Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation. An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Secretary to join our Department of General Medicine.

Details of Department The Department of General Medicine is part of the Medical Services Division. It is a large clinical unit that aims to continuously provide expert quality care to inpatients and outpatients of Austin Health. General Medicine admits patients to: its 68 inpatient beds (Wards 7 East and 7 West) Emergency Medicine and Short Stay Unit, which are both located in the Emergency Department Ward 10 on the Repatriation Campus.

The typical General Medical patient has multiple and complex medical problems that require simultaneous management. In addition, General Medicine also cares for patients with single medical problems that require specialist management, but which are not clearly within the domain of other sub-specialties. General Medicine also plays a key role in the supervision of perioperative medical problems.

The Department is staffed by Consultant Physicians in General Medicine, many of whom also have an additional subspecialty qualification such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Renal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Clinical Pharmacology etc. These consultants supervise Advanced and Basic Physician Trainees and more junior doctors to provide comprehensive medical care. The medical staff of General Medicine are also key players in the multi-disciplinary management that characterises modern care of complex medical patients.

Thus, General Medicine consultants will coordinate the contributions of other medical disciplines and work closely with allied health personnel including Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Nutritionists and Care Coordinators. The Department of General Medicine has important roles in research and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and is closely affiliated with The University of Melbourne. Details of position/position requirements The General Medicine Secretary provides secretarial and business support to all areas of the Department of General Medicine at Austin Health, including Personal Assistant duties to the Director of General Medicine.

Are you an administrative wonder, with years of experience in mid-level/senior administrative roles in complex environments? Are you proactive to make sure your Director is a step ahead of his day every day? Can you demonstrate good judgement on sensitive matters? Are you competent in MS Office programs and can work a spreadsheet inside and out? Do you have a mind for records management and can retrieve informati.

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19 Sep 2019


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