Geriatrician/Palliative Care Physician

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.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: South West - Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1367428
Closing Date: 28-Apr-2019
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Geriatric and Palliative Care Physician v1.pdf (PDF, 311KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

About South West Healthcare

Warrnambool is located in South West Victoria, a 3 hour drive from Melbourne.  It is a university city with surfing, outdoor sports, great facilities for kids, live theatre, and award winning festivals.  This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the great lifestyle and attractions of a major regional city. For more information see: Wonderful Warrnambool @

South West Healthcare (SWH) is the major acute referral site for the South West Region and has a Deakin Clinical School onsite.  SWH is the largest employer in the region employing more than 1350 employees. 

We are a growing health care facility and are currently seeking funding for stage 2 redevelopment works which will deliver expanded state of the art theatre facilities and best practice models of care to meet the growing needs of the local community.

About our Services

With increased demand and complexity of care the creation of Advance Care Planning Clinic patients will have access to more effective specialised assessment, treatment and care options.  

About the role

We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic, team-orientated Specialist Physician who is able to provide high quality clinical and non-clinical services to the benefit SWH patients and our regional community.  You will have a recognised post graduate qualification in Geriatric Medicine and a minimum Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine, preferably FRACP (Chapter of Palliative Medicine).  The ability and drive to contribute to the service development is an important component of the role.  Interests in research and education would be desirable.

What we can offer you!

- Opportunities for involvement in clinical research or quality improvement programs

- Outstanding career opportunities

- Salary packaging

- Flexible work arrangements

- Support for your professional development

- Employee Assistance Program

For a confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Dr Nic van Zyl, Director of Medical Services via email

Applicants please visit to lodge an application. Position closes Sunday 28 April 2019.

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