs (1 Footscray and 1 Sunshine - shared with Plastic and Ophthalmology services).
The Plastic Surgery Unit at Western Health provides plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, skin cancer management, head and neck reconstruction, microsurgery, breast reconstruction, and peripheral nerve surgery. Outpatient clinics are held for Plastic and Hand Surgery, and Hand and Wound.Western Health provides for patients with access to weekly dressing clinics and specialist paediatric consultants. Outpatient and Dressing clinics are provided at Western General and Sunshine Hospitals with procedures being undertaken across all three campuses.
The Plastics Department is staffed by 11 VMO Plastic Surgeons and 5 registrars. The registrars include one (1) Plastic and Reconstructive Fellow, one (1) College appointed position, one (1) advanced general surgery trainee (2 x 6 month rotations) one surgical HMO3/4 position (4 x 3 month rotations) and one (1) Unaccredited / Pre-SET hospital appointed Registrar for a 12 month position in plastic surgery.
The Urology Team at Western Health is responsible for treating patients with a variety of Urological conditions involving Cancers, Stone disease, Surgical intervention and General Urological conditions across all 3 campuses.The Urology Department is staffed by 8 VMO Urologists, a Fellow in Urology and 3 Advanced Surgical Trainee (SET 3-5 / SET 6) in Urology.
The department has the following positions available in 2016:
Fellow - 1 x Position (Position Filled for 2012 therefore no applications required at this time)
Advanced Surgical Trainee - 3 x Position (2 x SET 3-5 / 1 x SET 6)
Applications for the above positions must be submitted to the College - The Selection Process for the successful candidates will be organised and finalised by the RACS - please refer to the College Website to confirm details and closing dates for the match.
The Vascular surgical unit at the Western Hospital is a busy service-oriented one with 6 consultants, an advanced vascular surgical trainee, registrar and resident. It performed 564 operations. It runs an outpatient session on a Wednesday treating about 50 patients per week. There is consultant cover for all vascular emergencies after hours 7 days per week. It serves the vascular surgery needs of the Western suburbs by having operating lists at both the Western and Williamstown Hospitals.
A/Prof Val Usatoff (Upper GI & HPB Surgery Fellow)Head of UnitPhone : c/- 03) 8345 6666 / Email : [email protected]
Mr Bill Fleming (GBES Fellow)Head of UnitPhone : c/- 03) 83451246 / Email : [email protected]
Mr Phong Tran (Orthopaedics)Head of UnitPhone: (03) 8345 6684 / Email : [email protected]
Mr Simon Ellul (Otolaryngology/Head & Neck)Head of UnitPhone : 03) 8356 6666 / Email : [email protected]
Mr Wai-Ting Choi (Plastic Surgery)Head of UnitPhone :c/- 8345 6681 (Dpt of Surg) / Email : [email protected]
Mr Douglas Travis (Urology)Head of UnitPhone : 8345 6684 / Email : [email protected]
Mr Bernard Allard (Vascular)Head of UnitPhone : 8345 6666 or 0439 972 073 / Email : [email protected]