The Tweed Hospital Emergency Department Unaccredited Trainee

  • NSW Health - The Tweed Hospital
  • The Tweed Hospital : Emergency department, Powell Street, Tweed Heads NSW, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Tired of big cities?  Want to start your days sitting on your deck in the sun, enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the birds?  Or would you rather have a surf or a walk along the sand before work?  Then here is your opportunity to work across three busy hospitals situated on the lower end of the Gold Coast.  Wonderful beaches, world heritage-listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food and fine wine, and excellent public and private schools are all waiting for you in Byron, Tweed, Murwillumbah and the North Coast area. We will be moving to the new Tweed Valley Hospital in late 2023 so here is your opportunity to work in a new hospital with increased services and specialties. This is the largest regional capital health investment funded entirely by the NSW Government. 

The new hospital will include: 

  • more operating theatres and recovery spaces 
  • expanded emergency department 
  • enhanced medical, surgical and mental health services 
  • enhanced ambulatory care services including more outpatient clinics 
  • new interventional cardiology service 
  • new radiotherapy service as part of a new integrated cancer care service. 

The Tweed Valley Hospital will be a major referral hospital at the heart of the network of hospitals and health facilities across the Tweed-Byron region. It will provide the health services required to meet the needs of the growing population of the region beyond 2032. 

The development will provide the community access to more health services closer to home, which will enable patients to remain near family, friends and existing support networks. It?will reduce the need for 5,000?patients to travel outside the region each year to receive treatment. 

Where you'll be working

The Tweed Hospital is characterised by friendly relations within the staffing structure and we are a cohesive and happy team, united by our desire to care for others. 

What you'll be doing
The primary purpose of an Unaccredited Trainee 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 specialties. 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 prerequisites for provisional training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).
  1. Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role (please address these in your response).
  2. Demonstrated ability to work independently in a supervised environment.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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.

Position description

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