Alice Springs Hospital Emergency Registrars 2020
Alice Springs Hospital in now recruiting for the 2020 registrar year with 3-12 month contracts available.
We offer a unique experience in indigenous health - practising high acuity medicine in a young population where 80% patients are Aboriginal. You will see rheumatic heart disease, bronchiectasis, chronic liver disease, overwhelming sepsis, high rates or renal disease and diabetes as well as significant trauma.
We service an area of over 1 million km2 with around 50000 presentations a year with a 42% admission rate, median age of 34 years and 22% paediatric presentations.
The ED has accreditation for 18 months of ACEM advanced training, and offers a supportive training environment, with FACEMs on the floor from 0730 till 2400 7 days a week. Our ED registrars can also access rotations to Paediatrics, Anaesthetics, ICU, Tennant Creek (Rural and Remote Medicine) and Retrieval Medicine.
We provide quality protected registrar teaching for 4 hours a week (with separate retrieval service teaching), and highly are supportive of primary and fellowship exam candidates. We actively support your WBAs and roster supervised ‘in charge consultant’ shifts, as well as providing quality assurance shifts and anaesthetic shifts for skills maintenance. You can also complete your paediatric log book as part of your rotation.
We are happy to accept applications for 3-12 months, including rotations from your home hospital. You may be able to arrange this with your DEMT or Director, and we can help facilitate this. We are also happy to accept applications from ACCRM registrars looking to undertake their EMC/ EMD.
The surrounding McDonnell Ranges are exquisitely beautiful, tall gum trees stand in the river beds, and we have blue cloudless skies almost every day. Camping, walking, and mountain biking are very popular. It’s a vibrant bustling tourist town, with ample activities to keep you busy.
This is a great place to come for your 6 months non-tertiary placement, to gain experience if you are thinking of doing voluntary service overseas, or if you are interested in broadening your experience of emergency medicine or Aboriginal health.
For further information, please contact us:
Dr Anna Fairbairn [email protected];
To apply for a position please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]