Position Details
Reference Number 47040
Position Title 2020 Emergency Medicine Registrars
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award HMO Registrars -43hr [59]
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Emergency Medicine Registrar
Full Time 
12 months – commencing Feb 2020


The Emergency Department, (ED) is seeking enthusiastic emergency medicine registrars to join our dynamic and dedicated team. The ED comprises a 54 bed unit which includes a co-located 20 bed Short Stay and a 6 bed Behavioural Assessment Unit (BAU). As a tertiary/quaternary referral centre, the Department provides care to the highest acuity emergency patients in Victoria with an annual attendance of more than 65,000 adult patients. Royal Melbourne Hospital is internationally recognised as an adult level 1 trauma centre and treats 50% of the state adult trauma load, including more than 900 major trauma patients per annum. Our helipad offers direct access to the hospital for trauma and critically unwell patients. There is a high acuity and complex case mix with an admission rate of 45%.


Adjacent to the RMH is the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. A new “state of the art” 42 bed RMH Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a hybrid trauma theatre with MRI capabilities opened in 2016. There is a 24 hour cardiac, interventional angiography service and as a world leader in neurosciences, a 24 hour clot retrieval services is available for our stroke patients.


The ED has highly successful registrar teaching programs with protected teaching time each week. As an academic department there is a strong emphasis on research under the direction of the Director of Emergency Medicine Research and the Professor of Emergency Medicine.

Registrars have the opportunity to rotate internally to anaesthetics, ICU, and Psychiatry and externally to the Royal Womens, Royal Childrens, The Northern, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear, Sunshine Hospitals. There are country anaesthetic rotations to Wangaratta and Ballarat Base Hospitals available.
The Department is accredited for two years as a training post by the ACEM. The program includes:
• 38 hour / week + 5 hours (protected) teaching time.
• Team Training / Simulation based teaching/ practical workshops/ grand round discussion forums.
• Participation in regional teaching programs.
• In house Primary and Fellowship Exam preparation courses with high success rate.


Your training will be conducted under the supervision of 24 EFT of emergency physicians who have post graduate expertise in toxicology, ultrasound, echo, retrieval medicine, research, prehospital care, medical education, infectious diseases and simulation.


Essential Criteria:
1. ACEM Trainee
2. Eligible for / current registration as a medical practitioner in Australia.
3. Minimum 3 years post graduate experience.
4. Excellent work ethic and leadership skills.
5. Willingness to work a rotating roster, including night shifts.
6. Previous critical care experience desirable.


To apply please upload a cover letter, CV and three references using the template attached. References can be emailed to Tsung.Chung@mh.org.au or faxed to (03) 9342 8777.


For queries please contact Dr Steve Pincus Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Steve.Pincus@mh.org.au


Applications close Friday 31 May 2019.

Selection Criteria Desirable: Have you required additional supports to complete any rotations? If yes, please explain.
Desirable: Have you had any disciplinary issues with any previous employer? If yes, please explain
Desirable: Have you ever resigned from previous employment prior to the end of a contract? If yes, please explain.
Desirable: Have you had any restrictions or conditions placed on your practice at any time? If yes, please explain.
Desirable: Have you had more than 6 weeks off work during training? If yes, please explain.
Desirable: Have you interrupted your training for any period? If yes, please explain.
Contact Person Dr Steve Pincus
Contact Number 0393424875 (Kerry Tieppo PA)
Alternate Contact Person Dr Tsung Chung
Alternate Contact Number 0393424882
Closing Date 31/05/2019
Position Description
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