Surgical HMO 2

A/Prof Andrew MacIsaac – Chief Deputy Medical Officer

Mr Michael Hii – Pre SET - Surgical Training Supervisor

Laura Tetaz – JMS Recruitment Administrator –

Sophie Dawson – JMS Recruitment Administrator –

Important Dates: 

2020 Advertising open date: Monday 10 June 2019 

2020 Advertising close date: Monday 22 July 2019

Job Posting: A link to the job advert will be posted here once the advertising goes live.

Interview dates: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email. Interviews will take place between July and September 2019.

How to Apply

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 terms for your further surgical career; in particular we aim to allow you to fulfil all pre-requisites for SET training. We have a surgical mentor and a SET surgical supervisor who is available to discuss that.

We have terms available at other territory hospitals and rural hospitals in all specialty areas. We are looking for highly motivated HMO’s who are interested in a career in surgery.

Check the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Website:

St Vincent’s has a strong commitment and reputation in supporting and fostering postgraduate training.

What do we look for in a potential St Vincent’s employee?

An ideal candidate is one who expresses and demonstrates a desire to train at St Vincent’s, as well as demonstrates academic, clinical and personal traits that St Vincent’s would find desirable in a potential employee/trainee. We look for good people as well as potentially good clinicians. We believe the more developed, mature and rounded a trainee is, the better this will be for our organisation.

Attributes include:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • A holistic approach to patient care
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Good theoretical Knowledge
  • Evidence of interest in academic pursuits including research

Consistency in all or strength in some will enable potential candidates to meet St Vincent’s selection criteria All our HMO positions are subject to the state-wide computer matching process, conducted by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV). All HMO posts are allocated in Victoria through this HMO Matching HMO eligibility and matching to all the hospitals in Victoria is governed by PMCV in conjunction with the Victorian Government funding body, Department of Health. Refer to PMCV guidelines and website for full details

Application Process

Application is online via St Vincent’s Workday program.

Applications open Monday 10 June 2019 and close Monday 22 July 2019.  

You will need to register for the Computer Match with – PMCV Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria.  

You will be prompted to attach:

  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for application to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
  • Your CV (the PMCV template is recommended and includes a photograph).

Please contact or if you experience difficulties while applying online.

How Does STV Select its Junior Medical Staff

  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend an interview.
  • The Interview process provides the opportunity to meet the Individuals who are interested in working at St. Vincent’s Hospital. You will be asked questions to seek further information on what we can offer you and whether you will fit the culture of our Organisation
  • Candidates will be shortlisted, and interview date and time will be organized for you to attend. 
  • You will be interviewed by a panel of doctors selected based on your preferred stream/s and specialisation/s.
  • Interviews will be 15 minutes long. 


  • Assessment of academic achievements
  • Interview 
  • Written application
  • References and reasons for wanting to come to St Vincent’s

HMO2 Surgical Rotations

Internal External
Nights Surgical rotations – Peter MacCallum
Cardiothoracic Oncology – Peter MacCallum
ENT General Surgery – Swan Hill
Upper GI Orthopaedics – Warrnambool
Intensive Care Emergency - Warrnambool
Neurosurgery General Surgery - Werribee

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. The Supervisor of Prevocational Training and Medical Education Officer facilitate provide ongoing support to interns throughout the year, and facilitate a mentorship program where interns are matched with a Registrar with similar personal or professional interests.


New staff will commence on Monday 3rd February 2020. You will be contacted by Medical Education to arrange your orientation.