Position Details
Reference Number 34814
Position Title 2020 Hospital Medical Officers (PGY2) Surgical
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Footscray 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 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

Western Health has a number of HMO2 (PGY2) surgical positions suitable for those applicants who are currently undertaking their Internship and will have obtained their General Registration with AHPRA in January 2020.  

Western Health offer a supported environment where Senior Medical Staff make an effort to know you personally and out HMO education program comprises weekly education session, incorporating simulation workshops and case based education sessions.

Western Health offers the following surgical rotations as a Hospital Medicine Officer (PGY2) - Surgical.

  • Anaesthetics / Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastics / ENT / Ophthalmology
  • UGIS / Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Night Duty / Relieving

Please note: all HMOs will be assigned an emergency rotation during the year, along with a night duty / relieving term during the year. Every effort will be made to provide rotations of your choice – taking into consideration such things as current training requirements, previous experience and demands of particular rotations. However this is not a guarantee as this is dependent on the group of successful applicants and the final rotation selection.

Hospital Medical Officers (PGY2) positions are offered through the PMCV Computer matching service. http://computermatching.pmcv.com.au. Please check eligibility as part of the Match Registration with the PMCV.

Applications must be made to both the PMCV and Western Health.

The eligibility standards to apply are in line with the HMO Matching Service (via the PMCV) and are for any individual that falls in the categories below; provided they are eligible for General Medical Registration in Australia:

  • Australian Trained (Permanent Resident) Graduate of a Victorian Medical Faculty
  • Australian Trained (Permanent Resident) Graduate of an Interstate Medical Faculty
  • Temporary Resident Medical Graduate of a Victorian Medical Faculty
  • Temporary Resident Medical Graduate of an Interstate Medical Faculty
  • Australian Medical Council Graduate (who has obtained Permanent Residency and is completing the requirements for (or currently holds) General Medical Registration in Australia)
  • New Zealand Medical Graduates (Permanent Resident or International full-fee student)
  • International Medical Graduate (Australian Permanent Resident) who will complete 12 months of workplace based assessment at an Australian hospital (Competent Authority Pathway)

Important information for International Medical Graduates (IMG) - if you do not have General Medical Registration in Australia or you are not currently completing the requirements of an intern year in Australia then you are NOT ELIGIBLE for these vacancies at this time. To be eligible to apply as an IMG, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed both the Australian Medical Council MCQ and the Clinical examination or have advanced standing towards the AMC Certificate under the Component Authority pathway (CA Pathway)
  • Hold Australian permanent residency or citizenship
  • Hold General (unconditional) Medical Registration with the Australian Medical Board, or currently completing board requirements which will grant you General (unconditional) Medical Registration by the beginning of February 2020


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 Desirable: Are you eligible to participate in the HMO Matching process through the PMCV?
Desirable: What is your PMCV Candidate Number?
Desirable: Are you currently in your internship year in Australia?
Desirable: At which Health Service / Hospital are you currently undertaking your Internship?
Contact Person cassandra james
Contact Number 83457003
Alternate Contact Person Kylie Clayton
Alternate Contact Number 83457003
Closing Date 19/07/2019
Position Description and additional documents 2020 HMO 2 Surgical POSITION DESCRIPTION.docx
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