Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine Manning Base Hospital, Lower Mid North Coast NSW

  • NSW Dept of Health
  • Manning Base Hospital, York Street, Taree NSW, Australia
Full time

Job Description

Multiple permanent and temporary roles available

Applications are invited from suitably qualified consultants for the position of Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine with Manning Base Hospital.

Why come and work with us at Manning Base Hospital?

…..Diversity of presentations - our Emergency Department is a busy service seeing in excess of 33,000 presentations p.a., 30-35% admission rate and 20% Paediatric case load. The department manage a very much above average acutely ill patient load, with our Triage Category 2 patients being in the region of 17%.

The department physically has two resus bays, 14 acute beds (two Paediatric), five consultation rooms, one mental health room and one isolation room.

…..Large regional area - we serve local Manning Valley communities which include Taree, Forster, Tuncurry, Old Bar, Nabiac, Diamond Beach, Wingham, Bulahdelah, Harrington, Gloucester and surrounding districts - a population of around 100,000 people, in an area of 3,732 km².

…..Work-Life Balance – live in the beautiful Manning Valley with beaches, national parks and rivers on your doorstep.

…..Career & training opportunities – a chance to grow your clinical and leadership skills. Being part of the Staff Specialist Team as Manning Hospital transitions to a FACEM-led model of care will provide you with multiple progressive career options. 

Working to the motto “Excellence through Education”, the department has recently commenced a formal JMO education program, team based-simulation program, ultrasound accreditation program, senior MO education program and registered as an ACEM accredited EMAD training site.

This is all overseen by a single FACEM at present, you could take over portfolios as DEMT, Simulation coordinator, JMO coordinator, Clinical Lead in Ultrasound.

  • Generous training and education grants available to help further boost your skills and CV

…..Supportive team and work environment – Be part of a dynamic and energetic team focused on improving patient care without compromising staff health and happiness

  • No on-call shifts for FACEMs in a department supported by 24/7 Intensivist cover and 24/7 on site anaesthetic backup
  • Relocation and rural transition support package standard as per State Award.

…..Join Hunter New England Local Health District - is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Will have a primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • Will provide care directly to patients in the ED and other emergency patients as required by the Director of Emergency Medicine
  • Will actively participate in Emergency Treatment Performance (ETP) ensuring ED patients are treated, discharged, admitted or referred from the ED within a defined time
  • Will have demonstrated experience in providing a high quality and efficient Emergency Department service
  • Will have demonstrated experience in an emergency department with significant Paediatric activity
  • Will have recent practice experience in working congenially and collaboratively as both a leader and member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Will have experience in or knowledge of programs for improving the organisation and delivery of care in Emergency Medicine
  • Will be able to provide clinical leadership and direction to junior medical staff undergoing professional training in Emergency Medicine at different levels
  • Will have a commitment to patient safety and maintain involvement in Clinical Governance
  • Will be able to ensure effective communication relating to Emergency Medicine across the area including that of the referring practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate medical and allied health programs, nursing and other HNELHD staff

The Idyllic Lifestyle of the Manning Valley

Located on the Lower Mid North Coast of New South Wales, we are just three hours’ drive north of Sydney, two hours north of Newcastle and one hour south of Port Macquarie. Our home is renowned for its natural assets including stunning national parks, 45km of pristine coastline, some of the best beaches and river systems in Australia. Whether you’re into diving or mountain biking, bush walking, whale watching or water skiing, or just browsing local markets, the Manning region has something to offer everyone. We provide a great environment to bring up a young family and offer a real sense of belonging in our community.


Applications Close: 22nd May 2022

Staff Specialist - Emergency Medicine FACEM Manning Base Hospital (apply via eCredential) | I work for NSW

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent & temporary full & part time positions


For a confidential conversation about the role please contact:
Dr Jon Cohen, Clinical Director Emergency Department, Manning Base Hospital

E: [email protected]  


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