Position Details
Reference Number 33867
Position Title Director of Emergency Medicine
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week 40.00
Position Summary

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Director - Emergency Medicine to join our at Austin Health.

About Austin Health

Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers.  Our 9,000 employees and 425 volunteers provide safe, high quality, person-centred care at Austin Hospital, Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre), Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, as well as in the community through Hospital-in-the-Home and partner health services.  We are an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching, training and research and have affiliations with many leading universities and research institutes.

About the Emergency Department & Short Stay Unit

Austin's Emergency Department is a busy tertiary department with an annual attendance of approximately 90,000 patients and with a broad spectrum of emergency presentations. There is a 24 bed integrated short stay unit managed by the emergency department which provides observational care to adults, children and mental health patients.

The Department is accredited for two years advanced training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and has logbook training. The Department offers registrar rotations in ICU, anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, toxicology, general medicine, ambulatory care, psychiatry, paediatric medicine as well as portfolios in education, research and quality.  The Department is the acute spinal and trauma reception area of Austin Health and is collocated with the Victorian Poisons Information Centre.

About the position

The Director will be responsible for leading and directing the functions of Austin's Emergency Department to ensure excellence in clinical care, a focus on quality and safety standards and the successful achievement of key performance indicators and financial targets.

Essential requirements for the position

  • Must be a registered Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Hold a Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • Extensive training and experience applicable to the field of Emergency Medicine
  • High-level management skills, including the ability to lead a large multidisciplinary clinical team
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality patient care.

Please refer to the position for further information about the role and required knowledge and skills.

Work with us!Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position it is important that you follow the instructions below.

Click on ‘Apply Now’ at the end of this page. You will be directed to sign in/register through the Austin Health Careers Site. Complete the registration process as prompted.

Once you have completed the registration stage, you will be re-directed to the Austin Health Online Credentialing and Application form to complete your credentialing application.

Please follow the instructions on the Austin Health Online Credentialing and Application Form to ensure your application is processed through the Medical Workforce Unit at Austin Health.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following documents to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Undergraduate (Medical) Qualification Certificate
  • Specialist Medical College Fellowship Certificate
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Proof of Identity (Current Passport or Australian Drivers Licence)
  • Current Medical Indemnity Certificate
  • Current Working with Children's Check Card
Contact Person Liz Murdoch
Contact Number (04) 0067 7157
Contact Email liz.murdoch@austin.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Professor Jeffrey Zajac
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 13/07/2020
Position Description
PD - Director ED_May 2020.pdf Open
Application Guide click here to view