Staff Anaesthetist or VMO Anaesthetist

Echuca Regional Health is located just 200 kilometres north from Melbourne, in the beautiful riverside location of Echuca-Moama. Echuca-Moama offers a wide range of sporting and leisure activities for people of all ages and is a preferred holiday destination, with the population undergoing significant expansion at peak times (especially over summer). Whether you are into fishing, water skiing, golf, camping or enjoy fine food and wine, the Echuca-Moama region has plenty to offer.

Echuca Regional Health is the winner of the 2018 Premier’s Medium Health Services of the Year, and is an innovative health service.

After a $65 million redevelopment completed in August 2015, Echuca Regional Health comprises 113 beds providing a comprehensive range of services to the 45,000 people living in the catchment areas of the Shire of Campaspe and Murray River Council. The services include emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, paediatric, urology, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, dental, chemotherapy and haemodialysis services. Echuca Regional Health encompasses an aged care service, Glanville Village, which accommodates 60 residential beds.

Echuca Regional Health is the largest employer in the Campaspe Shire, employing over 800 staff. With a strong focus on increasing our capacity as an outer regional teaching health service, Echuca Regional Health employees are dedicated professionals who strive to deliver the best possible care to their community.

Employee and family benefits include:

* Comprehensive learning and development program

* Flexible employment practices

* Salary packaging

* Extended employee assistance program (including support for family members)

* Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

* Employee recognition program

* Free onsite parking.

Echuca Regional Health is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Echuca Regional Health says NO to Family Violence.

Job Details
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Department: Echuca Regional Health
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Campaspe
Reference: VG/ANAES210619
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for Work at ERH 2019.pdf (PDF, 124KB)

PD_Staff Anaesthetist_March 2019.pdf (PDF, 206KB)

Contact: Dr Glenn Howlett
(03) 5485 5041

Position Details

Staff Anaesthetist or VMO Anaesthetist

(EFT Negotiable)

ROLE: Staff Anaesthetist or VMO Anaesthetist 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Anaesthesia  

DEPARTMENT: Medical Services Division  


This senior clinician role is responsible for: 

  1. Providing anaesthesia and perioperative services within scope of clinical practice.
  2. Participating in oncall roster in Anaesthetics/High Dependency and providing support for medical, obstetric and other clinical emergencies.
  3. Supervision and support of Junior Medical Officers (JMOs).
  4. Supporting continual improvement of anaesthesia services at ERH.


KSC1   General and Specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia

KSC2   Relevant postgraduate training in anaesthesia

KSC3   Significant experience in anaesthesia and perioperative services

KSC4   Evidence of participation in relevant CPD

KSC5   Demonstrated interest in and commitment to education and training

KSC6   Interpersonal skills that promote effective teamwork and patient safety 

This position requires completion of a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children's check prior to appointment. 


  • Mandatory training as required by ERH Policy & Procedure 


  • Significant experience in the provision of general, regional and local anaesthesia
  • Skills in the effective management of anaesthesia crises, including management of a difficult airway
  • Skills in post-operative pain management consistent with safe, evidence based practice
  • Skills in caring for HDU patients, including all services that HDU provides, e.g. non-invasive ventilation (NIV), central venous catheter (CVC) placement, arterial lines
  • Behavioural qualities that reflect ERH Values 

How to Apply:

Please take the time to read the position description attached to this advertisement.  Your application must outline how your skills, knowledge and personal attributes relate to the key selection criteria. 

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.  If you experience technical difficulty please contact: 1300 366 356 for assistance.  

If you require access to a computer to complete your online application please contact our Education Department: 03 5485 5286. 

Applications must include:

  1. A covering letter addressing the key selection criteria;
  2. Resume;
  3. Completed online questionnaire; and
  4. Three professional referees. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Dr Glenn Howlett, on: (03) 5485 5041 

Applications close at 11.45 pm on 21 July 2019.

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