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April

2022 Emergency Medicine Registrars

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Emergency Medicine Registrar Roles


Western Health is a major tertiary health service serving a diverse, multicultural and multilingual community in the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. It operates three Emergency Departments (ED) at the Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown campuses.


A graduated multi stage opening of the expanded Sunshine Emergency Department will continue throughout 2021 with a large uplift in both clinical spaces and associated workforce including new resuscitation, fast track, short stay and paediatric hubs. When fully commissioned, it will also include a Behavioural Assessment Unit and a crisis hub. The construction of the New Footscray Hospital has commenced and is planned for completion in 2025.


The Emergency Registrar position offers a unique opportunity to join a growing and dedicated Emergency Medicine (EM) team. Registrars positions are rotated across the two training campuses (Sunshine and Footscray). Both Emergency Departments (ED) are accredited by ACEM (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine) for Advanced Training as urban district sites. Sunshine ED currently treats over 85,000 patient presentations per year. This includes over 20,000 paediatric presentations in a dedicated paediatric area. Emergency obstetrics and gynaecology are also predominantly seen at this campus. Footscray ED manages over 40,000 adult patient presentations per year. Both departments offer exposure to a diverse and interesting case mix in a well-supported environment with access to all major surgical and medical specialties.


Both sites are supported by active on the floor Consultant leadership, supervision and education from 0730hrs – 2400hrs, seven days a week. Our education program is well regarded with an excellent teaching and exam preparation program with a 99.9% examination success rate at the primary and fellowship levels, access to numerous ACEM examiners and hands on supervision and teaching at the bedside. ACEM Certificate or Diploma of EM candidates are also well supported. An active research team provides support for those interested in research through the Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research.


Whilst this position is predominantly focused on treating adult patients, Western Health has excellent access to rotations required to fulfil all the requirements of the ACEM Fellowship training program. From the ED registrar pool, we also fill positions in;



  • Paediatric ED (Sunshine Hospital ED)

  • Medical Education/Simulation position (ACEM accredited as a special skills post)

  • Intensive Care

  • Anaesthetics

  • Major referral ED / Trauma (RMH)


All these rotations are competitively allocated. Please indicate your interest in these external positions as part of your application letter. Other rotations may also be arranged by request including, but not limited to, general medicine and addiction medicine.


The ED Registrar role is most suited to those with at least 4 years postgraduate experience including significant ED experience. A commitment to the ACEM training program is preferred but not mandated.


The ED Medical officer role (please apply through the dedicated e-recruit, EDMO position) is ideal for those with 2+ years post graduate experience, wanting a broad emergency experience, before committing to a career in ED. It may suit those not yet experienced enough for the ED Registrar role including GP trainees. At the same time, it provides an opportunity to complete an EM Certificate/Diploma and obtain further experience to transition to an ED Registrar position.


Both positions require applicants to be eligible for general or provisional registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA). If AHPRA registration is limited, your application must include evidence that the level of supervision required is Level 2 or higher.


For those wanting to live in Melbourne and be part of a great team whilst experiencing exciting medicine and interesting pathology, come west of the Maribyrnong - we look forward to welcoming you to our fun and committed family!


 About Us


Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.


Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.


Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:



  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance


Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.


Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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