$120 - $165 yearly
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Various
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Position Details

Adult Retrieval Victoria is looking to recruit eleven (11) dynamic and enthusiastic professionals to supplement their team.

Adult Retrieval Victoria (ARV) is part of Ambulance Victoria (AV) and provides state-wide clinical coordination, retrieval and critical care services for inter hospital transfers. ARV transfers have a high degree of complexity and include Major Trauma and ECMO transfers. ARV is currently seeking applications from Advanced Trainees / Senior Registrars or Fellows in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia or Intensive Care who are interested in developing or furthering their skills in retrieval medicine.

The positions are full time, fixed term appointments for 6-12 months and will commence in either February 2023 or August 2023.  Due to an unexpected vacancy, here is also an opportunity to commence in August 2022.

The main duties include:

  • Respond as required to assist in the transport of critically ill patients between hospitals in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with the receiving unit at the destination hospital in regard to the patient's condition
  • Ensure that accurate and relevant patient documentation is recorded during the retrieval mission and that appropriate documentation relating to each retrieval is completed and returned to ARV in accordance with ARV policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders to assist in the delivery of a safe and seamless service to the community
    • Attend training, orientation courses, quality and staff meetings as required

Located on base in South Melbourne you will clinically support the ARV state-wide retrieval service. Taking direction from the Clinical Lead ARV, the primary role of these positions is to provide advanced clinical care during acute inter hospital transfer of critically ill patients.

For applicants at Fellow level or established senior registrars, the position will also provide access to research activity, and to responsibility in the areas of quality improvement, training and education. 

Successful applicants will be legally qualified medical practitioners registered in Victoria, possessing appropriate medical qualifications (MBBS or equivalent) and will have completed or be currently completing advanced training with ACEM, ANZCA or CICM.  Advanced trainees with ACCRM or RACGP may be considered on a case-by-case basis, as will applicants with relevant overseas training or experience.

ARV is an innovative and progressive service and seeks capable staff to assume these positions of responsibility and leadership. Registrars/Fellows will experience a comprehensive education and induction process and achieve a high case load and competency in pre-hospital and retrieval medicine.  We are accredited by ACEM for a 6 month advanced training post in prehospital and retrieval medicine.

These positions are highly sought after and provide trainees with a unique experience in a stimulating work environment. Our medical staff perform missions via road, fixed wing and helicopter platforms throughout Victoria and Interstate.

The salary range for the position is as per the Victorian Public Sector – Doctors In Training Enterprise Agreement and depending on years qualified, ranges between $119,542 to $164,538 per annum.

We encourage you to make a time to visit and discuss these positions with Acting ARV Clinical Lead, Dr Andrew Paton.

To discuss the detail of these positions with our senior medical staff and/or to arrange an appointment to visit our base, please email [email protected] or visit the website https://www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/about-us/our-services/adult-retrieval-victoria/

How to apply

To apply for these positions please download the detailed position description and application form available above.

Your application will form an integral part of the selection process and should be of a high quality including:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume
  • The completed application form

We request that your application for the Retrieval Registrar position is forwarded by no later than Saturday, 30 April 2022 by clicking on the ‘Apply online' link below.

By applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria (AV), you agree that should you be successful in your application, AV will be your primary employer.  You will be required to seek approval to engage in any other paid employment or for participation in outside interests that may be, or be perceived as, a conflict of interest for AV.

Applicants will need to provide evidence of Australian work rights to be considered.

Our diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to deliver the Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for our people.

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