Job Description

Advanced Trainee/Senior Registrar in General and Acute Care Medicine – Western Health, Melbourne

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Medical Officers who have:

  • passed the FRACP written and clinical examinations, or
  • completed basic physician training and plan to sit these examinations in 2019, or
  • have substantial experience in adult medical inpatient management
  • who would like to pursue Advanced or further training in General and Acute Care Medicine.

Western Health offers a comprehensive 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.

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 Chief Medical Registrar is based at Footscray Hospital and has one general medicine outpatient clinic a week. There is also a Senior Medical Registrar based at Sunshine Hospital which has a formal relationship with the Obstetric Medicine Service. The Chief Medical and Senior Medical Registrars work closely with the Head of Unit for General Internal Medicine to ensure an efficient and high quality service and to supervise and support resident medical staff. Applicants are encouraged to apply for two positions: Chief Medical Registrar and Advanced Trainee/Senior Registrar in General and Acute Care Medicine

Possible 6 month rotations are in the following areas:

  • Senior Medical Registrar – Sunshine Hospital General Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Hospital in the Home
  • St John Of God (Ballarat)
  • Western Private (Footscray)

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/PhD.


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 as close as possible to the nominated closing date.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees 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 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.

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