Emergency Medicine Consultant

A FACEM role with a difference - join an exciting and innovative health service

  • Lead by quality example as you supervise junior staff
  • 42,000 varied presentations seen annually
  • Based in a town that offers plenty of activities for the whole family
The Position
As an Emergency Medicine Consultant you will be able to manage your own patients whilst also using your prior experience and knowledge to bring the best for the future of the department. You will offer supervision and training to registrars, junior medical officers and students and you will lead by quality example. With a positive and dedicated outlook, you will help provide the highest quality of clinical care to all patients presenting to the department. You will join a cohesive and supportive team consisting of Specialists, Senior Medical Officers, Registrars and Juniors.

The Hospital
The hospital has 230 beds and services an immediate and surrounding area population of roughly 250,000 people. As the regional referral centre for emergency services, the Emergency Department has approximately 42,000 attendances each year with an admission rate of 25%. In this role you will be exposed to a great variety of clinical presentations while also enjoying a newly redeveloped service. Construction of a $155 million seven storey ward block was completed in 2015 and a new helipad built on top will enable better transport of trauma patients. Works are also underway on the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit that will be housed within the new seven storey ward block.

The Location
Halfway between Brisbane and Townsville this town is only a short drive to the pristine beaches and national parklands of Queensland. The town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and offers plenty of activities close by to keep you and your family entertained; including museums, botanical gardens, a crocodile farm and a local zoo. The beach is perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and boating. 

The city hosts various arts, music and dance festivals throughout the year and has a thriving nightlife with many restaurants, bars, hotels and clubs to choose from. Locally there are four shopping centres. The region is well served by both private and public schools, including several for boarders. The architecture is a mix of colonial through to modern and homes in the suburbs south of the river are predominantly older Queensland architectural styles whilst the northern suburbs contain most of the modern homes.

Essential Criteria
To be eligible you must have Specialist registration with AHPRA or be eligible for registration having gained Emergency Medicine fellowship in a country with comparable healthcare to Australia. New FACEMs are encouraged to apply.

Based in a location with pristine beaches and nearby national parks, why not find out more about this fantastic opportunity!