Position Details
Reference Number 40633
Position Title 2022 General Hospital Medical Officers (PGY2)
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Footscray Hospital, Western Health
Position Summary

About the Role

Western Health has approximately 59 Hospital Medicine Officer (PGY2) General Training Stream positions suitable for applicants who are currently undertaking their Internship and will have obtained their General Registration with AHPRA by January 2022.  

Western Health offers a supported training environment where Senior Medical Staff make an effort to know you personally. Junior doctors in the General Training Stream are supported by a dedicated Director of Clinical Training (Dr Jonathan Kaufman) and Medical Education Officer (Ms Amy Busby). Western Health offers the following rotations as a PGY2 HMO in the General Training Stream.

  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Intensive Care
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
  • Paediatric Emergency 
  • Paediatrics (Melton & Mildura) 
  • Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine
  • Medical specialities (Respiratory, Gastroenterology)
  • Aged Care, Subacute Care & Rehabilitation
  • Anaesthetics

Every effort will be made to provide rotations of your choice – taking into consideration your career interests, 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 final rotation preferences. All HMOs will be assigned a combined annual leave/nights/relieving term during the year. 

We have a strong focus on junior doctor education with a dedicated weekly intern and HMO education program, simulation and workshops for junior doctors, hospital grand rounds and a broad range of unit-specific education sessions. The Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE) at the Sunshine Hospital campus is a purpose built teaching and research facility, including a state-of-the-art simulation centre.

Please see our junior doctor website for more information about your medical career at Western Health. https://westerndoctors.wh.org.au

Position & Application Requirements

Hospital Medical Officers (PGY2) positions are offered through the PMCV Computer Matching Service. https://allocations.pmcv.com.au.

Please check your 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) under the Competent Authority Pathway who will have completed 12 months of workplace based assessment at an Australian hospital by the time of commencement

Additional Supporting Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs). To be eligible to apply as an IMG, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold unconditional General Medical Registration with the Australian Medical Board (AHPRA) or;
  • Hold Provisional General Registration (Competent Authority Pathway) or Limited Registration (Standard Pathway or Short Term Training Pathway) AND;
  • Nearing completion of board requirements which will grant you General Registration by the beginning of February 2022
  • Clinical experience within the Australian Medical Hospital System for at least 12 months is required, two or more years is highly desirable 
  • Hold Australian permanent residency or citizenship

Your application

Your application consists of your CV and cover letter, JMO application form, and references.

References for positions in the PMCV PGY2 match are submitted directly via PMCV.

Shortlisted applicants will be advised by email only if they have been successful in proceeding to interviews.  

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people 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 comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

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 Amee Mott
Contact Number 83456839
Alternate Contact Person Kylie Clayton
Alternate Contact Number 83457392
Closing Date 14/07/2021
Position Description and additional documents 2020 HMO POSITION DESCRIPTION.docx
JMO Application Form
Application Guide
Application Guide click here to view
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