Emergency Medicine Special Skills Registrar Positions (Simulation/Ultrasound/Paediatrics/Medical Administration)

$112,309 - $144,291 yearly
  • Southern Adelaide Health Network - Flinders Medical Centre & Noarlunga Hospital
  • Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park SA, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

ACEM Training Year 2025 (start date Feb 3 2025)


$112,309 - $144,291 per year (plus penalties, super and allowances) corresponding with experience level.


We are seeking motivated and passionate Emergency Medicine trainees to join our team and continue their training within the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) in a range of unique Special Skills Positions based at Flinders Medical Centre.


Simulation/Medical Education

We are looking for a post Primary exam trainee in Emergency Medicine with a keen interest in simulation and medical education to undertake a 12 month position as our ACEM accredited Special Skills Registrar in Simulation/Medical Education (6 months accredited term in special skills). The successful applicant will work 0.5 FTE as an Emergency Medicine Registrar and 0.5 FTE in a dedicated educational position. 


The successful applicant will assist in preparing and facilitating the various medical education programmes at all levels (medical student, RMO, Registrar, ACEM exam preparation). They will build on the in-situ high fidelity simulation program within the Emergency Department which involves planning, execution, and debriefing components, as well as delivering high quality multidisciplinary medical education in the Clinical Simulation Lab at Flinders University, including education and assessment of Flinders Medical Students. They will be a key stakeholder in the governance and planning within the inter-departmental hospital simulation group and undertake at least one project to improve education/simulation quality within the Emergency Department.



Working in a full-time position, the successful applicant will work 0.5 FTE as a senior Emergency Registrar in the ED, as well as 0.5 FTE in a dedicated Ultrasound role, undertaking scans in the ED with a FACEM and/or sonographer educator in ED (SEED). The trainee will also receive, 1-on-1 sonographer supervision in the ultrasound department, contributing to the bedside diagnosis and management of patients in ED. During the term, the trainee will also be involved in teaching, quality assurance processes, and research activities in EM POCUS.

This is a unique opportunity for the successful applicant to complete the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) modules over the course of the 12-month position. The modules offered are EFAST, AAA, FELS, Biliary, Lung, Renal, and Proximal DVT. The successful applicant will be expected to complete ASUM-accredited courses for the CCPU modules above prior to commencement of the role.



Paediatric Emergency/ Paediatric Medicine

This is a unique opportunity for PEM, ACEM and RACP Advanced Trainees to undertake a combined Paediatric Emergency and Paediatric Medicine year, with 6 months in each unit. In this position, trainees will experience both sides of the Paediatric Emergency/Inpatient interface, gaining comprehensive paediatric medical and acute care experience.

Our accredited Paediatric Medical Unit oversees over 3000 admissions each year, encompasses the state-wide Paediatric Eating Disorders Unit, and oversees one of the two Child Protection Units in South Australia.  During their 6 months in the Paediatric Emergency Department, successful applicants to this position will also have generous non-clinical time for involvement in teaching, quality improvement activities and professional/clinical development.

Up to 2 full-time 12-month positions are available.

Medical Administration

We are seeking an ACEM trainee in their TS4 year for a unique position composed of a 0.5 FTE nonclinical role in medical administration and 0.5 FTE clinical role serving as a senior Emergency Department Registrar. The successful applicant should be a motivated and ambitious trainee who aims to gain significant experience in the administrative aspects of Emergency Medicine; the position can be accredited for 6 months FTE Elective for the right candidate.

The successful applicant will undertake one to two large projects focused on areas such as complaint response, incident investigation, quality and safety projects, workforce management, business processes, education, disaster preparedness, policy and guideline reviews, and clinical audits. You will work closely with and receive support from the leadership of the Emergency Department, allowing you to develop and refine your skills in medical administration.

The combination of clinical and nonclinical duties in this position offers a balanced and comprehensive experience, making it an ideal opportunity for those looking to advance their careers in Emergency Medicine and medical administration, and will help prepare you for employment as a junior FACEM.

What else is on offer?

Pay and conditions are in line with the current SA Medical Officers Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The full contract offered to successful candidates will be of 3 years’ duration, giving the trainee flexibility to continue beyond their 1 year dedicated Special Skills Post in our mixed adult/paediatric ED should this suit their training plans.


Other benefits include:

·         5 weeks of annual leave

·         4 hours of paid protected teaching time per week

·         1-2 weeks of professional development leave and/or examination leave

·         Professional development allowance of up to $8500 per annum

·         Salary sacrifice options to increase your take-home pay




Who can apply? 

Paediatric Emergency / Paediatric Medicine Special Training Position:

TS2-TS4 ACEM trainees and Paediatric trainees (Basic/Advanced).


Ultrasound Special Skills Placement:
TS2-TS4 ACEM trainees.
ACEM Training Stage 4 (TS4) applicants are required to be proficient in EFAST, AAA, and US-guided IV access prior to commencement of the role, as you will need to teach these skills to fulfill TS4 requirements.

Simulation/Medical Education Special Skills Placement:

TS2-TS4 ACEM trainees.


Medical Administration Special Skills Placement:

TS4 ACEM trainees.


How do I find out more or apply?


Contact us on [email protected] for more information or to express interest.

To apply, attach a CV and cover letter to your email, and provide the details of 3 referees. Please clarify which Special Skills Position you are applying for, and if applying for more than one position, please provide a cover letter for each outlining your suitability, interest, and goals for each position.

Applications close July 15 2024 23.59 ACST

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