Position Details
Reference Number 34819
Position Title 2020 Plastic Surgery Registrar (Unaccredited / Pre SET)
Employment Type Temporary Part Time, Temporary Full Time
Location Western Health
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

Applications are now open for Non-Accredited Plastic Surgery Registrars looking to work in a hospital in the Melbourne Geelong Non-Accredited Plastic Surgery Registrar Match. For appointments for 2020 these hospitals will include: Austin Health Barwon Health Melbourne Health. Monash Health Peninsula Health Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Western Health An application to this match can be considered an application to all the positions of the hospitals in the match. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be invited to nominate as many or as few preferences as they wish for the hospitals in the match. An applicant's ranking in the match will be based on a combination of their CV, referee reports, on the job performance, and interview. Matching will be carried out having regard to the applicant's ranking, and the workforce requirements of: the job position, the Plastic Surgery Unit, and the Health Network.

Western Health are looking for two Unaccredited Plastics Registrars for 3 February 2020 to 31 January 2021.

The Plastic Surgery Unit at Western Health treats patients requiring Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, skin cancer management, head and neck reconstruction, microsurgery, breast reconstruction and peripheral nerve surgery.  Outpatient Clinics are held for adult and paediatric Plastic Surgery with consultant Plastic Surgeons, as well as Dressings clinics led by registrars.

Outpatient and Dressings clinics occur at Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals, with surgery being undertaken across all three campuses - Sunshine (including Joan Kirner), Williamstown and Footscray.

The Plastic Surgery Unit is staffed by 10 VMO Plastic Surgeons and 4 Registrars.  The Registrars include two (2) RACS appointed positions, one (1) general surgery trainee (2 x 6 month rotations), and one (1) Hospital appointed Registrar for a 12 month position in Plastic Surgery.

All applicants must ensure they attach the completed cover letter and CV at the time of submitting the application on-line. Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form (attached) is downloaded and forwarded to your 3 referees for completion. 

The completed Referee Assessment Form is to be returned via email: wh-mwu.enquiries@wh.org.au to Western Health by the closing date, as this is a very important step in the shortlisting process.


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 Mr Wai-Ting Choi
Contact Number 0383456666
Contact Email wai-ting.choi@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Cassandra James
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email cassandra.james@wh.org.au
Closing Date 10/07/2019
Position Description and additional documents Plastics Unaccredited Registrar.pdf
Referee Assessment Form
Application Guide click here to view
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