WACHS Southwest

Bunbury hospital is a 143-bed hospital that functions as the regional resource centre for the South West region with all major specialties present on site including ICU and CCU/cath lab.

The Emergency Department is the largest department in the hospital and the biggest Emergency Department in WA outside of Perth. The Department receives in excess of 43,000 presentations per year of whom approximately 40% require admission. Medical staff include Specialist Emergency Physicians, Senior Medical Practitioners, Registrars, Residents and Interns.

Functioning as the regional centre for the South West and being the only Emergency Department in Bunbury implies exposure to the whole spectrum of acute medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric, gynaecological and mental health related illness. The Emergency Department also provides medical transfers for the recently established Bunbury Rescue Helicopter.

Case mix, including acuity and activity is highly varied, with around 110 presentations per day - approximately 140 per day on weekends and other peak periods . Our patients are younger than many tertiary sites (average age of 30-35 years) with a quarter being children. We actually see relatively more trauma than the state trauma centre - albeit of lower acuity. We never go on bypass, and provide support to our surrounding district sites.

Bunbury Hospital provides the opportunity for the following:

 FACEM Provisional training and twelve months of Advanced ED training time - accredited for 10 trainees

 FACEM Paeds logbook training

 Accredited (and highly rated) training rotations to anaesthetics and ICU (with other trainees on site in surgery, medicine, ortho, psych, O&G, paeds, ophthal, palliative care, radiology and urology)

 Hands on care for all patients

 Departmental education - protected time (multi-modality) departmental ED, grand rounds, radiology and code blue

 Exam preparation training - protected time (Primary and Fellowship Exam) - with proven track record of success

 Exam and study leave

 Access to the ACEM EM Certificate and Diploma

Successful applicants will work with consultants in the efficient delivery of KPIs such as WEAT, timely discharge summaries and efficient discharge planning. Applicants must have a minimum of 6 months experience in Critical Care Medicine (Emergency; Acute Medicine; ICU or Anaesthetics), with a preference for candidates who have experience from Australia or a recognised competent authority country (United Kingdom, Canada, United States, New Zealand and Ireland).

Applicants seeking part time contracts will be considered.