Position Details
Reference Number 50771
Position Title IMG Education and Training Program
Employment Status Clinical Observer
Award Classification 09 - AMA Victoria - Victorian Public Health Sector - Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement - Sundry - Medical Officer
Salary 0.00 per hour
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week Other
Position Summary
Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the north-east of Melbourne and state-wide. We are world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our purpose, which is to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About the department:

Austin Health offers you an opportunity to be involved in a program of education for a period of 12 months to facilitate your orientation into the Australian Healthcare system. This program includes a twelve week fully structured Supervised Observership Placement, followed by an intensive feedback session with our dedicated IMG clinical educator. You will also be given access to a wide variety of education and learning for a full 12 month period and thus be able to contribute to your CPD Points.

About the role:

The observership placement includes:

At least two weeks in Emergency Department,

Rotations through other units such as General medicine, General Surgery and Aged Care.

An opportunity to observe covering shifts on the ward.

Education opportunities include:

  • Regular workshops / seminars tailored for IMGs
  • Annual IMG Study Day
  • Weekly Hospital Grandround
  • Access to Austin Health Sciences Library
  • Weekly Education (including Intern and HMO)
  • Careers evening invitation
  • Observership placement
  • Research Fest
  • Invitations to other speciality workshops/seminars

Our benefits:

You will be supported and mentored by a Medical Clinical Educator, Medical Education Officer and Austin Medical Workforce. 

Upon successful completion of the training program, you will receive a report of your Observership and Certificate of completion for the Observership. This opportunity once completed will put you in good stead for employment opportunities anywhere within the Australian Healthcare system.

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

The cost of this Training Program is $5000 and is for the 6-week Observership Placement, as well as access to the education services provided by Austin Health over the 12 month period.

Interviews will be conducted on Thursday 5 April 2024 and successful applicants notified in the following weeks.

Application instructions:

Please click ‘Apply Now’ and you will be directed to sign in or register through the Austin Health Careers Site. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, you are welcome to reach out to the hiring manager.  Please note you will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Working with Children's Check Card (where applicable)
Selection Criteria Essential: Must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Essential: Must have Passed Australian Medical Council MCQ Examination Part 1
Essential: Must have IELTS Test Pass (Average of 7 or above overall) or OET Pass (B or above in each category), or other language test result acceptable to AHPRA that is less than 2 years old.
Essential: Primary Medical Degree must have been completed less than 10 years ago.
Desirable: Must have passed AMC clinical examination (Part 2)
Desirable: Must have completed a minimum of full time equivalent work over the last three years.
Desirable: Must previously have practiced medicine for more than two years.
Contact Person Therese Kissane
Contact Number (03) 9496 4407
Alternate Contact Person Mary Ann Elliott
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 5000
Closing Date 03/03/2024
Position Description
2024 IMG information sheet for Observership.pdf Open
Application Guide click here to view