Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine (FACEM) John Hunter Hospital – Newcastle NSW Fixed term temporary for 12 months – 1.88 FTE available

  • NSW Dept of Health
  • John Hunter Hospital Emergency Department, Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights NSW, Australia
Part time

Job Description

Applications are sought from suitably qualified consultant emergency physicians for a Staff Specialist role in our Emergency Department at John Hunter Hospital. This role is to provide contemporary comprehensive specialist services for optimal patient outcomes in the Emergency Department.

Why come and work with us:

This position provides an opportunity to work for the largest local health district in NSW at a Level 6, tertiary referral, major trauma and teaching hospital - serving a population of 900,000+ across the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast areas. John Hunter Hospital is the largest hospital in Hunter New England Local Health District with approximately 650 beds and growing and we have strong, innovative connections with Hunter Medical Research Institute and University of Newcastle.


John Hunter Hospital contains the only trauma centre in New South Wales outside the Sydney Metropolitan Area, and has the busiest emergency department in the state. We provide primary and tertiary trauma services to the people of the Hunter Valley and tertiary trauma services to the people of the Central Coast, New England, and Mid North Coast regions of New South Wales.


With support from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and NSW Ambulance, the hospital provides a retrieval service for critically ill patients from the Hunter and North Coast.​


Some requirements of the role:

·         Applicants must possess a primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and hold Fellowship with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine or be due for completion within the next six (6) months.

·         Admitting, consultative, diagnostic, procedural, outpatient, telehealth and on-call services as determined and required by HNELHD

·         Attendance and availability during rostered work hours and whilst on-call including clinical handover, clinical supervision, teaching and for emergency and routine care as determined and required by HNELHD.

·         Provision of education and research as determined and required by HNELHD


What we can offer you:

Hunter New England Local Health District is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast.


Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

·         John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct

·         Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero

·         Salary packaging options

·         Fitness Passport

·         Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

·         Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals


Why Newcastle?

Newcastle is New South Wales’ second largest city. It offers an easier lifestyle with a lower cost of living than Sydney, on a beautiful stretch of coastline and estuarine lakes. Commute times across the city average 20 minutes. Sydney is a 2 hour drive, Melbourne is a 1-hour flight, Hunter Valley wine country is 40 minutes away and the expanse of the NSW North Coast begins at 90 minutes. This is set alongside access to world class universities, excellent primary and secondary school education and sporting facilities while remaining professionally, intellectually and globally connected.

Find out more about the Newcastle, and the surrounding Maitland, Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie regions.


Applications Close: 25 June 2023

REQ403114 – via I Work for NSW


An eligibility list will be created for future temporary Staff Specialist FACEM positions at John Hunter Hospital


For a confidential conversation about the role please contact:
Dr Helen Sambles, Director of Emergency Medicine, John Hunter Hospital
E: [email protected] Ph: 02 4985 5558


Application Enquiries: Stacey Burbridge, HNELHD Senior Medical Recruitment
E: [email protected] Ph: 02 498 53297


Agency applications are NOT accepted

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Australian Government Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate or international equivalent.


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