Grampians Health- Ballarat are currently seeking applications for an Accredited Registrar within the Obstetrics & Gynaecology department for the 2024 Clinical Year.
This role of the Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is to provide clinical support to the service across all elements of patient care, and to enable the individual to progress their training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It is suitable for RANZCOG trainees in level 5 or 6 of their training, post written and oral examinations.
- Clinical management of O&G patients at both outpatient and inpatient levels and the supervision of and adequate documentation of their clinical care. This will be under the supervision of consultant staff.
- Provide leadership for the registrars and contribute via paid clinical support time for unit activities such as organising HMO and registrar education.
- Attendance at ante-natal and gynaecology outpatients and labour ward as rostered.
- Effective liaison with midwifery and other nursing staff, general practitioners and other medical staff, to ensure a high standard of clinical care.
- Provide assistance at theatre as required for Gynaecology and Obstetric patients; and undertake surgical procedures under supervision.
- Initiate, implement and monitor management of patients under indirect Consultant supervision, incorporating the appropriate testing and investigation.
- Thoroughly and promptly record in the medical record clinical encounters, in an appropriate and ongoing manner, from the initial assessment, treatment, clinical progress and investigations.
- Counsel and support patients and their families as required.
- Participation in the Registrar on call Roster after hours/weekends.
- As a representative of the Hospital and the Medical Profession, present an appearance and demeanour of professionalism at all times.
- Continually update and extend personal medical knowledge and skills, regularly attend Clinical Meetings.
Goals and Objectives
- Teach competency in the management of normal labour and peri-partum care to junior staff when working in a team including competency in analysing partograms, cardiotocographs, and parameters of labour.
- Consolidate competency in more complex antenatal care delivery with the competency to detect abnormalities and high-risk factors and to deal with appropriately.
- Consolidate ability to detect early warning signs of abnormal obstetric situations during labour.
- Perform complex procedural skills, e.g., caesarean and instrumental deliveries, repair of minor and major perineal tears, minor gynaecology procedures. Develop and consolidate competency in general major gynaecology procedures.
- Assist or perform under supervision subspecialty gynaecological procedures including gynaeoncology and urogynaecology.
- Expand and consolidate understanding of common gynaecological presentations and diseases and how there are managed.
- Show due sensitivity to the special needs of an individual patient and family such as might arise in relation to a stillbirth, the birth of a child with congenital illness, emotional distress, psychosocial disorder, communication difficulties or ethnic beliefs.
- Present a concise and cohesive overview of a patient’s management, focusing on the relevant issues and drawing together salient findings. This includes the ability to be able to present effectively over the telephone to consultants for advice.
- Maintain networks with the various health professionals in the management of each patient and play an active role in the multi-disciplinary Heath Care Team. This also includes health services available outside of the Hospital, especially those GPs undertaking “shared care Obstetrics".
Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city. Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping. Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.
For further information please contact:
Dr Natasha Frawley,
Clinical Director Women's and Children's Services
[email protected], or mobile 0437 211 635
All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance, Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.