Medical Consultant Rural Generalist

$351,062 - $596,136 yearly
  • SA Health
  • Whyalla Hospital and Port Augusta Hospital
Full time Health Care

Job Description

  • Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Whyalla Hospital and Port Augusta Hospital 
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $351,062 - $596,136 per annum 
  • Permanent Full Time or Part Time positions available – MD02

Are you a Rural Generalist Consultant passionate about improving healthcare in regional communities? Looking for a change of scenery and a flexible work life balance with the Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges at your fingertips? Then the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network is for you.

Port Augusta and Whyalla Hospitals are seeking motivated and professional Rural Generalist Consultants to provide high quality clinical services across both the Emergency Department and General Inpatient Units. Each hospital is seeking 10.8FTE in total and offering an abundance of flexibility with the option to negotiate part time or full time hours and the ability to work across both hospitals for a wider range of experience.

Take advantage of our relaxed lifestyle with plenty of open space, affordable housing and a short commute to work without the hustle and bustle of the city traffic. Enjoy the beautiful beaches along the Eyre Peninsula or explore the outback and camp in the Flinders Ranges. Want to bring the family? No worries, the Flinders and Upper North Region offers both private and public schooling and access to higher education through TAFE SA and University of SA located at Whyalla. With endless sporting and recreational activities on offer there is something to please everyone.

Located approximately four hours from Metropolitan Adelaide or a short 50 minute flight, the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network provides acute medical and surgical services, as well as inpatient Mental Health, Cancer, Rehabilitation, Obstetric and Renal services to catchment area of around 43,000 people. With 9.6% of our population identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, we are committed to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal People.

Responsible for managing the care of all patients allocated to you within the Emergency Department and/or General Inpatient Unit, you will work in collaboration with fellow Rural Generalists, Specialist Consultants, local General Practitioners, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals. You will have support from the Head of Unit, the Executive Director of Medical Services and junior medical officers (interns and PGY2+s). Contributing to the provision of safe, best practice and efficient clinical care, you will respond to hospital Code Blue calls as required and participate in a 24 hour, 7 day per week roster. As part of your role, you will contribute to the supervision, teaching and training of junior medical staff and other health professionals and actively participate in continuous quality improvement activities.

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of Consultant Specialists including on-site Paediatricians, General Surgeons, Physicians, Obstetrician and Gynaecologists, Anaesthetists and Orthopaedic Surgeons. The Flinders and Upper North Network are a part of the Northern and Eyre Training Network and work closely with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, the University of Adelaide Rural Clinical School and local GP Practices.

Demonstrating wide experience in the management of adult and paediatric emergencies and inpatient services, you will have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, exercising a high degree of professional judgment and clinical competence. This will be supported by your highly developed skills in communicating, negotiating and mediating along with sound problem solving and decision-making abilities.

Holding a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent, you will have Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) preferably with Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FRAGP) or be registrable with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner with Specialist Registration in General Practice

To be successful it is essential that you meet the minimum requirements of the role outlined in the Role Description.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.  COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Applications close: 30th June 2023.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref:799428.


Nes Lian-Lloyd
(08) 8668 7586
[email protected]

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