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2022 Emergency Medicine Hmo

Northern Health Australia - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Reference Number: 821: 2022 Emergency Medicine HMO
Employment Type: Fixed Term Full Time (FT)
Location: Northern Health (All Campuses)

About Northern Health:

As an organisation we have a clear focus on how we service and partner with our community, including our strategy of helping the community stay well when at home. Our reputation of community minded, inclusive and progressive is matched to none.

Northern Health is located in the rapidly growing northern suburbs with projected growth the biggest in the state. With a booming, culturally rich and diverse community, and less than an hour’s drive from the CBD, Melbourne’s North is fast becoming the place to be!

The Role:

The Emergency Department (ED) at Northern Health is a large, vibrant and fast-paced workplace. There are 24 positions for ED HMO’s to commence in February 2022. We employ a diverse driven group of doctors, nurses, allied health and clerical staff. We promote a strong culture of teamwork and adopt the principle that we are all part of a large work family who support and respect each other. We have a strong leadership structure to ensure rosters are fair as actively promote clinician well being and self care.

As an ED HMO, you will experience a wide range of interesting and varied pathology and have ample opportunity to initiate and be involved in the care of a diverse mix of presentations including complex medical, surgical, trauma and O+G. Paediatric patients account for 25 per cent of our total patient presentations. You will frequently manage unwell patients and have opportunities to perform procedures such as arterial line insertion and chest drain insertion.

As an ED HMO you will have ample opportunity to perform procedures such as suturing, plaster application and IV cannulation. Should you be interested in a career in Emergency Medicine, our Director of Emergency Medicine training would be happy to speak with you about the options available for ACEM training at the Northern. We promote internal growth and frequently have doctors transitioning from HMO to Critical Care Resident to junior ED Registrar.

We have a twice weekly HMO Education Program at The Northern run by a dedicated ED Consultant. One will be a practical skills station while the other is an online teaching session. Topics recently covered include ultrasound and ECG interpretation. There is also weekly HMO education and grand round that you will have opportunities to attend. Furthermore, our Education Consultant runs a simulation program on the ED floor giving you the opportunity to develop skills that are required to work as part of a cohesive team. Simulations run weekly and are accompanied with a de-brief and written review with recommendations.

Our ED Ultrasound Faculty offer dedicated training slots that will ensure you can build on your ultrasound experience, as well as giving you access to experienced ultrasound clinicians that can guide you through the CCPU process and accredit your scans. We currently have 3 ultrasound machines.

There are ample opportunities to be involved in quality improvement projects which will integrate you within the department and also be beneficial to your CV. We also recently appointed our first Toxicologist, and there is opportunity to work with him to develop this service.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Undergraduate medical qualification as a first degree is essential – MBBS, MD, PhD or equivalent
  • Current National Police and Working with Children History Check

Next Steps . . .

If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, then we would love to hear from you. Please click on the 'Apply' button and follow the prompts. For more information, please refer to the Position Description . Should you wish to have a tour of the department or have any enquiries please contact Emma Tobin (JMW) or Dr Megan Robb (ED Director)

Why work at the Northern Health?

We offer a range of benefits to support and reward staff both personally and professionally, which includes:

  • Health and Wellbeing programs, including our ‘Thrive’ program
  • Flexibility in the workplace and extra leave options and support
  • An inclusive and culturally safe space
  • State of the art facilities and campus partnerships
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development through our ‘Learning Labs’
  • Access to salary packaging, EAP and our online library

Work with us! Northern Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as applicants who are LGBTIQ+, who have different abilities, or are from culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds are encouraged.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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