An exciting opportunity is available at Lismore Base Hospital and network sites for a Trainee (Stage 1) in Emergency Medicine. The successful applicants will gain valuable experience in hospitals within the beautiful Richmond Network, working under the guidance of highly experienced senior clinician as part of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine’s training program. Lismore Base Hospital (LBH) is the recognized Trauma Centre for the North Coast Region and is linked to the local helicopter retrieval service with roof-top Helipad. It has a significantly expanded Emergency department, boasting modern facilities such as Medical Imaging services, Streaming, Fast Track zone, Resuscitation area and ED Short Stay Unit (ED SSU).
The Emergency Medicine trainee positions are available as temporary full-time (1.0FTE) or temporary part-time (0.5FTE) positions, for length of training contracts (1 - 3 years available).
The primary purpose of a Trainee – Stage 1 in Emergency Medicine is to provide safe and high-quality care, assess and manage, under supervision, patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and admitted to inpatient wards when rotating to inpatient specialities. The trainee needs to be aware of their limitations and work in a collegiate and collaborate manner.
Decision making and supervision will be at the appropriate level according to the trainee’s skills, knowledge and experience. The medical officer will be expected to adopt a progressively more independent approach to patient management according to their experience, under the guidance of and at the discretion of the appropriate Attending Medical Officer (AMO). All patients managed within the hospitals of the health service are under the direct care of a specialist medical practitioner. All decisions regarding their care are to be clearly communicated with the specialist responsible for that care.
The position supports meeting the requirements for Stage 1 training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).
- Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently in a supervised environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team with an understanding of the roles of the doctor and other members of the healthcare team.
- Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients, family members and other members of the health care team.
- Demonstrated good organisational and time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a complex environment.
- Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
- Evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to self-education.
For role related queries or questions contact:
NNSWLHD Richmond Network JMO Manager, Jessica Scheibel on [email protected]
NNSWLHD Richmond Network Co-Directors of Emergency Medicine, Dr Anne Drinkwater or Dr Lindsay Murray [email protected]