Medical Orientation

WELCOME!

The Bendigo Emergency Department welcomes you and is pleased to provide you with this information to orientate you to the department.

We are a friendly, hard working bunch and we welcome you to our team.

Please make sure you read all of the sections on the left under medical orientation.  If there are any questions or queries that are not answered here then feel free to ask any of the ED senior staff.

Nursing and Medical staff are encouraged to read each others orientation - there is some great information in both packages.

After having read through the Orientation material here, you are required to acknowledge completion of this task via email to ED Admin Support Jack Shipp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before your orientaion or first shift.

Interns

Intern orientation occurs at 0800 on the first Monday of each rotation (except the first when it is on the preceding Friday).

Dr Wolfgang Merl is the Emergency Department intern term supervisor.

Intern Orientation Schedule

HMOs

If you have worked in Bendigo ED before then you only need to re-read the orientation manual and send an acknowledgement form back to Jack Shipp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have not worked in Bendigo ED before then a 2 hour orientation to the department is compulsory before your first shift.  This may take some planning if your first shift is part of the way during a week, are on leave at the beginning of your term or are commencing relieving half way through a term.  There will always be a 2 hour oreintation session at the beginning of each of the 4 HMO rotations.  If you cannot make it to one of these then you should attend the first 2 hours of one of the intern orientation sessions.

Skills refresher: You are also welcome to attend the last 3 hours of an intern orientation session if you need a refresher in plaster application, eye assessment and slit lamp use, soft tissue injury management or suturing.  It is compulsory to attend one of these sessions if you have not worked in an Australian ED before.

Registrars

There will be 2 hours of orientation at the beginning of each registrar term on Monday morning at 0800.  You are expected to attend this only if you are new to the department.  In addition to the medical orientation sections, you should also read the registrar orientation to the left.  You also must send the acknowledgement form back prior to this.

There will be further orientation and induction on the first registrar teaching session on Thursday morning at 0800.