Emergency Medicine Consultant

Work with a cohesive team and have a positive input into the future of the department

  • 55,000 presentations seen annually
  • Newly appointed FACEM's encouraged to apply
  • Affordable alternative to Melbourne with a similar cultural vibe
The Position
As an Emergency Medicine Consultant you will primarily be responsible for the provision of high quality clinical care to the patients presenting to the Emergency Department. Along with managing your own patients you will also actively take part in the supervision and teaching of registrars, junior doctors and students and lead by quality example. You will join a cohesive team where you will show a strong interest in the future of the department and have a positive input in to its development.  You will find a well-balanced roster which supports the need for non-clinical time.

The Hospital
This public hospital offers a comprehensive range of specialist care across key medical and healthcare disciplines, including acute and sub-acute care, residential aged care, community care, psychiatric services and rehabilitation services.

As for the Emergency Department itself, it has seen strong growth in recent years with patient attendances now around 55,000 per year. With an increase in ATS Category 2 and 3 patients there is now a higher admission rate of around 21%. As for Paediatric cases, this makes up around 28% of all presentations. Accredited with the ACEM for 12 months of advanced training, there are a number of Emergency Department certificate and diploma candidates working within the health service.

The Location
Situated 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and seen as an affordable alternative, this city has experienced rapid growth and currently has a population of over 95,000 people. It is a city which has a lot to offer, with a relaxed demeanour and a real sense of community. There is a thriving music and arts community plus trendy cafes and bars, much like those found in Melbourne. There are activities for all the family to enjoy such as an animal sanctuary, a medieval theme park and a gold rush experience or sports facilities to cater for all interests.

You will find education options are some of the best in regional Victoria with public and private, primary and secondary options as well as child care facilities. As for housing you can choose from established houses, vacant blocks to build on or farm land and forest acreage just 15 minutes out of town.

Essential Criteria
To be eligible for this position you must hold Fellowship with the Australian College of Emergency Medicine as well as AHPRA General Specialist Registration, alternatively you will be eligible for specialist registration with experience from a comparable health care system. Those who have recently completed their fellowship certificates are also encouraged to apply. 

If you are seeking a career which offers you a real chance to develop the future of the department in a location which is also further developing, why not find out more?