Position Details
Reference Number 34975
Position Title Consultant Ophthalmology Surgeon
Employment Type Fractional
Location Sunbury Day 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

The Ophthalmology Unit at Western Health is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Consultant Ophthalmology Surgeon to join the team. This role will provide high quality clinical care to the patients Western Health services, to supervise and train Junior Medical Staff, and support Western Health Strategic Priorities. The role includes on-call and theatre lists and is supported by a Surgical Liaison Nurse who coordinates and oversees the management of the units elective booking lists.

Essential Criteria:

  • Medical qualification
  • Current Australian medical registration
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons
  • Relevant clinical experience and clinical competence required for level of position
  • Experience in the support and supervision of Junior Medical Staff
  • Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team
  • Effective organisational skills, with respect to time management and delegation
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Displays and expresses a high level of ethics in regards to patients, colleagues and the organisation
  • Demonstrates skill and maturity in problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrates ability to make decisions and support rationale, clearly communicate decisions to relevant parties
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient, institutional and employee information
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Analyses own performance in accordance with position expectations. Develops goals and implements a plan to meet those goals. Maintains and own knowledge and skills
  • Participates in and contributes to committees, teams and projects in keeping with the organisation’s strategic goals
  • Seeks out and is receptive to feedback from co-workers at all levels for the purpose of growth in the role.


  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Knowledge of health issues in relation to Western Health’s catchments
  • Acknowledgement of Western Health strategic themes


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 John McKenzie
Contact Number 83456684
Closing Date 19/07/2019
Position Description Consultant Ophthalmology Surgeon PD Jan 2019.docx
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