Critical Care HMO3

Important Contacts

Yvette O’Brien – Intensivist, ICU Department

Craig Ironfield – Anaesthetist, Anaesthetics department

Jacqueline Maplesden – Emergency Physician, Emergency Department

Dr Neil Cunningham – Director of Medical Workforce Planning -

Catherine Carbery - Director of Operations, Medical Workforce -

Sarah Ritoli – Recruitment Advisor, Junior Medical Staff –

Medical Workforce Recruitment –


Important Dates 

  • Hospital Medical Officer 3, Anaesthetics - Commencing February, 2024 - Applications are closed. 
  • Hospital Medical Officer 3, ICU - Commencing February, 2024 - Applications are closed.
  • Hospital Medical Officer 3, Emergency - Commencing February, 2024 - Applications are closed. 

Working at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

St Vincent’s has a strong reputation and is committed to supporting and fostering postgraduate training.

HMO3 - Critical Care Stream at SVHM

St Vincent’s has a strong reputation and is committed to supporting and fostering postgraduate training. The early postgraduate years are designed to provide exposure to your selected discipline and allow you to decide on a career pathway. We aim to tailor your rotations to your critical care career choice in Intensive Care, Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine.

Medical Education

St. Vincent's has a strong commitment to supporting our doctors in postgraduate training. Training programs are coordinated by the Prevocational Supervisor, Supervisors of Physician and Surgical Training and the Medical Education Officer. Education programs include a comprehensive medical orientation program on commencement, weekly lunchtime education sessions on a range of topics specific to junior medical staff and weekly grand rounds. Medical Education is located in the St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical Education and Simulation Centre, providing opportunities to utilise the laboratory, simulation and other facilities for clinical skills education.

Rotations and Roster Allocations

Each candidate who has accepted an offer of employment for the upcoming clinical year has the opportunity to list any rotation preferences, leave requests and any other requirements prior to the upcoming allocation being finalised.

Attempts will be made to accommodate special requests within the rosters i.e. annual leave for major personal events, rotation allocation based on training and conference leave etc., however please be aware not all requests will be able to be facilitated.

The Critical Care stream offers rotations tailored to suit those intending to pursue a career in Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine or Intensive Care.

The rotations available in this steam and year level are:

  • Anaesthetics – St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Anaesthetics – Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Emergency – St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Emergency – Warrnambool & District Base Hospital
  • Intensive Care – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Intensive Care – Epworth Hospital - Richmond
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Werribee Mercy Hospital

Application Process


As part of your application, please ensure you include the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for application to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and any particular speciality interest you may have.
  • Your CV (the PMCV template is recommended and includes a photograph).
  • Any other documentation requested as part of the application (in many cases, we may ask you to fill in a preference form, listing your stream/specialty preferences)
  • References: We may ask for referee reports to be included as part of the application, alternatively, will discuss the possibility of contacting your referees post interview.


  • Applicants who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview via either email or a Trybooking link.
  • You will be interviewed by a panel of doctors selected based on your preferred stream/s and specialisation/s.
  • Interviews will be approx. 15 minutes long and will consist of both clinical and behavioural based questions.


If you are new to SVHM or have not worked at SVHM in the previous 12 months, you will be required to attend an Orientation prior to your commencement. Orientation is held on the first Monday of the new term. You will be contacted by SVHM Education & Learning inviting you to Orientation and providing you with further details about your commencement. If you are not commencing around a new clinical term date, you will be contacted by either the Medical Workforce Unit, or Medical Education Officer to arrange an alternative.

Expression of Interest

If there are no current positions listed that match your area of interest or you are looking to apply outside the regular clinical year cycle, we encourage you to register an expression of interest and join our Talent Community. 

Please click here to register your interest in future roles at SVHM.