Position Details
Reference Number 34215
Position Title Consultant Geriatrician
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

Western Health is seeking a talented and skilled Geriatrician to join their growing team. Western Health provides clinical services to older people across multiple sites, and across the care continuum, from emergency, acute care, subacute and community services.

The Division of Aged Care and Subacute Services provides quality health care for patients across Acute and Subacute Aged care, Rehabilitation services, Palliative Care and Transition Care Services across four sites. Aged Care and Subacute Services play an integral role within the health care continuum, supporting patients to maximise their independence and functioning and, in doing so, minimise long-term health and community care needs. This diverse group of services is fundamental in promoting effective and seamless services across the care continuum. To ensure that patients have appropriate and timely access to these services, the Division also provides a Subacute and Nonacute Assessment and Pathways (SNAP) service to facilitate pathways to the right care setting.

The Geriatric Medicine Unit is operationally and professionally accountable to the Division and provides medical leadership in their area of specialty across the continuum of care. Services are provided across the following care settings:

  • Inpatient services include - Acute Aged Care, Emergency Department assessment Service, Orthogeriatrics, Cardiogeriatrics, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Transition Care, SNAP.
  • Community services include - Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS), Hospital Admission Reduction Program (HARP), Aged Care Liaison Service (ACL),
  • Specialist Clinics include - Continence, Falls, CDAMS, Wound Management, and Movement Disorders.

The Unit has a strong focus on undergraduate and postgraduate education and promotes a close liaison with regional partners. The service fosters person centred care at all levels, is focussed on innovation in service delivery, and is committed to providing safe, high quality care to our community.

We would consider part time or sessional arrangements for appropriate applicants


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Clare White
Contact Number 0417628907
Contact Email clare.white@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Claire Long
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Mobile Number 0413338295
Alternate Contact Email claire.long@wh.org.au
Closing Date 01/04/2019
Position Description Consultant-Specialist Geriatrician PD April 2018.pdf
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