At Echuca Regional Health, we not only offer excellent career opportunities, but also an extensive array of education, training, mentoring and professional development programs. Read on below to look at the range of options.
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A day in the life of a junior doctor
Echuca Regional Health Tour 2020
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How to apply
If you are eligible to apply for an intern position, you must first register with PMCV. Once the application process opens you will then need to apply directly to our Health Service. All applications must be submitted online via the Echuca Regional Health e-mercury website.
Internship at ERH
Intern positions – 5 positions (2021)
Interns rotate through the following terms:
- Emergency Medicine at ERH (mandatory)
- General Surgery at ERH (mandatory)
- General Medicine at ERH (mandatory)
- Rehabilitation, Aged Care, Palliative Care Medicine (RAP) at ERH (non-core)
- General Practice Placement based at Echuca Moama Family Medical Practice (non-core)
The ERH ED has over 25,000 presentations per year. Supervision and support is provided by Emergency Medicine Physicians, GP Visiting Medical Officers, ED senior staff and GP accredited ACEM Registrars. Visiting FACEMs from Bendigo Health Care also enhance the learning experience.
ERH has a team of general surgeons and other proceduralists led by the Director of Surgery. In this term interns work directly with senior staff, supported by a SET surgical registrar (on rotation from Austin Health) and a surgical HMO. Scheduled theatre time as first assistant, management of surgical ward patients and first assessment of patients referred for surgical review is expected.
Core General Medicine for interns involves rotating time with the two Medical Units and as part of the Admitting Medical Team. Supervised in a HMO/BPT registrar/GP VMO/physician structure the Medicine department is overseen by of Dr Freya Hildebrand (who has particular interest in respiratory medicine. Visiting physician consultants also contribute to patient care on the medical units.
Rehabilitation, Aged Care, Palliative Care Medicine (RAP)
The RAP service is a multidisciplinary service where the intern works with a dedicated PGY2/3 under the supervision of a specialist Rehabilitation physician. Patient mix includes: acute rehab (post-op joint replacement, post acute stroke), Geriatric Evaluation & Management (GEM) for management of complex geriatric issues (both inpatient and outpatient streams), transitional care program (TCP) the slowest steam for decisions around disposition to home vs residential care and lastly, Palliative Care for either symptom management or end-of-life care.
General Practice at Echuca Moama Family Medical Practice
Award winning Echuca Moama Family Medical Practice (EMFMP) trains medical students and junior doctors in the community and GP setting. Interns gain understanding and competence in rural general practice using best practice guidelines. Exposure extends from paediatrics to geriatrics and includes office-based procedures (e.g. cervical screening test, lesion excision, plastering). EMFMP GPs work as medical staff at ERH, including general medicine, emergency, obstetrics, anaesthetics and surgery.
Acting Executive Director Medical Services: Dr John Gallichio
Director of Clinical Training: Dr Kathryn (Kate) Schultz
Director of Education: Dr Catherine Lees
Medical Workforce Unit Manager: Sidd Jyothi
Medical Workforce Unit Coordinator: Leaine Forbes
Dr James’ Story
Dr Shannah’s Story
Dr Miranda Psychiatry Trainee https://vimeo.com/410909126
Dr James BPT 2020 https://vimeo.com/410909126
Dr Tiffany GP Registrar https://vimeo.com/410909126
Dr Angela 2020 Intern https://vimeo.com/411628126
Dr Georgia 2020 Intern https://vimeo.com/411301230
Dr Matthew 2020 Intern https://vimeo.com/411301230
Medical Workforce Unit
Echuca Regional Health
226 Service Street, Echuca, Victoria 3564
P 03 5485 5041
F 03 5485 5052
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