Position Details

Reference Number 165843
Position Title Ophthalmology Registrar (Year 5)- Fellow
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program Surgical & Critical Care
Location All Sites
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 86
Position Summary
  • Build your career at an organisation invested in your long term development
  • Experience regional lifestyle with a stunning coastline at your doorstep
  • Temporary Full Time - 86 hours per fortnight ( til 6/2/22)

About the organisation

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne, Geelong is becoming recognised as a creative city-region, adaptive and enterprising. The local government has also placed a great emphasis on innovation, employment and economic growth in the Geelong region.

We are an award winning regional health provider and Victoria’s largest regional health service with one of the busiest hospitals (The University Hospital Geelong) in the state. We serve the Barwon South West region with over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 7,000 staff and more than 1000 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 21 key locations throughout the region.

About the role

You will provide care of Ophthalmology patients referred to Barwon Health and to assist in the management of the Barwon Health Ophthalmology service.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

•             Assessment of urgent emergency clinical problems in a timely and prompt manner

•             Organisation of admission of urgent patients as indicated

•             Initiation of urgent medical treatment as needed

•             Provision of first contact consultation forward referrals.

•             Performance of appropriate assessment  of outpatients, both review and new patients

•             Complete a thorough ocular examination of all patients

•             Management of uncomplicated postoperative cases

•             In clear cut cases arrange listing of patients on to the waiting list for surgery

•             Assessment of all  public patients undergoing surgery at Barwon health

About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated organisation that takes pride in providing high quality service. Barwon Health’s diverse Ophthalmology unit provides a supportive environment that encourages professional growth and education in our specialist areas.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • 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.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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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: Eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in Victoria, either general or specific linked to a specific professional college training program
Essential: Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification, including registration with RANZCO is provided prior to commencement of duty.
Contact Person Karen Hamon 
Contact Person Job Title Ophthalmology Surgery Fellow 
Contact Number 0400 592 542 
Alternate Contact Person Leisha Riddington 
Alternate Contact Number  
Alternate Contact Email riddington@geelongeyecentre.com.au
Closing Date 21/05/2021
Position Description
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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.