Clinical Director Department of Emergency Medicine Belmont District Hospital

  • NSW Dept of Health
  • Belmont Hospital, Croudace Bay Road, Belmont NSW, Australia
Full time

Job Description

Fixed term temporary full time 1.0 FTE for three years

We are seeking an innovative and highly motivated Clinical Director to lead our Emergency Department at Belmont District Hospital.

This role will is to provide contemporary, comprehensive and professional medical leadership, clinical supervision and management of the Emergency Department at Belmont Hospital which provides a service that is safe, effective, evidence based, patient centred and aligns to Hunter New England Local Health District’s Strategic and Operational plans.

Belmont Hospital is located within the beautiful Lake Macquarie area, surrounded by beautiful views, great restaurants, excellent parks, perfect for weekends with family and friends. Just down the road you will find some of the most stunning beaches in NSW. There is proximity to the bustling city of Newcastle, and also a quick drive to the Hunter Valley vineyards and surrounding areas.

Belmont Hospital Emergency Department is staffed with a small, closely knit group of FACEMs who work together with the wider emergency team to ensure excellent service provision is provided to the Lake Macquarie community. The department sees approximately 29,000 attendances per annum with an admission rate of approximately 14%. There is a strong representation of aged patients at the Belmont ED however the department serves all age groups with around 14% paediatric presentations.

Patients admitted to Belmont Hospital through the emergency department present with acute general medical, general cardiology problems, or acute general surgery. Belmont is supported and works closely alongside the John Hunter Hospital as the tertiary referral service for acute specialty services, including paediatric care. The Emergency Department team consists of Staff Specialists, Career Medical Officers, Senior Resident Medical Officers, PGY2 doctors and PGY1 doctors, nursing staff, nurse practitioners, ACE nurses, technical assistants, administration, and HSAs. The department embraces this dynamic team environment and supports all staff through opportunities for education, research, and maintaining a good work/life balance. 

There is on site pathology and imaging from 7.30am – 11.30pm each day with afterhours imaging and pathology is supported by the John Hunter Hospital. 

Some requirements of the role:

  • A primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and Fellowship of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine
  • Be able to demonstrated current and senior level leadership experience in the field of emergency medicine.
  • Be able to participate in strategic planning and development of the Emergency Department to ensure the delivery of safe, effective and coordinated patient focused care in consultation with senior management
  • Management and oversight of the delivery and quality of clinical services, educational programmes, clinical practice improvement and research relevant to medical officers
  • Oversight of and support for senior and junior medical officers including recruitment, rosters, leave management, workplace safety assessment and appraisal and wellbeing
  • Attendance and availability during rostered work hours and whilst on-call including, where appropriate, clinical handover, clinical supervision, teaching and for emergency and routine care as determined and required by HNELHD. 

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

What we can offer you:

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. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals

Apply via I Work for NSW REQ304679

Clinical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine - Belmont District Hospital (apply via eCredential) | I work for NSW

Applications Close: 31/05/2022

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact:

Rebecca North, Acting General Manager Belmont District Hospital

[email protected]



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