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Director of Emergency Medicine

Be involved in direct hands-on critical care as well as clinical leadership, service improvement and education

  • Establish yourself in a leadership role with NSW Health
  • Influence the future of the department including new models of care
  • Opportunity for a conjoint University role in and area with excellent education
The Position
As the Director of Emergency Medicine you will provide direct clinical care in the emergency department as well as providing clinical leadership, service improvement, incident management, audit of practice and education to CMO and more junior medical staff or students. You will utilise your ability to be a skilled communicator, educator and natural leader.

As the only FACEM in the department, you will be well supported by a close-knit and experienced team of Senior Career Medical Officers, and developing Senior Residents. The department is not currently accredited for ACEM training purposes presenting you with an opportunity to drive the development and direction of the service. In addition, there is the opportunity for a conjoint University appointment for an interested candidate.

The Hospital
A $60 million hospital redevelopment is currently in the construction stage, with completion expected in 2018. It will deliver a new four-storey building adjoining the existing hospital, including a new emergency department, inpatient ward, four operating theatres and a critical care unit.

The current facility services a local community of 30,600 and a referral community of 55,200. It has 99 beds with a 22-bed surgical ward. The hospital provides a wide range of services including general medicine, surgery, day surgery, obstetrics, and gynaecology, paediatric, rehabilitation, anaesthetics, intensive care, and emergency. The emergency department sees approx. 13,000 presentations p.a.

The Location
You will be based in a dynamic, modern, and progressive city and a major regional service centre with an easy-going lifestyle and a strong economy. This region offers a diversity of outdoor activities from bushwalking in the vast and spectacular gorge country, to trout and fly fishing, or horse riding. Known for its beautiful, tree lined streets and magnificent autumn colours, you can also enjoy alfresco cafes, impressive architecture and a thriving arts and cultural environment.

There is a long-established university and three large private schools, each providing a level of education comparable to any capital city in Australia. There is a variety of affordable housing options and a wealth of opportunities for local employment.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FACEM and specialist registration with AHPRA. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.


With a motivated and energetic personal drive, you will enjoy the opportunity to shape the emergency medicine department. Apply now or contact Emma Gough today on +61 28353 9042 or at egough@wave.com.au.

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