08/08/2022

Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee

$104,000 - $131,000 yearly
  • NNSWLHD - Richmond Network
  • Lismore
Full time

Job Description

An exciting opportunity is available at Lismore Base Hospital and network sites for an Advanced Trainee 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 - 4 year contracts available).

The ED Advanced Trainee position will be based in NNSWLHD Emergency Medicine departments, with potential opportunities to rotate through terms in ICU, Paediatrics, Medicine, Retrieval and Anaesthetics as part of the ED training program and dependent on location within the LHD.

What you'll be doing

The primary purpose of the Advanced Trainee (AT) in Emergency Medicine is to provide high quality medical care under appropriate supervision to undifferentiated patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED), supporting services in ED with medical input under the guidance of Emergency Physicians and other Senior Medical Officers on call.

Trainees undertaking the care of medical patients should ensure that they operate within their own level of expertise within a collaborative clinical care model and to seek consultation with their colleagues when appropriate. Advanced Trainees work under a level of supervision according to their competence in the following activities:
  • Taking a leadership role in coordinating the admission, assessment, management, and discharge planning of patients
  • Communicating assessment and management decisions to other staff involved in the patient’s care
  • Communicating with the patient / family regarding the patient’s condition and management plans
  • Coordinating diagnostic tests and consultations with other medical specialists
  • Arranging the patient discharge process and liaising with local medical officers and community based care modalities for optimal post discharge care.

Selection Criteria

  1. Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role (please address these in your response).
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with appropriate independence, commensurate with a level of a Specialist Trainee, within a supervised complex clinical environment.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the planning, delivery and coordination of patient care.
  4. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients, family members and others members of the health care team.
  5. Demonstrated good organisational and time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a complex environment.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
  7. Evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to self education.
  8. Previous experience in and willingness to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training.

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] 

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