$120 - $160 yearly
Step outside of your comfort zone. More than a job, the Central Australian Retrieval service offers a unique experience in a different culture, where YOU make a difference every day.
6 months in Retrieval Medicine (Full Time). Positions available from August 2019.
The opportunity to put your clinical skills to the test in a resource-limited setting exists right here!
See our website: www.centralaustralianretrieval.com.au
The combination of pathology and geography presents a unique challenge, and our retrieval doctors need to be able to manage a broad range of critical illness in a remote environment. The one service covers all age groups and presentations.
Telephone advice is available from the retrieval consultants, who work closely with intensive care, paediatric and obstetric specialists as required.
In 6 months, you are likely to undertake around 60-80 cases, including:
Lots of severe sepsis, including patients requiring critical interventions such as intubation.
Up to 20 % paediatric patients, predominantly with respiratory, GI tract and soft tissue infections.
Trauma — such as motor vehicle accidents on remote highways.
Missed dialysis with pulmonary oedema / hyperkalaemia.
Cardiac disease — such as acute coronary syndromes, rheumatic heart disease and valvular disease.
Obstetric emergencies such premature labour.
Psychiatric and behavioural emergenices requiring sedation for safe transport.
You will also be responsible for the inter-hospital transfer of patients to tertiary services with definitive care options such as angiography, neurosurgery or cardiothoracics.
You will also be provided with the unique opportunity to work alongside Medical Retrieval Consultants in the coordination centre. Working for a retrieval service that feeds into a single hospital provides you with the opportunity to follow the entire patient journey; from the first point of contact by phone, through retrieval to hospital admission and discharge.
You must be an advanced trainee, preferably in the last two years of a critical care training programme (ACEM, CICM, ANZCA, ACCRM).
Desirable experience of 6 months in an Emergency Department, 6 months in an Intensive Care Unit, and 3 months in Anaesthetics.
The ability to be the clinical lead, working with a flight nurse or paramedic, providing critical care to patients in remote settings. Advice on management will be available by telephone via the Medical Retrieval and Coordination Centre.
Excellent communication and teamwork skills are required. You will need the ability to work in complex cross cultural environments.
The role of medical retrieval co-ordination fellow is available to practitioners with 6 or more months of retrieval experience.
Alice Springs is in a beautiful and unique part of the world with good schools, an accepting and multicultural community, eclectic arts and entertainment, as well as many sporting opportunities. All within a backyard that many travel across the world to see and experience. It is a regional town of approximately 27000 people nestled between East and West MacDonnell Ranges. Blue skies prevail most of the year making it the perfect base for mountain biking, hiking and camping enthusiasts. Highlights of the social calendar include the annual Beanie Festival, Ingkerreke Mountain Bike Enduro, Camel Cup, and various arts and music festivals including The Desert Festival and Wide Open Space.
Remuneration will be in accordance with the current NT OCPE EBA negotiations
Central Australian Retrieval Service
Alice Springs Hospital, The Gap NT, Australia