Make a difference supporting a huge regional area with this challenging and rewarding retrieval opportunity
- An Emergency Department and Medical Retrieval role
- Join a positive, engaging and collaborative workplace
- Gain exposure to a mix of cases, servicing an area larger than NSW
As an Emergency Medicine Specialist and Medical Retrieval Consultant, this fantastic opportunity will allow you to join a growing service with a positive and collaborative culture. You will be providing high level clinical advice to remote staff managing patients in the community as well as undertaking clinical retrieval shifts. In addition, you will navigate complex logistics and prioritise competing clinical demands on the retrieval service. You will add to a dedicated team and be exposed to many interesting and varied medical cases, in complex cross-cultural environments.
This 186-bed hospital is the specialist referral centre for Central Australia providing services across an area of 1.25 million square kilometres. The hospital provides general specialty services in most areas including day procedure, emergency, intensive care and high dependency, maternity, medical, outpatients, paediatric, surgical and mental health services. The hospital sees 52,000 presentations annually and is experiencing a growth phase with a relatively high admission rate of 30%. You will see a mixed caseload, a large proportion of Indigenous patients, and 15-20% paediatric presentations.
The nearest referral hospitals are some 1,500 kilometres distant. Because of the relative isolation the hospital services must be able to handle most medical situations. The retrieval service is the busiest in the country, with a 26% procedural rate
You will be based one of the largest towns of the Northern Territory. The city is in an area of great scenic beauty with rugged ranges and spectacular gorges in a desert landscape. The town offers air-conditioned shopping centres, a wide range of restaurants, cafes and a cinema complex. There is numerous sporting, recreational and cultural activities to suit both families and individuals.
There is a range of educational facilities and housing costs are equivalent to metro Australia. The town has plenty to offer; its combination of lifestyle, strong economy, and well-connected, friendly multicultural community, makes it a fantastic place to live.
To be successful in your application, you must be a FACEM with AHPRA Specialist Registration or be eligible for registration with fellowship equivalent from a country with a comparable health system. You will have high attention to detail, with excellent time-management, teamwork and communication skills. Previous retrieval experience is highly regarded.