14/06/2019

Toxicology and Addiction Medicine Registrar Monash Emergency

  • Monash Health
  • Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Road, Clayton VIC, Australia
Full time Consultant

Job Description

Toxicology and Addiction Medicine Registrar Monash Emergency

  • Accredited 6 month tern in clinical toxicology and addiction medicine with ACEM
  • Part of a comprehensive model of care to improve the experience and quality of care delivered to patient presenting to ED with mental health and AOD illnesses
  • Work as part of a tertiary hospital team across the largest health network in Victoria

About Monash Emergency

Monash Emergency has three emergency departments with an annual census of over 200,000 patients per year. There is a large number of accredited emergency registrar training positions across the three campuses serving Melbourne’s south-east: Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hospital. Monash Medical Centre, in Clayton, is a major referral /tertiary adult and paediatric hospital. Dandenong Hospital is a busy urban district ED and level-2 trauma centre, with ICU/HDU support, while Casey Hospital is the fourth ED in an area of rapid population growth with an ICU currently under construction.

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital.

About the Role

The Monash Toxicology Unit is accredited for six months full time special skills placement (SSP) training in clinical toxicology and addiction medicine with ACEM. We currently have one full-time toxicology/addiction medicine registrar position. With a recent funding enhancement, we now have an opportunity to offer a second full-time training position.

The toxicology unit provides an admitting and consult service to all Monash Health Hospitals for the management of poisonings and overdoses. The toxicology/addiction medicine registrars provide poisoning risk assessment and management advice regarding patients in ED, ICU and in-patient units, under the supervision of the clinical toxicologists. The registrars also work closely with the Monash Addiction Medicine Service to provide risk assessment and management advice on alcohol and other drug misuse, dependence and withdrawal management in patients presenting to Monash emergency departments.

About you

As Registrar of the Unit you will have a significant responsibility and a complex role. You will be required to undertake:

  • Patient assessment and management in consultation with the treating toxicology, addiction medicine and emergency consultants.
  • Develop a firm grounding in the basic principles of clinical toxicology and addiction medicine.
  • Be able to recognize the clinical features and management of the acutely poisoned patient and become familiar with specific intoxications commonly encountered in an urban population.
  • Develop competence in the recognition, assessment and management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with primary alcohol and/or drug misuse as well as those where alcohol and drug misuse complicate other medical and toxicological presentations.
  • Be able to recognize the various Australian envenoming syndromes and understand the principles of management.
  • Develop competence in giving advice on the risk assessment and management of common toxicologic, dependence and abstinence syndromes presenting to the emergency department and intensive care unit.
  • Assist the development and implementation of drug and alcohol treatment protocols and the propagation of drug and alcohol expertise into other Monash Health specialist medical training programs, as well as those for nursing and allied health.

Demonstrate compliance with all relevant Monash Health Policies and Procedures

What we offer

  • Develop skills in essential EM skills
  • Work in the biggest health network in Victoria with highly developed toxicology and AOD service
  • Be part of a new MOC for our most vulnerable patients

What you need

  • current registration with AHPRA
  • working with children's check

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

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