Specialist Orthopaedic 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 organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1760772
Closing Date: 07-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Position Description November 2023.pdf (PDF, 152KB)

Contact: Associate Professor Alasdair Sutherland

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking a Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon to join their team.  SWH are seeking a team player who thrives in a supportive, collaborative environment. You will be welcomed into a dynamic team combining VMO and staff specialist colleagues with a diverse range of special interest and expertise, committed to delivering safe, best practice clinical services to patients. 

  • The Orthopaedic Team provides a range of specialist services for both adults and children with Orthopaedic conditions, including: Upper and lower limbs elective orthopaedic problems, major joint replacements, general adult and paediatric orthopaedic trauma and emergencies.
  • Orthopaedic surgeons will provide, supervise and be responsible for the provision of clinical duties including inpatient care, pre-and post-operative, outpatient care and supporting the fracture clinics.
  • You will promote and participate in clinical governance activities and other patient safety quality activities including clinical audits and Morbidity and Mortality Meetings.
  • Orthopaedic surgeons will contribute to the education and training of interns, junior medical staff and registrars in orthopaedics.
  • The Deakin Rural Clinical School is located in the main campus.
  • The service has a Research Unit supportive of clinicians looking to conduct clinical or academic research.

What you bring

The successful applicant will have a broad experience in the field of Orthopaedics and hold suitable qualifications as a medical practitioner registered with AHPRA, be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgery and hold a current registration with the Medical Practitioners Board of Australia. Strong effective communication, conflict management and team building skills are essential to this role, as this will have a positive attitude to towards training of junior medical staff.

The successful applicant will have proficient leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as developed written and verbal communication skills.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions.
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities.
  • Paid Professional Development leave.
  • Professional Development Allowance.
  • Ongoing clinical supervision.
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs.
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values: Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Thursday 7 December 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Medical Specialists Enterprise Agreement 2022 – 2026.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status
  • Credentialing via Equifax e-credentialing in line with The Department of Health and Human Services policy Credentialing and defining the scope of clinical practice for medical practitioners.

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