This is an exciting opportunity to join the fastest growing ICU in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. We are now recruiting for Registrars in Intensive Care Medicine for 6-12 month terms starting February 2020. Joint rotations for ICU Registrars are available in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.
The ICU at Werribee Mercy Hospital is an 8 bed level 2 metropolitan unit, runs the adult rapid response system in the hospital and has additional responsibility for a monitored bay area (MBA) of 8 beds. It is equipped to provide hemodynamic support, complex hemodynamic monitoring, non-invasive and invasive ventilator support and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). It provides an excellent opportunity to get hands on training in adult critical care medicine with a case mix of acute medical, acute and elective surgical, obstetric and mental health patients in a supportive and collegial environment. Registrars get protected teaching time to attend the vibrant training program, combining didactic with case based and simulation based learning, run by the senior medical staff group.
The ICU is accredited for Foundation Training with the College of Intensive Care Medicine. The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine are accredited with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (for advanced training) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (for basic training) and training time across all three specialities would be accredited to the relevant training programs.
- MBBS or equivalent,eligible for or currently registered as a medical practitioner with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- At least three years of post-graduate experience.
- Demonstrated experience using excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with patients, relatives, medical and nursing colleagues, allied health, ward staff and administration staff to ensure the appropriate management of the patient.
- Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership where required.
- A commitment to the importance and provision of teaching at all levels, including medical, nursing, scientific and allied health professional staff, both postgraduate and undergraduate.
Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.
Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.
Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:
- Salary packaging benefits
- Opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Health and Wellbeing programs
- Camp Australia School Holiday Program
- Career progression and development opportunities
- A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services
We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them.
At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.