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Specialist Anaesthetist
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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Work Type:    Ongoing - full time
Job Function:    Medical and Nursing
Classification:    As per award
Work Location:    South West - Warrnambool
Reference:    VG/1418566
Closing Date:    03-Nov-2019
Salary Range:    As per award
Job Duration:    N/A
File Attachment:    Anaesthetist PD 20190701.docx (Word, 53KB)

PD Preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Human Resources

Position Details

South West Healthcare are looking to grow our team of 10 Anaesthetists, who provide elective and emergency services for a variety of specialties including; general surgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, ENT, obstetrics and gynaecology, urology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic, team orientated Specialist Anaesthetist to join our Department.  The Specialist Anaesthetist is to provide high quality clinical and non-clinical services to the benefit of the patients of SWH.  You will have Fellowship or eligibility for Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA).  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.  The position is a full time permanent position.  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;

• Ongoing clinical supervision;

• A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as Mental Health first aid, resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;

• Excellent terms and conditions of employments.

Who we are 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.

We can offer you outstanding career opportunities.

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.  SWH is the largest employer in the region employing more than 1350 employees. 

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Caring, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and there overall dedication to the local community. Only 3 hours from Melbourne with  a population of 34,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

With a range of attractions within 2 to 3 hours' drive from Warrnambool, the region offers a fantastic opportunities for people from all walks of life to enjoy the beautiful South West. To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers. For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact James Muir (Director of Anaesthesia) on (03) 5564 4325 or email

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Health Sector (Medical Scientists, Pharmacists and Psychologists) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021, with the appropriate classification.   The successful applicant will have Fellowship or eligibility for Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA), and consent and undergo a Police Record's and Working with Children's Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 3 November 2019.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

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