In May 2019 the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s (JKWC) at Sunshine Hospital opened. This 9 Level, purpose built facility provides maternity, gynaecology, paediatric and newborn care. Six months post our move the demand for our services continues to increase. To respond to this growth we are constantly considering ways to develop and expand our clinical services and work in partnership across the sector to build capability, capacity and meet our Best Care aims.
Building on existing general practitioner (GP) positions within the antenatal service in the JKWC, we seek to appoint enthusiastic GPs who would like to provide antenatal care within our team based model and build upon existing skills in a supportive multidisciplinary environment. We provide antenatal care within multidisciplinary teams comprising specialist obstetricians and trainees, midwives, obstetric physicians, endocrinologists, diabetic nurse educators and dietitians. Each team clinic occurs on a set day per week with a team lunchtime meeting which serves to support the multidisciplinary approach to care within a supportive environment.
For applicants who aim to obtain the certificate in Women’s Health we offer further supervision and support.
So if you are excited by this opportunity and you have the desired attributes, outlined below for this role we want to meet you:
- Recent experience in the provision of routine antenatal care in hospital and/or extensive general practice shared maternity care experience.
- Experience in the support and supervision of Junior Medical Staff
- Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team
All the details can be accessed at westernhealth.mercury.com.au
Applicants will be asked to provide a cover letter highlighting all previous clinical experience in Women’s Health and their motivation to apply for this position. If there is a desire to obtain the certificate in Women’s Health it is important applicants explain what their future goals are. Positions will be awarded based on the information provided in the cover letter, a CV and an interview.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Western Health. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.