Full Time, Ongoing Contract
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is a busy regional health service of 208 beds and is the major referral facility for the greater part of Northeast Victoria. NHW provides a wide range of acute specialist medical and surgical services – it has an Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit (ICU/HDU), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and specialised Aged Care departments, Medical Oncology services, Community Rehabilitation, and inpatient, community, aged and psycho-geriatric Mental Health services. There is also a broad range of community health services and NHW auspices a number of other regional services in post-acute care, palliative care and infection control.
NHW are seeking an Emergency Physician / Emergency Senior Medical Officer In Charge (EP / ESMO) to be responsible for ensuring the day-to-day clinical operation of the Emergency Department delivers effective and safe high-quality patient care. The role includes direct clinical care as part of the senior staffing roster.
The position works closely with the Clinical Director of Emergency Services (CDES), Operational Directors, and other senior clinical staff to ensure the Emergency Department achieves key organisational performance measures, develops and maintains effective working relationships within the Hospital, the region, with other service providers, key stakeholders, consumer organisation and the community.
The EP / ESMO assists with change management within the Emergency Department to achieve ongoing improvement and delivery of safe, consistent, responsive and high quality services.
The organisational structure encompasses a CDES, EP / ESMO, Junior Medical staff and Interns. Clinical privileges will be exercised within the scope of practice granted by NHW Medical Appointments and Scope of Practice Committee.
The University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School has a node located in Wangaratta with medical students completing their clinical studies at NHW. Specialist Trainees are rotated to NHW from a number of Melbourne Tertiary Hospitals.
NHW has an active research unit and there is opportunity to be involved in local and larger, multi-centre research trials.
The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.
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