Goulburn Base Hospital

Goulburn Base Hospital is a secondment hospital in the ACT Network with 100 acute medical, surgical, intensive care and psychiatric beds.

It is about an hours drive from Canberra and 2 hours drive from Sydney.

It has a senior staffed 24 hour emergency department and is affiliated with the Australian National University medical school and JMOs are allocated only to HETI accredited terms.

All JMOs seconded to Goulburn Base Hospital will be provided accommodation near the hospital for the duration of their term if they are already renting in Canberra.

General Medicine

  • Two general medical teams - each team supervised by physicians with sub-speciality interests including gastroenterology, respiratory medicine and cardiology
  • Inpatient workload and opportunity to participate in outpatients if interested
  • JMOs liaise directly with consultants
  • Day to day involvement in the care of ICU patients liaising closely with physicians and anaesthetists
  • Exposure to procedures such as lumbar punctures, pleural aspirations, ascitic taps, bronchoscopies, endotracheal intubation in theatre lists
  • Weekly tutorial sessions
  • Weekly clinical meetings

General Surgery

  • Two general surgical teams covering most general surgical problems
  • JMOs liaise directly with consultants
  • Daily theatre lists
  • Weekly JMO tutorials
  • Exposure to ENT, breast surgery, orthopaedics, urology and colorectal surgery
  • Exposure to endoscopies
  • Exposure to procedures such as suturing, surgical knot tying, insertion of intercostal catheter, plastering

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Contact ACT Health's Medical Officer Support Unit by emailing: tchmosu@act.gov.au or +61 2 6244 2779.