Position Details

Reference Number 171059
Position Title 2022 Surgical Unaccredited Registrars
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program Surgical & Critical Care
Location All Sites
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 1806
Position Summary

Barwon Doctors

  • Provide best care, every person, every day, so that everyone feels better
  • Be recognised, be challenged, be your best
  • Lifestyle! A stone throw from the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road

Area Profile

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! We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers.

Enjoy the range of lifestyle choices Geelong has to offer including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices and high standard of schooling options throughout the area. You will appreciate the beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries.

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

Part of a Team

Barwon Health's University Hospital Geelong is one of Victoria's major teaching hospitals and has a reputation for innovation in research and excellence in patient care. Medical, surgical and specialist services offered are among the most comprehensive of any hospital in the state.

About the Role

As a Pre-Set 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. We have a PRESET Supervisor and SET surgical supervisors available to help discuss your career aspirations. We aim to nurture our PRESETs and provide a robust educational program, mentorship and research opportunities.

Barwon Health has a strong surgical department including:

•             General Surgery (Upper Gastrointestinal, Breast and Colorectal),

•             Urological Surgery,

•             Vascular,

•             Orthopaedic Surgery,

•             Plastic Surgery,

•             ENT and

•             Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Rotations are available in Geelong, Hamilton, Colac and Warrnambool.

Rotations and Roster Allocations

Each candidate who has accepted an offer of employment for the upcoming clinical year has the opportunity to list any rotation preferences, leave requests and any other requirements prior to the upcoming allocation being finalised.

Attempts will be made to accommodate special requests within the rosters i.e. annual leave for major personal events, rotation allocation based on training and conference leave etc., however please be aware not all requests will be able to be facilitated.

Application Process

As part of your application, please ensure you include the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for application to Barwon Health and any particular speciality interest you may have. Please indicate if you have a particular interest in any of the rural rotations (Colac, Hamilton and Warrnambool) and any particular rotations.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Professional References (please include name, position, contact phone number (preferably mobile), email address, and when you last worked with them).


  • Applicants who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview via email.
  • You will be interviewed by a panel of HR and doctors selected based on your preferred stream.
  • Interviews will be approx. 15 minutes long and will consist of both clinical and behavioural based questions.

Download our position description from Barwon Health Careers and read all about specifics of the role. Alternatively if you wish to speak directly to the Clinical Head of Unit or Director of Medical Workforce the contact details can be found at Barwon Health Careers.

If you have the qualifications and aptitude along with excellent interpersonal skills and the commitment to improving patient care, this may be the role for you!

What we offer

  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
  • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
  • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, 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, people with a disability and people with diverse backgrounds.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

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?
Desirable: Demonstrated relevant experience (minimum 2 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?
Contact Person Dr Kathryn McLeod 
Contact Person Job Title Director Pre-Vocational Training 
Contact Number (03) 4215 0000 
Alternate Contact Person Anne VanDeWater 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 2001 
Closing Date 31/07/2021
Position Description
File name 
Pre-Surgical Education and Training (Pre-SET) Trainee Position Description 2022.docx 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.