Position Details
Reference Number 46586
Position Title 2023 General Medicine Registrar (Advanced Trainee)
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

2023 Medical Registrar – Advanced Trainee in General Medicine

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 11,000 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.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Medical Officers who have:

  • passed the FRACP written and clinical examinations
  • completed basic physician training
  • who would like to pursue Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine in 2023.

Western Health offers a comprehensive advanced training program in General and Acute Care Medicine including for those undertaking dual training in association with another subspecialty. There are rotations for core General Medicine plus a range of rotations in other subspecialties that have previously been accredited as non-general medicine rotations including acute rotations.

The General Internal Medicine Unit operates across the two campuses - Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals. Both hospitals have four inpatient General Internal Medicine inpatient teams and admit over 3,000 patients each a year. Sunshine Hospital has more recently opened a Rapid Admission and Discharge Unit (RADU) to manage our growing population.

There is a senior medical registrar based at both Sunshine and Footscray Hospital. These roles provide managerial support to the General Internal Medicine service at each site and an inpatient consultation service. The senior medical registrar at Sunshine also supports the Obstetric Medicine Service while the senior medical registrar at Footscray works closely with the Director of Physician Education to organise preparation for the RACP written and clinical examinations and coordinate Western Health as a site for the RACP clinical examination.

In 2023 we will be developing General Internal Medicine senior clinical lead roles which will provide clinical oversight and support to the four inpatient teams at each site and to other clinical services. The advanced trainees in General Internal Medicine work closely with the Head of Unit to ensure an efficient and high quality service and to supervise and support junior medical staff. Rotations are also available to other specialty medical units at Western Health.

Six month rotations are offered in the following areas:

  • Senior Medical Registrar – Footscray Hospital (including perioperative medicine)
  • Senior Medical Registrar – Sunshine Hospital (including obstetric medicine)
  • Community Medicine/Complex and Chronic Care
  • Obstetric Medicine (working in conjunction with the new obstetric medicine fellow - does not have SOMANZ accreditation at this time)
  • Neurology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Hospital in the Home
  • Rapid Admission and Discharge Unit (RADU)
  • Intensive Care
  • *Discussions are also currently underway for possible opportunities in Nephrology and Community Geriatrics for 2023. 

The General Internal Medicine Unit is closely associated with the University of Melbourne, Western Clinical School and has an active research program and consultants with experience in supporting productive advanced training projects. There are also opportunities for future higher degree research training projects/PhDs.

Second and third year applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for release of rotations in late July 2022. First year applicants will be advised by mid-September 2022.


Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form (attached) is downloaded and forwarded to your three (3) referees for completion. The completed form is to be returned via email to whmwu@wh.org.au as close as possible to the nominated closing date.

Employee Benefits

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 (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

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

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Dr John Katsoulis
Contact Number 0411 335 149
Contact Email john.katsoulis@wh.org.au
Closing Date 23/08/2022
Position Description and additional documents 2022 General Medicine Advanced Trainee PD.docx
VIC Public Hospital Non-Match Referee Form
Application Guide click here to view
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