Position Details

Reference Number 181160
Position Title HMO3 General Residents 2024
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program People & Culture
Location All Sites
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 2584
Position Summary

Barwon Doctors

  • Extend your career with one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment
  • Lifestyle! A stone throw from the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road

About Barwon Health

With over 8,000 staff and more than 1,200 volunteers we provide services to our local community the G21 region which comprises the residents of the City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire, Borough of Queenscliff and Surf Coast Shire. Barwon Health has 1,016 beds across our sites, including 363 residential aged care beds.

  • We provide services from University Hospital Geelong, the McKellar Centre in North Geelong, Barwon Health North, Swanston Centre and Mental Health Community Hubs across the region.
  • We are one of four public radiation oncology providers in Victoria.
  • We have a public private partnership with Epworth Healthcare to help deliver surgery and day oncology
  • We are a major teaching hospital so have relationships with Deakin University, University of Melbourne and Monash University.

We have recently opened:

  • Youang Surgery Centre
  • Mental Health Hub in Emergency Department
  • Aged Acute Psychiatry Facility at McKellar
  • McKellar Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre

And we look forward to welcoming soon:

  • Adrian Costa Clinical Trials Centre: Victoria’s first regional clinical trials centre
  • Paediatric Emergency Hub in the Emergency Department at UHG
  • Barwon Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Early Parenting Centre at McKellar
  • Barwon Health Surfcoast Hospital
  • Central Geelong Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Community Hub

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.

About the Role

As Victoria’s largest regional health service, Barwon Health offers employees the opportunity to work within a close knit health care community, reminiscent of smaller local health centres, that is able to provide diverse care, much like that of its metropolitan counterparts. With all of the major specialities represented apart from Neurosurgery, Major burns and Transplant medicine, Barwon Health provides a major referral service for the South West region of Victoria.  This means great exposure to Adult, Paediatric, Surgical, Medical, Obstetric/Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Subacute services to name a few. Doctors in training can progress their careers through their work in the hospital and in our community based services and are provided with supervisors and mentors who can assist with career progression, training and exam success. Our ED term is suitable for the paediatric requirement in GP training. Those who come to work at Barwon Health often remain in the area providing long standing excellent care to our community. Come and join the team and see for yourself!

Rotations include Emergency, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, ICU, Geriatrics, Psychiatry (Community or Inpatient rotations available) and a mandatory rotation at Colac Area Health Service. The year planner includes 2 terms of your choice (preference), 1 mandatory term in Colac and 1 cover term including a 5 week block of annual leave. Our HMO3 general year is based at University Hospital Geelong, McKellar Centre or Colac Area Health.

About The Culture

Aside from the clinical experience and the camaraderie amongst the staff, Barwon Health is perfectly positioned at the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road.

While work can be busy and challenging, there are many people to support our junior medical workforce including individual supervisors, mentors, Medical Education and Training Unit and the Medical Workforce Unit.

Outside of work, there’s much to do and plenty of great places to explore.

Many who come to work at Barwon Health choose to stay long term and build their life here and this has created a wonderful community of health care professionals, dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients.

Come for a tour and stay for some work – you’ll love the change!

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at medicalrecruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this position all candidates must apply directly to Barwon Health.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Do you have full General Medical Registration with AHPRA?
Essential: Demonstrated relevant experience (2 years minimum) as a Hospital Medical Officer in an Australian/New Zealand or competent authority hospital
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Georgia Brown 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03)4215 0580 
Alternate Contact Person Dr Anoushka Perera 
Alternate Contact Number  
Alternate Contact Email anoushka.perera@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 31/10/2023
Position Description
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Barwon Health HMO 3 Position Description Updated July 2023.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.