Specialist Emergency Medicine Consultants

$224,228 - $295,452 yearly
  • SA Health
  • Various South Australian metropolitan locations
Full time Government Health Care

Job Description

  • SA Health – Various South Australian Metropolitan locations
  • Full Time / Part Time – Multiple positions available
  • Salary: $224,228 to $295,452 p.a. (Pro-Rata) - MD2 plus superannuation

Consultants holding fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) are entitled to a 67% Attraction and Retention Allowance. With the addition of this allowance, the salary range for these Consultants, exclusive of superannuation is $374,460.76 to $493,404.84 per annum.

In addition to the salaries and allowances noted above, Consultants may be industrially entitled to other allowances or entitlements in accordance with the SA Health Salaried Medical Officers Enterprise Agreement 2022 (for example, an On-Call allowance).


Ranked one of the worlds “Most Liveable Cities” Adelaide is a culinary playground with a delicious mix of fine dining restaurants, award-winning cafes, bustling food markets and booming boutique bars. South Australia is home to 18 wine regions and has officially been named a Great Wine Capital of the World. With a world class festival and events calendar that spans the whole year, think festivals dedicated to Australia's most watched game, or all things culinary excellence; Australia's biggest cycling race, international sporting debuts or the world's second largest arts festival. There's a reason why South Australia is known as the festival state.

SA Health are seeking qualified Emergency Medicine Medical Specialists  who bring to the role experience gained across regional or metropolitan Emergency Medicine departments across Australia, New Zealand or an equivalent setting.

Suitable candidates are invited to apply to a candidate pool of highly experienced Medical professionals, with positions available across various Metropolitan Local Health Networks in South Australia. You will be invited to identify in your application form (when prompted) both your preference of location, and whether you are seeking part time, or full-time work. The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time. Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

About the role:

As the Emergency Consultant, you will provide clinical services of the highest possible standard to Emergency Department patients at various South Australian Metropolitan locations. You will engage as part of a high performing multi-disciplinary team who prides themselves on teamwork, communication and excellence in Emergency Care.

You will utilise your experience and knowledge to provide vital supervision, support and education to Senior Medical Practitioners, Trainee Medical Officers, Medical Students in the Unit, as well as other staff training within Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

You will work alongside a wide range of highly regarded Fellows of both the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, and Paediatric Emergency Medicine who have a depth of expertise in Trauma, Paediatrics, Research, Well-being, Leadership and Training.

The Emergency Consultant is required to:

  • To provide clinical services of the highest possible standard to Emergency Department patients, both in terms of individual performance and by clinical leadership and contribution to a multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of patient care.
  • Provide a professional medical service in accordance with Departmental, Hospital and regional policy manuals and documents, and with the Professional standards of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
  • Active involvement in teaching Trainee Medical Officers, interns and medical students and, where appropriate, nursing and allied health.
  • Participation in clinical audit and quality, safety and clinical risk management activities.
  • Participation in research and continuous medical education activities.

Benefits of Working for SA Health

From salary packaging to a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you will find there are many benefits of working with SA Health.

  • Up to $15,000 to be reimbursed for eligible candidates who are required to relocate from interstate or overseas.
  • Support provided to assist you with the transition to working in SA Health – e.g. visa and Ahpra requirements.
  • Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.
  • Professional development allowances of up to $8,500 and two-weeks professional development leave per year, in addition to annual leave entitlements.
  • Five weeks paid annual/recreation leave per year.
  • Training is given a high priority, with protected paid teaching time available.
  • Ability to sponsor both Training (407) and Temporary Skill Shortage (482) visas.
  • An experienced consultant supervisor provided to support you along your career journey.
  • Opportunity for career development across SA Health. 

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements as is determined by the employing location.

Diversity and inclusion: Across SA Health we support and foster a culture in which employees feel they belong and feel safe at work. The culture aims to encourage all people to use their talents and to be valued and rewarded for their contributions.  

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref:  857998

Special Conditions

  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine or equivalent qualification registrable with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) as a Specialist in Emergency Medicine (or other as applicable).
  • A Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent.
  • Experience with the supervision and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff.
  • Demonstrated participation in approved continuing medical education since attaining specialist qualification.
  • Extensive clinical experience relevant to work in an ED.
  • Excellent Teamwork and Communication skills.
  • Out of hours work will be required.


Application Closing Date
Tuesday, 27 February 2024 - 11.55PM

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 858013

Stacey McPherson
Strategic Workforce Consultant
Phone:  7117 6202
E-mail:  [email protected]

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