Careers

HMOs

HMOs have the opportunity to work in one of three dedicated streams (medical, surgical and general), to provide the experience and training to match your career interests.

Western Health actively supports HMOs planning to enter training in all specialties including General Practice.

In 2020 Western Health offered 216 HMO positions.

We offer a breadth of HMO rotations across four 13 week terms, with rotations in each stream including:

Medical

Recruitment into the medical stream enables entry into the Basic Physician Training (BPT) program. This occurs within the framework of the Greater Western Consortium with some rotations to RMH, Ballarat and Albury Wodonga. All medical specialties are available for you to prioritise including:

General Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Oncology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Acute Aged Care, Orthogeriatrics, GEM, Addiction medicine, ICU, Neurology, Palliative Care, Dermatology

Surgical

General Surgery, Plastics, ENT, Breast, Endocrine, Upper GI & Hepatobilliary, Urology, Vascular, Thoracic, Neurosurgery, Oral & Maxilofacial, Orthopaedics, Perioperative Medicine, Anaesthetics

General

Anaesthetics, Emergency, Paediatric Emergency, O&G, Paediatrics, ICU, Psychiatry, Aged Care/Rehab, General Medical, Speciality Medical, Radiology, Electronic Medical Record

 

Western HMOs are supported by dedicated staff from the Medical Education Unit, with unit specific weekly education on each rotation and dedicated weekly HMO teaching in most units. A small number of HMOs rotate externally for terms including Paediatrics in Mildura and Melton, Psychiatry in Werribee, and ED in Williamstown.

"I came to Western Health for internship and have really appreciated the camaraderie and support amongst junior doctors here. There is a strong culture of improvement at Western and lots of opportunities for doctors to have their voice heard. I'm doing BPT1 this year, and am really enjoying the ward based teaching from registrars and consultants. I also love getting involved with teaching and mentoring interns and medical students."

Dr Sonia Srinivasan HMO2

Applying for HMO positions at Western Health:

Nominate your preferred stream when applying (only one application is required even if you are interested in multiple streams).

General & Surgical Streams

HMO2s in the general and surgical streams are recruited via the PMCV match – applications must be made to both the PMCV and Western Health.

  1. PMCV application: Refer to the PMCV website, and register for the PMCV HMO Match. Applications open: 2020 dates TBC.
    and also
  2. Western Health application: Apply via our careers website, complete our online application form and upload your CV and cover letter. Applications open 9th June 2020 and close 20th July 2020.

HMO3s and above in the general and surgical streams are recruited directly by Western Health.

  1. Western Health application only: Apply via our careers website, complete our online application form and upload your CV and cover letter. Applications open 9th June and close 20th

Medical (BPT) Stream

HMOs in the BPT medical stream are recruited via the PMCV match – applications must be made to both the PMCV and Western Health.

  1. PMCV application: Refer to the PMCV website, and register for the PMCV BPT Match. Applications open: 2020 dates TBC.
    and also
  2. Western Health application: Apply via our careers website, complete our online application form and upload your CV and cover letter. Applications open 9th June 2020 and close 20th July 2020.

Senior HMO positions

A small number of Senior HMO positions are appointed directly by individual departments. These are generally 6-12 month terms suitable for PGY3+ doctors. Please contact our Medical Workforce Unit if you would like further details.

Critical Care (Anaesthetics): 6-12 months

Emergency Medicine: 6-12 months

Paediatrics (Neonatal Services): 6-12 months

O&G: 6-12 months