VRGP Adult Internal Medicine - Bairnsdale Regional Health Service

Region: Gippsland

Stream title: VRGP Adult Internal Medicine, East Gippsland

Speciality: Adult Internal Medicine

Health Service Primary location: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Bairnsdale

Secondary location: N/A

Number of positions available: 1

College Accreditation: ACRRM only

Curriculum: ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training – Adult Internal Medicine

Contact name: Lisa James, Medical Workforce Coordinator

Contact email: Lisa.james@brhs.com.au

Position description: VRGP Adult Internal Medicine, East Gippsland

Role/experience to be gained: The Adult Internal Medicine Advanced Skills Training post provides Rural Generalists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to diagnose and manage an extended range of adult internal medical conditions with a greater degree of independence compared to their urban counterparts.

Website link: www.brhs.com.au

Additional statements: 12 months full time or part time, position requires shift work and weekends

VRGP Mental Health - Bendigo

Region: Loddon Mallee

Stream title: VRGP Mental Health – Bendigo

Speciality: Mental Health

Health Service Primary location: Bendigo Health

Secondary location: N/A

Number of positions available: 1

College Accreditation: RACGP & ACRRM

Curriculum: RACGP Advanced Rural Skills Training – Curriculum for Mental Health | ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training – Mental Health

Contact name: Hannah Cole

Contact email: hannah.cole@bendigohealth.org.au

Position description: VRGP Mental Health – Bendigo

Role/experience to be gained: Video- conferencing virtual ward rounds for smaller hospitals in the Loddon Mallee Region where neonates or children are admitted and cared for by VMO GP by GPs with Advanced paediatric skills

Formalised shared care oncology model with Monash Children’s and the Royal Children hospital

Website link: www.bendigohealth.org.au | www.bendigohealth.org.au/gpregistrars

Additional statements:

Must Have a Working with Children’s Check, Immunisations, National Police Check, Registration with Professional Bodies

VRGP Mental Health - Latrobe Regional Hospital

Region: Gippsland

Stream title: VRGP Mental Health - Latrobe

Speciality: Mental Health

Health Service Primary location: Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon

Secondary location, if applicable: Community mental health in an area where the RG trainee plans on working/living once Fellowed

Number of positions available: 1

College Accreditation: RACGP & ACRRM

Curriculum: RACGP Advanced Rural Skills Training – Curriculum for Mental Health | ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training – Mental Health

Contact name: Dr Stuart Thomas, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Training (Psychiatry)

Contact email: Stomas@lrh.com.au

Position description: VRGP Mental Health, Latrobe PD

Role/experience to be gained: The Mental Health Advanced Skills Training provides Rural Generalists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively care for patients with a range of mental health issues in environments where face-to-face support from other professionals is often limited.

Website link: www.lrh.com.au

Additional statements:

  • 12 months full time or part time
  • Must have completed at least 12 months of general practice training in a rural setting
  • Candidates must complete a General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) approved Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training as part of the post.

* Please note this post is subject to accreditation

VRGP Palliative Care - Albury Wondga Health

Region: Hume

Stream title: VRGP Palliative Care – Albury Wodonga Health

Speciality: Palliative Care

Health Service Primary location: Albury Wodonga Health

Secondary location: N/A

Number of positions available: 1

College Accreditation: RACGP & ACRRM

Curriculum: RACGP Advanced Rural Skills Training – Curriculum for Palliative Care | ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training – Palliative Care

Contact name: Ms Linda Moon, Director Medical Workforce

Contact email: medicalworkforceunit@awh.org.au

Position description: VRGP Palliative Care – Albury Wodonga Health

Role/experience to be gained: Palliative Care is an important specialty area for rural and remote General Practitioners. As growth in older populations continues to rise the end-of-life care needs of communities is increasing.

At completion of training, Rural Generalists with Advanced skills in Palliative Care are able to provide both inpatient and community-based Palliative Care services to their communities. Both RACGP and ACRRM recommend that trainees undertaking this advanced skill also obtain the RACP Diploma in Palliative Care.

Website link: www.awh.org.au/for-health-professionals/doctors/registrars

Additional statements: RG AST Trainee rostered to work Monday-Friday.

VRGP Palliative Care - Ballarat

Region: Grampians

Stream title: VRGP Palliative Care - Ballarat

Speciality: Palliative Care

Health Service Primary location: Ballarat Health Service

Secondary location: N/A

Number of positions available:1

College Accreditation:RACGP & ACRRM

Curriculum: RACGP Advanced Rural Skills Training – Curriculum for Palliative Care| ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training – Palliative Care

Contact name: Natasha Clarke

Contact email: medwork@bhs.org.au

Position description: VRGP Palliative Care - Ballarat

Role/experience to be gained: In cooperation with medical, nursing and other health professional staff, the Palliative Care AT/Registrar is responsible for supervising and coordinating the care of patients under the care of the Subacute Service.

The Palliative Care AT/Registrar is expected to gain exposure to a breadth of clinical experience, obtain experience in patient care, and be involved in training and educational activities to develop their knowledge and understanding, and skills and attitudes in the practice of Palliative Care Medicine. As a member of Subacute Medicine team, the Palliative Care AT/Registrar will contribute to the overall performance of the team consistent with Ballarat Health Services Mission, Vision and Objectives.

Website link: www.bhs.mercury.com.au

Additional statements: N/A

VRGP Palliative Care - Goulburn Valley Health

Region: Hume

Stream title: VRGP Palliative Care – West Hume, Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton

Speciality: Palliative Care

Health Service Primary location: Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton

Secondary location: N/A

Number of positions available: 1

College Accreditation: RACGP & ACRRM

Curriculum: RACGP Advanced Rural Skills Training – Curriculum for Palliative Care | ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training – Palliative Care

Contact name: Carla Jewell

Contact email: dlmedadmin@gvhealth.org.au

Position description: VRGP Palliative Care – Goulburn Valley Health

Role/experience to be gained: Palliative Care is an important specialty area for rural and remote General Practitioners. As growth in older populations continues to rise the end-of-life care needs of communities is increasing.

At completion of training, Rural Generalists with Advanced skills in Palliative Care are able to provide both inpatient and community-based Palliative Care services to their communities. Both RACGP and ACRRM recommend that trainees undertaking this advanced skill also obtain the RACP Diploma in Palliative Care.

Website link: www.gvhealth.org.au/careers/medical-employment-and-education

Additional statements: 12 months Full Time

  • In addition to RG Trainees, General practitioners (GPs) looking to build, refresh or develop more specialised and/or a broader range of emergency medicine skills and knowledge to meet the needs of their rural or remote community are encouraged to apply.
  • RG AST Trainee rostered to work Monday-Friday.

VRGP Palliative Care - Latrobe Regional Health/Monash Health

Region: Gippsland

Stream title: VRGP Palliative Care, Latrobe Regional Hospital/Monash Health

Speciality: Palliative Care

Health Service Primary location: Monash Health, Clayton first six months

Secondary location: Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon for second six months

Number of positions available: 1

College Accreditation: RACGP & ACRRM

Curriculum: RACGP Advanced Rural Skills Training – Curriculum for Palliative Care | ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training – Palliative Care

Contact name: Sophie Laurence, General Manager Medical Services

Contact email: Slaurence@lrh.com.au

Position description: Position description is currently unavailable

Role/experience to be gained: The Palliative Care Advanced Skills Training provides Rural Generalists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide quality palliative care medicine in rural and remote communities with a high degree of autonomy.

Website link: www.lrh.com.au

Additional statements:

  • Must have completed at least 12 months of general practice training in a rural setting or third or fourth year of ACRRM Fellowship training
  • Candidates are encouraged to complete the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine as part of the post
  • 12 months full time
  • Position requires shift work and weekends