31/05/2019

Service Registrar - Emergency Medicine

$130,145 - $174,823 yearly
  • WA Country Health Service
  • WACHS South West Region - Bunbury Health Campus
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Applications are open for three full time Emergency Medicine positions for 12 months starting 3 February 2020. Applicants seeking part time contracts will be considered.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of presentations with rural industry, higher speed limits and increasing tourist volume all contributing to more trauma patients per capita than city hospitals. If you believe ‘variety is the spice of life’ Bunbury could be the place for you!

Registrar Year 1-7, $130,145 to $174,823 pa*
* includes base salary $109,678 to $150,479 pa, professional Development allowance $10,048 pa and 9.50% employer contributed Superannuation.  Rates as at October 2018. Full time (80 hours per fortnight) salary as per WA Health System Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016.

The Role: 

Bunbury Health Campus is a 143 bed hospital that functions as the regional resource centre for the South West region with all major specialties present on site including ICU and CCU/cath labe.

The Emergency Department is the largest department in in the hospital and the biggest Emergency Department in WA outside of Perth.  The Department receives in excess of 43,000 presentation per year of whom approximately 40% require admission.  Medical staff include Specialist Emergency Physicians, Senior Medical Practitioners, Registrars, Residents and Interns.

Functioning as the regional centre for the South West and being the only Emergency Department in Bunbury implies exposure to the whole spectum of acute medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric, gynaecological and mental health related illness.  The Emergency Department also provides medical transfers for the recently established Bunbury Rescue Helicopter.

Case mix, including acuity and activity is highly varied, with around 110 presentations per day - approximately 140 per day on weekends and other peak periods. Our patients are younger than many tertiary sites (average age of 30-35 years) with a quarter being children.  We actually see relatively more trauma than the state trauma centre - albeit of lower acuity.  We never go on bypass, and provide support to our surrounding district sites. 

Bunbury Health Campus provides the opportunity for the following:

  • FACEM Provisional training and twelve months of Advanced ED
    training time - accredited for 10 trainees
  • FACEM Paeds logbook training
  • Accredited (and highly rated) training rotations to anaesthetics and
    ICU (with other trainees on site in surgery, medicine, ortho, psych,
    O&G, paeds, ophthal, palliative care, radiology and urology)
  • Hands on care for all patients
  • Departmental education - protected time (multi-modality)
    departmental ED, grand rounds, radiology and code blue
  • Exam preparation training - protected time (Primary and Fellowship
    Exam) - with proven track record of success
  • Exam and study leave
  • Access to the ACEM EM Certificate and Diploma
  • RACGP (ARST) and ACRRM (AST) Training

Successful applicants will work with consultants in the efficient delivery of KPIs such as WEAT, timely discharge summaries and efficient discharge planning. Applicants must have a minimum of 6 months experience in Critical Care Medicine (Emergency; Acute Medicine; ICU or Anaesthetics), with a preference for candidates who have experience from Australia or a recognised competent authority country (United Kingdom, Canada, United States, New Zealand and Ireland).

How to Apply:

All applications to be lodged via the 2020 Registrar – Service/Trainee – various position, various locations in Country WA recruitment Pool online at MedJobsWA.

Applicants are advised to provide the following:

  • A cover letter stating the position and location of interest eg: Advanced Trainee – Emergency, Bunbury Health Campus
  • A Curriculum vitae summarising your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements
  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria (Located in the Job Description Form JDF)
  • Proof of Citizenship and Residency status
  • Required if applicable – Evidence of English language skills registration standard, AMC certificate, AMC multiple choice questionnaire results

Documents should be complete and ready to be attached prior to applying online.

For further information please contact:

Dr Adam Coulson - Emergency Medicine Head of Department

Email: [email protected]


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