Appointment to Practice





​Epworth Foundation By-Laws​

Epworth HealthCare has over 2500 doctors practicing in a wide variety of specialties across its campuses.

All doctors who practise at Epworth HealthCare are required to undertake a formal accreditation process in accordance with the provisions of the Epworth Foundation By-Laws

All medical professionals should review the By-Laws prior to applying to practise at Epworth and will commit to the provisions of the By-Laws as part of the application process.

Download Epworth Foundation By-Laws PDF

Epworth Doctors C​harter

The Epworth Doctors Charter ​outlines the benefits that Epworth is committed to providing our appointed medial specialists as a part of the Epworth Experience. 

We value the contribution our doctors make in improving the health, wellbeing and experience of every patient and seek to create a supportive professional environment that sustains excellent and productive specialists who are committed and aligned to Epworth. 

The Epworth Doctors Charter​ complements the obligations that you make to Epworth and outlines a number of initiatives that will be progressively developed and monitored across Epworth over 2016-17.​ 

Download Epworth Doctors Charter 2016-17 PDF


Epworth Values and Behaviours


All medical practitioners at Epworth HealthCare must adhere to and support our organisational Values and Behaviours. Further details of professional roles and responsibilities are contained within the Epworth By-Laws (see above).



Specialists interested in in undertaking specialist practice at any Epworth site, are required to discuss their plans and opportunities  with the appropriate site management.

To commence this process, please complete the below Expression of Interest form. Thereafter, you will be contacted by the relevant site management team.


Please note this application represents an Expression of Interest only only and does not guarantee the right to practice at Epworth HealthCare.


Below is a list of Medical Directors per site;

Epworth Eastern, Ms Sherryl Wagstaff, 03 8807 7780​

Epworth Freemasons, Dr Vivek Nigam

Epworth Mental Health, A/Prof Graham Wong, 03 9805 4309

Epworth Rehabilitation, Prof John Olver, 03 9426 8769

Epworth Richmond, Dr Debra O’Brien​, 03 9426 6395​


For queries regarding your Specialist appointment application please email​


Surgical Assistant

Medical Practitioners interested in obtaining surgical assisting privileges at Epworth HealthCare should submit their application by clicking on the link below.


A surgical assistant appointment allows you to undertake surgical assistant duties only.

Medical Practitioners seeking to undertake additional medical care should apply for the appropriate role (specialist or junior medical officer).


Applications take a minimum of 1-2 weeks to be processed, following submission of a complete application and references.

Please note an application does not guarantee the right to practice, applicants must not agree to assist surgeons at Epworth until their application is approved in writing by Epworth.​


For queries regarding your surgical assistant application please email


Junior Medical Staff (Intern, HMO, Registrar, Career Medical Officer)

Application for an appointment to practice as a Junior Medical Staff are only completed if you have a confirmed Epworth appointment or rotation.

If you have a confirmed Epworth appointment or rotation please contact the Junior Medical Workforce Team. Please note this application represents an application only and does not guarantee the right to practice until confirmed in writing by Epworth.

Should you require assistance, please contact the Junior Medical Workforce Team at

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