2022 General Medicine Registrar (Advanced Trainee)

Job Description


Medical Registrar – Advanced Trainee in General Medicine

Western Health offers a comprehensive advanced training program in General and Acute Care Medicine including for those undertaking dual training in association with another subspecialty. There are rotations for core General Medicine plus a range of rotations in other subspecialties that have previously been accredited as non-general medicine rotations including acute rotations.

In 2022 we will be developing General Internal Medicine Senior Clinical Lead roles which will provide clinical oversight and support to the four inpatient teams at each site and to other clinical services. The advanced trainees in General Internal Medicine work closely with the Head of Unit to ensure an efficient and high quality service and to supervise and support junior medical staff. 

There is a senior medical registrar based at both Sunshine and Footscray Hospital. These roles provide managerial support to the General Internal Medicine service at each site and an inpatient consultation service. The senior medical registrar at Sunshine also supports the Obstetric Medicine Service while the senior medical registrar at Footscray works closely with the Director of Physician Education to organise preparation for the RACP written and clinical examinations and coordinate Western Health as a site for the RACP clinical examination.

Six month rotations are offered in the following areas:

  • Senior Medical Registrar – Footscray Hospital (including perioperative medicine)
  • Senior Medical Registrar – Sunshine Hospital (including obstetric medicine)
  • Clinical Lead Registrars (Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals)
  • Community Medicine/Obstetric Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Hospital in the Home
  • Rapid Assessment Medical Unit

The General Internal Medicine Unit operates across the two campuses - Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals. Both hospitals have four inpatient General Internal Medicine inpatient teams and admit over 3,000 patients each a year.

The General Internal Medicine Unit is closely associated with the University of Melbourne, Western Clinical School and has an active research program and consultants with experience in supporting productive advanced training projects. There are also opportunities for future higher degree research training projects/PhDs.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Medical Officers who:

  • Have passed the FRACP written and clinical examinations or;
  • Have completed basic physician training and are eligible to sit the RACP clinical examination in 2021.
  • Would like to pursue Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine in 2022.
  • Have current unconditional registration with AHPRA as a Medical Practitioner

NOTE; Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form (attached) is downloaded and forwarded to your three (3) referees for completion. The completed form is to be returned via email to whmwu@wh.org.au as close as possible to the nominated closing date.


About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 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 is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 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 (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

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

Enquiries: Dr John Katsoulis
Ph: 0411 335 149
Position Ref: 41271
Applications Close: 01/12/2021

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