Consultant O&G - Australian/NZ FRANZCOG required – 90min drive/train to Melbourne, excellent package & Mediterranean climate – Bendigo, Victoria - Australia

Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ref: 4471 Date Posted: Thursday 07 Sep 2017
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  • Fantastic lifestyle in major regional centre only a 90min drive to Melbourne.
  • Enjoy a modern new hospital, in the final stages of a $630 million redevelopment.
  • Direct train services operate between Bendigo and Melbourne every day (express service only 90mins)
  • Excellent remuneration packages from AUD$300 to $330 000+
  • Bendigo has been recognised as child friendly by both UNICEF and UNESCO and has outstanding schools, over 100 playgrounds, indoor and outdoor pools and a great school holiday programs.
  • A variety of fantastic restaurants, great shopping, acclaimed wineries, exciting attractions, glorious streetscapes, wonderful parks and gardens, magnificent heritage buildings, and all with a Mediterranean climate.
  • Due to supervision constraints in the department, this role is only open to candidates who already possess Australian FRANZCOG accreditation

The role and department

You will be a Senior Clinician of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialty within the Division of Acute Health, and you will provide the highest standards of Obstetrics and Gynaecology practice and support to the medical education effort in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Women’s & Children’s Services at Bendigo Health provides care to women and children from across the Loddon Mallee region. This service comprises Women’s Clinics, Maternity Unit, Special Care Nursery and Children’s Ward and offers a number of antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care options including midwifery led antenatal care and obstetric care. The service is supported by Lactation Consultants, Maternity Support Clinicians, Social Workers, Midwifery Home Care, Paediatric Homecare and an active education team. The staff work as a team with midwives, senior VMO’s, staff specialists and junior medical staff in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The Maternity Service is a Level 5 Service in the Victorian State-wide Capability Framework for Maternity and Neonatal Services which means care for women and babies from 32 weeks gestation.

There are approximately 1400 births per annum in the maternity service which offers women’s clinics, antenatal/postnatal area, high and low risk birth suites and an 8 bed level 4 special care nursery. Midwives clinics and MAMTA midwives (caseload) are offered as an option of care to women who book in to this facility.The Gynaecology Department is linked to both Women's and Children's and Surgical Services providing both inpatient and outpatient care for the women of Bendigo Health.

Due to supervision constraints in the department, this role is only open to candidates who already possess Australian FRANZCOG accreditation. 

The Hospital

Bendigo Health is a leading healthcare provider in regional Victoria, known for its high level of professionalism and its engagement with the community. With more than 3500 staff Bendigo Health has over 650 beds which treats over 42,000 in-patients, attends to 50,000 emergency cases and delivers approximately 1350 babies each year. In addition they have a 20 bed intensive care unit, an 80-bed integrated psychiatry facility and 11 operating theatres where almost 13,000 surgical procedures are performed annually.

The new Bendigo Hospital Project, due for completion in June 2018 is the largest regional hospital development in Victoria. It has delivered a world-class regional hospital incorporating the latest design and technology solutions, in a tranquil and caring environment.

The new facility features:  372 inpatient unit beds, 72 same-day acute beds, an 80-bed integrated psychiatric inpatient unit (including a parent-infant unit), 11 operating theatres, a helipad, a regional integrated cancer centre, a multi-deck carpark, a 100-place childcare centre,,a 128-room accommodation hotel, an affordable accommodation hub with 15 short-stay units, a conference facility plus retail shops and cafes.

The Location

Bendigo is a vibrant contemporary regional centre offering a relaxed lifestyle with all the convenience of a city.

Bendigo has been recognised as child friendly by both UNICEF and UNESCO and has outstanding schools (both public and private), over 100 playgrounds, indoor and outdoor pools and a great school holiday programs.

It’s a great location enjoying a Mediterranean climate. There are a variety of fantastic restaurants, great shopping, acclaimed wineries, exciting attractions, glorious streetscapes, wonderful parks and gardens, magnificent heritage buildings, and best of all - a great lifestyle. The city celebrates a wide variety of annual cultural events and festivals of all types, including arts, film and comedy festivals.

Wide streets lined by opulent buildings are now interwoven with intriguing laneways and arcades that are home to a new breed of innovators who again delve deep to create a vibrant energy across the city.

Situated in the geographic centre of Victoria and with a population of more than 100,000, it is just 90 minutes from Melbourne with daily train services.

Melbourne itself is probably the hippest and most exciting city in Australia – it is a major cultural, sporting, academic and economic centre. With a large port and international airport, it is a major hub in the Southern Hemisphere.

What can Head Medical do for you?

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Eunan O'Brien

Recruitment Consultant

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