Why Austin Health

Overview

Austin Health is one of Victoria's largest health care providers. Comprising the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Rotal Talbot Rehabilitation, Hospital in the Home and community based health services, Austin Health is an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching, training and research, with numerous university and research institute affiliations.

Austin Health employs in excess if 8,500 staff across its sites, including over 1,300 doctors, and delivers a full range of leading edge clinical services, including several state-wide services (liver transplant, spinal cord injury service, respiratory support service and child inpatient mental health services). In total, Austin Health provides over 900 beds, including mental health, aged care and rehabilitaiton beds and a range of community and in the home services.

During 2017-18, Austin Health managed over 106,000 inpatient admissions, 192,000 outpatient admissions and over 84,000 emergency attendances.

Austin Health prides itself on providing high quality patient care to a diverse multicultural population, a significant veteran community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people along with its local, rural and interstate communities.  

Medical Staff at Austin Health

In 2018, Austin Health had an overall intake of 62 interns. All  interns spend at least four of their five rotations at the Austin Health site. There is also the opportunity for a number of interns to rotate to either Echuca Regional HealthCare or to Mildura HealthCare for one of their five rotations.

Austin Health provides exceptional support to all its junior medical staff. This is particularly evident at the intern level with protected training time each week to attend the intern training sessions which are conducted through the Clinical Education Unit.   The Clinical Education Unit is a first for Victorian Teaching Hospitals, integrating the learning and teaching environments for all types of staff involved in providing patient care.  This integration is expected to lead to better teamwork in the actual work environment and to better outcomes for patients.

The rotations on offer at Austin Health for interns meet all the core requirements for intern training, as well as some unique and popular non-core opportunities. These include rotations in stroke medicine, endocrinology and rheumatology, cardiac surgery, ENT/Head and Neck Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, the Liver Transplant Unit and Radiology.  All rotations provide valuable experience into the work life of some popular specialties, and have assisted in helping clarify career pathways for many of our interns.
The number of intern positions for the 2019 intake of Austin Health interns is expected to remain at 62, unless additional positions are made available through the Department of Health.  If additional positions are made available, the website will be updated to reflect this information.

 

 

Our Values and Vision


Our values guide our behaviour and we will ensure our values underpin all of our actions.

Our actions show we care - We are inclusive and considerate. We appreciate one another, always listening and interacting with compassion.

We bring our best - We are guided by the needs of our patients, bringing commitment, integrity and energy to everything we do. We are passionate about delivering excellence.

Together we achieve - Our culture of collaboration means we work openly with our people, our community and beyond to achieve great outcomes.

We shape the future - Through research, education and learning we innovate, exploring new opportunities that will change health care for the better.

 

VISION

Austin Health will be renowned for
excellence and outstanding leadership in
healthcare, research and education.