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Provide specialist care to public and private patients in this major referral hospital

  • Significant redevelopment positioning the service as an innovative leader
  • Aid in the development of junior medical staff
  • Thriving regional city based near the scenic Macquarie River

The Position

As an Emergency Medicine Specialist, you will provide professional specialist medical care to all public and private patients who attend the department, including paediatric presentations. Working alongside the Director of Emergency Medicine, you will assist with the provision of clinical leadership and professional supervision for all medical staff in the department, including being available as a teaching and resource person to medical students and junior staff. You will be involved in delivering the highest quality of clinical care including assisting with future planning and the quality improvement program.

The Hospital

This major referral hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialties and has the largest geographical catchment area of any service in NSW. With newly opened surgical services and maternity building, a brand new Emergency Department is also due to open in 2019. The current Emergency Department has over 30,000 presentations per annum with a 23% admission rate and a 30% paediatric case load. It is also a department accredited for 6 months advanced training with ACEM. It is the busiest Emergency Department in Western NSW and holds a working partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, providing physicians with experience in retrieval medicine. Overall, the hospitals capacity and service capability will be optimised through the significant redevelopments currently underway. The Emergency and Critical Care departments will undergo significant expansion, including a brand-new coronary care unit. 

The Location

This thriving regional city is home to 55,000 residents and the total catchment area has a population of roughly 120,000 people. It is a popular tourist destination given its central location only just over four hour's drive from Newcastle, Sydney and Canberra. It offers a great range of attractions from bird watching at nature reserves to animal spotting at the safari park, or cycling the local tracks to canoeing or kayaking down the scenic Macquarie River. There is a good range of schooling options for all ages including a significant array of private schools and preschool and tertiary facilities. There is also a great range of properties available for rent or purchase.

This area is a popular choice for those yearning for a better work-life balance and quality of life. Couples and families are making the change from the fast paced and crowded city life, to this progressive regional town finding they have more time, space and fresh air to enjoy on their time off. 

Essential Criteria

As a FACEM with specialist AHPRA registration you will have clinical experience in hospital emergency medicine within the last two years. Alternatively, you will be eligible for registration and have experience from a comparable health care country.

If you are looking for a lifestyle change and want to experience an innovative and supportive work culture, do not hesitate to get in contact.