Prior to commencing at SVHM

Congratulations on your new position at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM). We look forward to you joining the St Vincent’s team and hope we can support you in making you feel safe, valued and welcomed to our organisation. 

If anything is unclear or if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us on SVHM.Education.medical@svha.org.au 

Medical Education Team

The St Vincent's Medical Education Team not only assist with organising your Medical Staff Orientation, but are here to support you in your professional development, education and wellbeing.

  • A/Prof Genni Newnham (Director of Pre-Vocational Training and Medical Oncologist)
  • Dr Brendan Morrisey (Supervisor of Intern Training and Deputy Director of Emergency Department)
  • Belinda Healy (Medical Education Coordinator)
  • Erin Sloane and Rachel Green (Medical Education Officers)
  • Claudia Karastamatis (Admin Officer)

Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns about any of the below:

  • Educational opportunities, including weekly education for Interns and Pre-Vocational JMS
  • Professional development and career progression advice
  • Assistance with matters of concern (e.g. supervision, support, educational opportunities) while at SVHM and/or secondment
  • Wellbeing
  • General concerns that you aren't sure how to escalate through other means 

ID Swipe Badge

You will receive your ID badge or a completed ID badge request form during orientation.

If you need additional access to areas such as the bike cage, or breast-feeding room, this can easily be added in person at Security on the Fitzroy campus. 

Security is located on the left-hand side as you enter the glass doors into the Emergency Department waiting room.

ID Swipe Badge

You will receive your ID badge or a completed ID badge request form during orientation.

If you need additional access to areas such as the bike cage, or breast-feeding room, this can easily be added in person at Security on the Fitzroy campus. 

Security is located on the left-hand side as you enter the glass doors into the Emergency Department waiting room.

Parking & Transport

Those who enjoy a more active commute will be pleased to know that swipe access bike cages are available at Fitzroy Campus in Car Park 1, underneath Building A, and Car Park 2 on Fitzroy Road. Please note, there are currently no lockable bike storage facilities at other SVHM sites. 

Staff are highly encouraged to make use of the multiple public transport options available, including: train, tram and bus.

Please click here for all Parking & Transport information. 

Casual Parking Application Form

Campus Maps 

Please click here to view a campus maps. For additional Campus Information click here.

N95 Fit Testing

It is a requirement that you are fit-tested within the 12 months prior to commencing at SVHM. As patient facing staff, you are required to have an annual N95 fit-test. Tests are conducted on Level 6 at St Vincent's on the Park, at 11 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne. You can book an appointment with our fit-testing department by emailing FitTestingSVHM@svha.org.au.

Please be sure to keep a record of your testing results. We do accept test results from other Health Services as well as SVHM. These can be emailed to the above email address.   

Orientation

Hospital Orientation

You will receive information from the Medical Education Team regarding the time and location of Medical Staff Orientation. All new staff, and those returning after a period of more than 12months, are required to attend orientation.

Local Orientation to your Unit

Your Heads of Unit, Term Supervisors and other colleagues will guide you through your local orientation and help you settle into your new Unit. If you are struggling with receiving an appropriate orientation to your new unit, please reach out to the Medical Education Team so we can assist.

IT Details

Our IT Onboarding Team will forward you an automated email that will contain your new SVHM IT credentials, along with a temporary password. You must change this temporary password within 7 days of receipt, otherwise you will require a password recheck.

Please also check your junk inbox as automated emails often end up here.

Mandatory Training

All staff at SVHM have a list of Mandatory Training that is required to be completed with three months of commencing employment. At SVHM we recognise some prior learning from other health services and organisations, and we encourage you to send through your certificate/s of completion so you can be awarded RPL (recognition of prior learning). These topics include:

  • Advanced Life Support Practical Assessment (if completed within the previous 12 months)
  • Basic Life Support Practical Assessment (if completed within the previous 12 months)
  • Hand Hygiene (if completed within the previous 12 months)
  • BloodSafe Clinical Transfusion (if completed within the previous 3 years)
  • NPS Medication Safety Module 
  • NPS Medication Chart Module 
  • NPS Antimicrobial Prescribing Modules 
  • Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Scheme (Online Course - Victorian Department of Health) 
  • SVHM Family Violence - MARAM Foundational and Sensitive Practice Training (Online Course - Victorian Department of Health) 

If you have any certificates of completion supporting the above, please forward to the Mandatory Training Team: SVHM.Education.mandatorytraining@svha.org.au 

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