Position: HMO, General Medicine, PGY3+
Location: East Gippsland, Victoria
Salary: As per State Award
Contract: 2019 intake
Fixed Term Full-Time, Fixed Term Part Time
We are currently arranging interviews for a General Medicine HMO to join a large regional hospital in East Gippsland, Victoria. The HMO is required to provide a high standard of medical care to all patients and promote maintenance of clinical standards and quality of care.
Situated in the East Gippsland region of Victoria about 280 kilometres east from Melbourne. With a population of more than 14,000 people, the city is a dynamic regional centre offering an inspiring gateway at some of Victoria's most spectacular national parks, lakes and waterways. It's the perfect spot for boating, surfing and finishing as well as for camping, hiking and walking.
This hospital provides significant contribution to the East Gippsland community by providing high quality healthcare in a sub-regional setting. It is a 50+ bed regional hospital with an emergency department. It provides primary and secondary level services in the areas of acute and subacute care, dialysis, palliative care, rehabilitation, surgical services, oncology and maternity services. The Emergency Department is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days week, 365 days a year.
-Patient assessment (history taking, physical examination, diagnostic formulation, appropriate investigations, consult and refer).
-Patient management (care planning - curative and symptomatic, providing continuity of care from admission to discharge, frequent and regular patient reviews, discharge planning, referral for ongoing care, end-of-life care).
- Emergency care (assessment and prioritisation, participation in Code Blue responses, Advanced Life Support, emergency patient transfers).
-Procedural skills (pre-procedure care, principles of informed consent, minor/ward procedures and assisting with major/theatre procedures, post-procedure care).
-Involve patients and carers in clinical decision-making.
-Use of evidence to guide clinical practice.
-Participate in regular performance reviews with the supervising staff specialist/Visiting Medical Officer, and with the Director of Medical Services.
-Multidisciplinary teamwork with all team members (collaborative and respectful communication, participation in multidisciplinary care planning and discharge planning, conflict resolution).
-Appropriate, timely and respectful communication to patients and carers.
-Participation in meetings with patients and carers and other meetings as directed by the Manager --Participation in breaking bad news and open disclosure of adverse events.
-Participation in complaints management.
-Timely, concise and informative clinical handover.
-Provide supervision and support to interns and medical students.
-Professional and ethical behaviour (consult colleagues about ethical concerns, accept responsibility for behaviour, punctuality, assistance of colleagues, participation in after-hours and on-call roster, participation in education activities, seeks and responds to feedback about performance).
-Care of HDU patients under the supervision of the Physicians, and following the treatment plans as provided by the Physician.
To be eligible for this opportunity you must have:
-Current AHPRA registration or be eligible for limited medical registration (supervised practice and postgraduate training). A MBBS medical degree, or equivalent.
For more information on the above opportunity please get in touch with Anne Lim on 02 8248 2912 or apply now with your current CV.