Emergency Medicine Consultant

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Department: West Gippsland Health Group
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - Baw Baw
Reference: VG/1256542
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2017
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Emergency Medicine Consultant.pdf (PDF, 251KB)

Contact: medical.workforce@wghg.com.au

Position Details

Emergency Medicine Consultant


Do you have experience working in a regional Emergency Department?

Would you like to increase your experience in managing a wide range of presentations in a sub-regional Emergency Department?

Are you innovative and committed to quality service delivery and patient centred care?


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced Emergency Medicine Consultant. Located approximately 1.5 hours east of Melbourne, our Emergency Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and comprises of 16 cubicles including 2 resus bays. We currently see over 21,000 (approximately 25% paediatric) attendances per year.


Our Consultants are staffed between 07:30-22:30 and participate in a rotating roster. Consultants are supported by a range of junior medical staff including rotational Interns and Hospital Medical Officers. We staff a Medical Registrar 24/7 and have on call support from a range of Specialists, including Physicians, Paediatricians, O&G Consultants, Surgeons and Anaesthetists.


The Emergency Department is run by a dedicated, proactive Nursing team and offers an enjoyable working environment – we pride ourselves upon having a professional and consultative team based approach to patient care.


About the West Gippsland Healthcare Group

We provide acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, community and aged care services, primarily in the Shire of Baw Baw, approximately 100km east of Melbourne. Our history dates back to 1888 when the community established a hospital to service the area between Melbourne and Sale. We have health service delivery responsibilities across a mixture of rural, urban residential and agricultural areas located within the Shire of Baw Baw, and draw clientele from the peripheral east and west of the shire, servicing a primary catchment population of approximately 47,000.

We hold full accreditation status from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and very strong links with Monash Medical Centre, a world renowned tertiary teaching service, less than 45 minutes away. Our administrative headquarters are located at the West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul, the largest town in the West Gippsland area.


Required skills and experience include

  • Fellowship of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM)
  • Specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Significant experience in managing adult and paediatric patients and possession of resuscitation skills.

Further details and how to apply

A copy of the position description for this role is available from our website – http://www.wghg.com.au under the Employment section. If you have any further queries, they may be directed to Dr Gary Campain - Director of Medical Services/Director of Emergency Medicine at medical.workforce@wghg.com.au. Applications may be submitted via the website address above.

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