Registrar Emergency Medicine - Albany Health Campus

$139,932 - $186,790 yearly
  • WA Country Health Service
  • Albany Health Campus, Great Southern Region in Western Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is seeking Registrar Emergency Medicine for appointments in 2024.


We are looking for enthusiastic Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Trainees who want to combine a great mix of rural and regional medicine with one of WA’s best kept secrets in terms of location and lifestyle. Located on the South Coast of Western Australia, Albany is a town of 30,000 people with all the amenities of a small city with great restaurants, a state-of-the-art Entertainment Centre and stunning surrounds, with some of the best beaches in Australia close by.

Our ED has 2 resus bays, 8 acute cubicles, 4 fast track cubicles as well as integrated computerised work management and pathology / radiology systems. We also have an ED Short Stay Unit. There is an expanding cohort (currently ten) of committed locally resident FACEMs, whose sub-specialty professional interests include teaching/simulation, ultrasound and research. We have a broad and interesting case mix, which includes all categories of adult and paediatric cases, medical and surgical. Paediatrics make up approximately 20% of our presentations. Major trauma is not uncommon.

The roster comprises five doctors per shift (including the FACEM) during the day and two doctors overnight with FACEM on-call so there is excellent supervision and apprentice-style learning. The registrar has a segregated five hours of formal education per week. We are accredited for 24 months of Emergency Medicine Training with ACEM. 

The successful applicants will have previous emergency medicine experience and must be registered with the Australian Medical Board and registered as a trainee with the Australian College for Emergency Medicine.


Albany hospital underwent a major redevelopment in 2013 and was transformed into the state-of-the-art Albany Health Campus.  From this facility health care is delivered to more than 59,000 of the regions local residents and visitors.  As the Regional Hospital, Albany Health Campus also supports the Great Southern’s smaller hospitals to provide improved clinical services to residents closer to home.  The Albany Health Campus has 81 overnight, 31 same day and 16 inpatient mental health beds with the latest technology and IT applications.  This ensures the delivery of streamlined health services in a contemporary and innovative hospital; responsive service; care via collaborative working practices and quality assured patient services.  The hospital has general and specialised services for a diverse case-mix, along with highly motivated medical staff and many learning opportunities.

Albany is a scenic port city located 400km south of Perth, perched on the Southern Ocean and facing Antarctica.  There is plenty to explore in your time away from work and many outdoor activities to embrace – including sailing, fishing, surfing, cycling, swimming and bush-walking.  A vibrant restaurant/café and arts scene contributes to the attractive lifestyle on offer. Perth is 420km away, with good air links.


We encourage you to contact: Dr James Teh, Senor Medical Practitioner, Head of Department, [email protected] OR Dr Richard Leslie, Emergency Physician, Head of Department, [email protected] OR Kiara Allan, Medical Administration Coordinator, 08 9892 2682, [email protected]

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