Central Bendigo

Current medical opportunities

Bendigo and the central Victoria region has many and varied opportunities for medical personnel.

There are currently openings in obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, general surgery, paediatrics, urology and other specialist craft groups in both hospital and allied health settings.



Rehabilitation Physician Fractional Specialist Bendigo Health (Part time)

Visiting Medical Officer St John of God Bendigo

This position offers…

Public and private practice opportunity with excellent income potential

Opportunity to take a leadership role

Hospital and collegial support

Teaching opportunities

Bendigo Health has a fractional specialist rehabilitation physician role with an opportunity for the successful applicant to also establish a comprehensively supported private practice with St John of God Bendigo Hospital.

Bendigo is a thriving provincial city of over 100,000 people with excellent facilities and amenities just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Forget the traffic snarls; you can be at work within 10 minutes. This is an opportunity to enjoy a challenging clinical and academic career in a location offering the advantages of city life combined with the beauty and freedom of the bush.

Bendigo Health’s Community and Continuing Care Rehabilitation and Geriatric Medicine service provides services to the Loddon Mallee community and a total of 75 inpatient beds. This role has a mix of clinic, inpatient and consultation work. Bendigo Health is involved in establishing a telemedicine service for the region.

There are opportunities for the successful applicant to undertake a leadership role in relation to the new Bendigo Hospital, model of care development and deputising for the Medical Director, Community and Continuing Care.

St John of God Hospital Bendigo is the major regional private hospital servicing central and north central Victoria. They are part of St John of God Health Care, a prominent Catholic health care organisation and Australia's third largest private hospital operator, with 14 acute, rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals, one hospice and pathology and disability services in Australia and New Zealand.

St John of God Hospital Bendigo has 21 inpatient rehabilitation beds, an extensive allied health team and a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility including hydrotherapy.

Academic position opportunities are available through Monash University’s School of Rural Health - Bendigo Regional Clinical School. The school conducts extensive medical student training, including the recently allocated 80 undergraduate places in conjunction with the University of Melbourne.

More information from websites:




Enquiries to:

Dr Michael Brignell

Medical Director, Community and Continuing Care

Bendigo Health

Ph: (03) 5454 9212

Email: mbrignell@bendigohealth.org.au

Dr Debbie Kesper

Director of Rehabilitation Medicine

St John of God Bendigo Hospital

Ph: 0409 424 632

Email: debbie.kesper@sjog.org.au



Emergency Medicine Specialist Added: 24/11/2010 

 Permanent Full Time at Bendigo Hospital

Be a part of the future and work in a dynamic, exciting department which sees over 44,000 diverse attendances each year. Newly upgraded department including an eight-bed short stay unit, state of the art three-bed resuscitation area and fast track area. Equipped with modern monitoring and ventilation equipment and bed-side ultrasound.
Currently accredited by ACEM for 12 months of advanced training and Paediatric log-book. Excellent working relationships with all units, and very well supported by the hospital’s intensive care specialists and anaesthetists, with trainees rotating through all three services. Training is supported by an active teaching programme managed by our DEMT.

Bendigo Health is affiliated with the Bendigo Regional Clinical School, a part of the Monash University School of Rural Health.

Applicants should be legally qualified practitioners, registered or registrable with the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria. They should also hold Fellowship of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine and/or postgraduate qualifications as recognised by the National Specialists Qualification Advisory Committee.

Selection Criteria

Demonstrated clinical ability commensurate with that expected of a specialist emergency physician

Experience working at a senior level in a major Emergency Department.

Demonstrably superior interpersonal and negotiation skills

Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as independently

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective service interactions required in the operation of a busy emergency department

Good understanding of the Victorian Public Health system; in particular the clinical and quality requirements for emergency service delivery

Demonstrated ability to structure and supervise a training program suitable for Registrars in training, and HMOs

Demonstrated ability to further own professional development

Thorough understanding of the relevant legislation pertaining to emergency medicine

Position Reference Number: (27337)
 Please Contact Medical Workforce Unit on (03) 5454 7554 for more information.


Cardiology Registrar – Jan 2012


  • Work in one of Victoria’s largest and most progressive regional municipalities 
  • Excellent salary and employee benefits on offer
  • Gain valuable training and breadth of experience in a busy regional unit

The Hospital

St John of God Hospital Bendigo is a 117-bed private hospital servicing Bendigo and Central Victoria.

The hospital has 4 full-time and 3 part-time cardiologists, with a cardiac catheter laboratory that runs daily and performs up to 1000 cases per year including angiography, acute and elective PCI and an extensive pacing service. The Hospital’s Critical Care/Intensive Care unit treats complex surgical and medical patients as well as offering obstetrics and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.


The Position

As a cardiology registrar, you will be required to manage acute cardiac patients in the 8 bed Critical Care Unit. The Unit is staffed by HMO’s and Specialist Intensivists.

Daily participation in both the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory and the Chest Pain Clinic will be key aspects of this role.  In addition you will be involved in a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the state of the art Cardiac Investigations Unit. This position will involve extensive training for the registrar in relevant procedures (cath lab, echo, TOE). 

The Location

Bendigo is one of Victoria’s largest regional municipalities with a population of a 100,000. It is located in the geographic centre of Victoria. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne by road or rail. It is surrounded by forest and is a great lifestyle choice with excellent educational, sporting, recreational and cultural activities.


  • Be available to commence in January 2012 and commit to a 12 month contract.
  • Have registration with Medical Board of Australia.
  • Have recent experience as a registrar in Cardiology/CCU and General Medicine.

To find out more about this great opportunity and for a copy of the position description and how to apply, please visit our website, www.sjog.org.au/bendigo (Careers) or email Dr Gary Russell (grussell@bendigo.net.au)

Applications close 11th November 2011.





An exciting opportunity exists to establish a busy Gastroenterology Practice in Bendigo; a growing regional centre serving a large sector of Northern Victoria, and with a rapidly developing Medical school.

The new specialist would have the support of all the physicians practising in this discipline.

Additional skills in General Medicine are preferred.

There is the possibility of a sessional appointment in the public sector, and association with the Monash Medical School.

Bendigo Day Surgery has excellent procedural and consulting facilities, and would support and promote a suitable applicant.

For information in confidence contact:

Philip Sutton

Chief Executive Officer

Bendigo Day Surgery


03 5444 3533 / 0488 128 196



Dr Richard Dickinson
My former life in Sydney was frenetic. It was predominately work and there was very little time for my wife and children; in fact, I thought my children only wore pyjamas as it was all I ever seemed to see them wearing! Moving to Bendigo has been rewarding, both personally and professionally. The CVMRT is here to ensure the transition to Central Victoria is smooth.”
Dr Richard Dickinson
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon,


Peter HyettThe Central Victorian Medical Recruitment Taskforce is committed to achieving a well-resourced and sustainable medical workforce in Central Victoria. Executive officer Peter Hyett, a former Bendigo Health board member, newsman and proud Bendigonian, can arrange tours of the region and provide further information.

P +61 00 418 356 503