Position Details

Reference Number 181135
Position Title 2024 Surgical Unaccredited Registrars (HMO4+)
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program Surgical & Critical Care
Location All Sites
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 2064
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 a PRESET Unaccredited Surgical Registrar, we aim to tailor your terms for your further surgical career and allow you to fulfil all pre-requisites to fulfil the requirements for SET training. PRESET registrars have the opportunity to have rotations in: Orthopaedics, Urology, Vascular, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery Trauma, Acute Surgical Unit, General Surgery, ICU, Alfred Trauma, Hamilton General Surgery and Warrnambool General Surgery. Rotations on Surgical Nights and Cover are also expected.

This is the opportunity for PRESETs to step up and take on a role with increased responsibility which is ideal prior to getting on to SET training.

There is the opportunity to work in rural services (Warrnambool, Hamilton and Colac) which can help with gaining extra experience as well as points for some surgical applications.

About The Culture

Barwon Health is the only regional hospital in Australia to offer a robotic service situated in the public hospital. Our PRESET group have the opportunity to be trained in robotic assisting.

Dr Kathryn McLeod is the PRESET supervisor whom you will along with closely to help you achieve your goals of getting on to a training program. She will help mentor you and meet up regularly to make sure you keep on track. Dr McLeod is a Urological Surgeon at Barwon, with her Masters of Surgical Education. She is a current PhD candidate focusing on improving remediation for surgical trainees. She is the current Chair of the Regional Training Board for VIC/TAS for the Urological Society for Australia and New Zealand.

Our educational program includes monthly teaching specifically for surgery, as well as additional educational opportunities for regular general surgery teaching.

There are many opportunities to participate in research collaboration groups and have access to statistician assistance. In addition to this, there is an Orthopaedic Interest sub-group as well as a Urology Research sub-group with regular research meetings.

There are teaching opportunities with Deakin University.

For those intending on sitting the GSSE, regular tutorials are run throughout the year.

There is help and mentoring for PRESETs throughout their application process as well as preparation for the surgical interviews.

On our PRESET committee, there is the opportunity for juniors to take on leadership positions.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

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.

We are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. We also strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

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 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) We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

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

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

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: Demonstrated relevant experience (minimum 3 years) as a Hospital Medical Officer in the Australian Healthcare system
Desirable: Postgraduate experience in an environment where similar General Surgery is practised
Desirable: Do you have an intention to train to become a Surgeon?
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 Kathryn McLeod 
Contact Person Job Title Supervisor of Training 
Contact Number (03) 4215 0000 
Contact Email Kathryn.Mcleod@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Georgia Brown 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 0580 
Closing Date 14/09/2023
Position Description
File name 
PRESET Surgery Position Description 2024_upd0723.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.