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Deputy FEMO (Metropolitan) | Field Emergency Medical Officer

St Vincent's Hospital

  • Fixed term, part time position available for 6 months (1.75 HPW)
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging

About the Role
Under the direction of the Executive Manager of the FEMO Program, the role is in the FEMO Program funded by the Department of Health (DoH) and is a key component of the overarching State Health Emergency Response Plan. It is intended that the FEMO take a lead role in the provision of responsive emergency prehospital medical care in the event of a mass casualty event. The Deputy FEMO position is available to assist in resourcing due to prolonged FEMO Program activation or when staffing becomes compromised by staff furloughing or extended leave.

In the event of a mass casualty incident:

  • In consultation with the Incident Health Commander (IHC) and Field Emergency Medical Coordinator (FEMC), determine the appropriate receiving hospital(s)
  • Provide clinical strategic advice to the HC
  • Provide advanced medical and clinical advice to paramedics
  • Assess the need for the activation of Victorian Medical Assistance Team(s) (VMAT(s))
  • Provide advanced medical care to casualties, as part of a forward medical team function

Classifications for this position will be dependent on years of Specialist experience.

Your Contribution

  • Legally qualified medical practitioner in Australia
  • Relevant medical specialist qualifications, e.g. FACEM, FANZCA, FCICM, with ongoing clinical currency
  • Currently fulfilling the requirements of a formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • A current Victorian Driver’s licence.
  • Understanding of medical practices as specifically applied to emergency response and management incidents and a demonstrated knowledge of current developments in the field
  • Knowledge of Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine principles
  • Current National criminal history check

What we offer

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Staff Health Centre
  • CBD Location, close to Public Transport and close to lots of car parks
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation
  • Career development & advancement encouraged
  • Culture of continuous improvement

About the FEMO Program
The program is funded by the Department of Health, to provide responsive emergency prehospital medical input in the event of a mass casualty event. The Program is a key component of the over-arching State Health Emergency Response Plan (SHERP). This job is based at St Vincent’s Fitzroy, Victoria.

Working at St Vincent’s
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services and is driven by values of Compassion, Justice, Integrity and Excellence.


Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.

Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

This position is subject to a Victorian government direction regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Successful applicants must meet these vaccination requirements. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

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General PractitionersSt Vincent's Hospital
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number JR121337
Classification General Practitioners
Sub Classification General Practitioners
Job Type Temporary/Part-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 11-02-2022

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