FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Dedicated 3- or 6-month fixed term (Paediatric Emergency Registrar), commencing February or August 2023*. Full-time and Part-time positions available.
*In line with the current SA Medical Officers Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, the full contract offered to successful candidates will be of 3 years’ duration, giving the trainee flexibility to continue beyond their dedicated Paediatric ED term in our mixed adult/paediatric ED, should this suit their training plans.
The Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) Paediatric Emergency Department sees 15,000-18,000 paediatric presentations each year, and is an integrated service within one of the busiest tertiary mixed Emergency Departments in Australia. As a whole, the FMC ED sees a total of 90,000 presentations each year and is both a designated state trauma centre as well as the obstetric trauma centre for South Australia.
The FMC PED is accredited by the ACEM and RACP for 12 months of training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine for general trainees, and 18 months training for enrolled PEM trainees. We are supported on-site by accredited Paediatric and Neonatal units, as well as a wide range of surgical specialities. On-site Critical Care support is provided by an adult Intensive Care service, as well as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our Paediatric inpatient service also encompasses the state-wide Paediatric Eating Disorders Unit and oversees one of the two Child Protection Units in South Australia.
We provide a great opportunity for PEM, ACEM and RACP trainees to acquire solid paediatric emergency experience and teaching in a friendly and supportive environment. The unique needs of individual trainees are also acknowledged, with trainees able to access either education programs of our PED or general ED (minimum 4 hours of protected paid teaching per week) as well as other educational opportunities. There are also opportunities to be involved in various quality improvement activities.
In May 2021 the FMC PED moved into new state-of-the-art facilities, reinforcing our goal to provide continued excellence in paediatric emergency care.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking enthusiastic PEM, ACEM or RACP trainees to join our Paediatric Emergency team for 3-6 months from February or August full-time (part-time applicants welcomed).
In addition, there is an opportunity for interested applicants to undertake a combined Paediatric/Adult Emergency year, with a dedicated 3-6 month Paediatric Emergency term, and the remainder in the mixed FMC ED (total 12 months).
We are also happy to discuss how we can assist PEM, ACEM and RACP trainees in accessing other non-ED rotations to complete their training requirements.
Remuneration: $119,976 - $161,648 per annum (as of April 2021) plus $8,000 per annum of claimable professional development funds
For more information
For more information or to arrange a visit to our department, please contact:
Applicants should email their CV (including 3 referees) and a one-page cover letter to both:
As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in a face-to-face or on-camera video interview.
Applications close (for Feb 2023 commencement): 5pm June 30 2022