VMO General Surgeon

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: South West - Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1312208
Closing Date: 21-Jan-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MEDICAL - VMO General Surgeon Dec 2017.pdf (PDF, 349KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably experienced and qualified specialist General Surgeon to establish a mixed public practice (at South West Healthcare, currently remunerated on a fee-for-service basis) and private practice (at St John of God Warrnambool Hospital) servicing the city of Warrnambool and the surrounding region. 

South West Healthcare, Warrnambool Hospital Campus, has 192 inpatient beds and is the major specialist referral centre for southwest Victoria, providing a comprehensive range of specialist services. The Warrnambool campus treats in excess of 15,000 inpatients and 25,000 Emergency Department patients per annum, is a designated Regional Trauma Service and has a 6 bed Critical Care Unit.  The Camperdown Campus has 24 beds and is ideal for performing low risk procedures. 

South West Healthcare hosts Deakin University's School of Medicine's Warrnambool Clinical School. An appointment to Deakin University's School of Medicine may be available to a suitable applicant. 

South West Healthcare employs one Accredited Surgical Registrar who is supported by two unaccredited Registrars and Interns. 

St John of God Hospital Warrnambool is a 73-bed private hospital providing surgical, medical and rehabilitation care to patients requiring specialist treatment and admission. Being the only private hospital situated in south-western Victoria it offers services reaching into rural Victoria and South Australia. 

A primary medical degree fully registrable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the qualification of FRACS or equivalent, and appropriate experience are essential for this position. 

Enquiries regarding this appointment may be directed to Assoc Prof Alastair Mah (Locum Director of Medical Services) on (03) 5563 1414,  email apmah@swh.net.au or Mr Brendan Mooney (Director of General Surgery) on (03) 5563 1666, email bmmooney@bigpond.net.au

For the full advertisement please visit our website www.southwesthealthcare.com.au under Careers.

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