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Position Details
Reference Number 12320
Position Title Emergency Physician
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Entity Acute Nursing Services & Midwifery
Location Base Hospital – Drummond Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350
Award Classification AMA Victoria- Victorian Public Health Sector Medical Specialists Enterprise Agreement 2013 - Spec Yr2 (17.6+ HPW)
Hours 38
Position Summary

Emergency Physicians
Emergency Department
Permanent – 1.5 EFT (114 hours per fortnight total)

Fixed Term - Full Time (12 months) Maternity Leave


Ballarat Health Services is moving to strengthen its Emergency Department workforce by recruiting new Emergency Physicians to replace 1.5 EFT permanent EFT and 1 EFT maternity leave position. A recent review of the ED identified staffing as a key issue to address and there is a strong commitment to achieve this. This is your opportunity to join a cohesive group of Emergency Physicians and have a positive input into the future direction of Emergency Medicine in Ballarat. Candidates at the recent fellowship clinical examinations are welcome to apply. There is potential opportunity to extend beyond the initial appointments.  Weekend only workers are welcome to apply.

The ED has experienced strong growth in recent years with patient attendances increasing to around 53,000 presentations currently. Growth in absolute patient numbers has slowed in the last 2-3 years however there has been significant increase in ATS Category 2 and 3 patients. This is reflected in an admission rate that is also climbing (currently 26-27%). Paediatric presentations account for approximately 28% of attendances. Also in recent years the ED has expanded with completion of separate Fast Track area and also SSU.

The ED is currently accredited with ACEM for 12 months of advanced training and forms an EMET training hub with Wimmera Health Care Group (Horsham). We have had several ED certificate candidates as well as diploma candidates since these were introduced. The department maintains separate registrar and HMO teaching programs with paid training for both groups. Ballarat has clinical schools from both University of Melbourne and Deakin University with the ED teaching students from both.

Ballarat offers a superb regional lifestyle 115 km northwest of Melbourne with excellent access to Melbourne via car (divided freeway) or via fast train to Southern Cross station. Ballarat has excellent property values, established houses, vacant blocks to build on or 15 minutes out of town to farm or forest acreage. There are excellent public and private schools, child care centres, recreational and sporting facilities, shopping, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Daylesford and Hepburn spa area is on our doorstep and access to Geelong, the Grampians, the Great Ocean Road, South West Victoria and Pyrenees wine region is also straightforward.

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicants, with a roster that is well balanced and non-clinical time strongly supported.

Further information contact Dr Andrew Crellin or Emergency Administration on 03 53206455. Email andrewcr@bhs.org.au or emergencyadministration@bhs.org.au.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Police Records Check & Immunisation Clearance. Applications must be submitted online. 


Contact Person Andrew Crellin
Contact Number 53206455
Contact Email andrew.crellin@bhs.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Emergency Administration
Alternate Contact Number 53206455
Alternate Contact Email emergencyadministration@bhs.org.au
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
134533-Emergency Physician August 2014.pdf Open
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