Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is responsible for providing community health and hospital care for people living in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region.

The Local Health District consists of both urban and semi-rural areas, covering almost 9,179 square kilometres and an estimated resident population of almost 350,000 people.

In our Emergency Department, you will find friendly and considerate staff members dedicated in providing excellent emergency care. As a teaching hospital, you will find an interesting mix of experience among the staffs, but there is an excellent senior cover for supervision and advice in the department by consultants who have considerable experience in emergency medicine and nursing care.

$101,698 - $127,539 yearly
Come and join our energetic ED Ultrasound team at Nepean Hospital.  This position is for Advanced Trainees in Emergency Medicine who would like to complete their special skills term in Emergency Ultrasound training.  During your rotation you will work 20 hours per week (2x 10 hour shifts) in ED and 20 hours per week (5x 8 hour shifts per fortnight) in ultrasound training. Dr Vijay Manivel is the principal supervisor for the ultrasound term and holds a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU) in Emergency.  He trains many other DDU candidates to pass their exams.  Previous ultrasound registrars have developed a love for ultrasound in Emergency that was beyond their expectations on starting the term. They have developed skills and qualifications including CCPU modules in echocardiography, eFAST, AAA, vascular access, biliary, renal, first trimester pregnancy and DVT. Trainees get hands on training with transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound scanning in early pregnancy.  This is both within the ED and in the Acute Gynae service.  Nepean is one of the only EDs that perform transvaginal ultrasound in the Emergency Department. Time is also spent within the internationally renowned echocardiography vascular lab run by Nepean Intensive Care / Critical Care physicians.  The Cardiovascular Ultrasound department plays a large role in training critical care physicians throughout Australia and overseas. General ultrasound experience is gained within the Radiology department. Further information about the term and Nepean Hospital can be found in the position description. Positions are to commence 2 February 2020 and conclude 31 January 2021. Job-share and part-time applications will be considered. For the remaining 6 months of the year, a 3 month anaesthetics rotation can be offered. 6 month contracts may also be considered. For enquiries email or call Dr Cindy Hastings on [email protected] or 02 4734 2763. To apply please visit For further information about Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District please visit our website at
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