Medical Practitioner - Emergency Department - Temporary Pool

$105,155 - $170,687 yearly
  • SA Health
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital, Haydown Road, Elizabeth Vale SA, & Modbury Hospital, Modbury SA, Australia
Contractor Government Health Care

Job Description

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals – Elizabeth Vale and Modbury
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $105,155 - $170,687 p.a. (pro rata) – MDP2 – Temporary Pool – up to 12 months

About Adelaide:

Adelaide has recently been recognised as a city that artfully combines its compact charm and world-class cuisine with picturesque nature escapes, earning a delightful nod from the Wall Street Journal as being possibly the coolest city in Australia. 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. Events like the SANTOS Tour down under cycling, Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival add extra appeal to living here.

About Us:

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical (both elective and emergency), obstetric, neonatal, paediatric, mental health, oncology, geriatric medicine, palliative care and rehabilitation. Increasingly these are provided across a range of hospital, community and home-based settings.

NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.

Our work is challenging and rewarding with a broad range of services.

With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.

Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.

Our Local Health Network Sites and Services:

Lyell McEwin Hospital – The major hospital in the north and north-east for emergency care, complex and multi-day surgery, medicine, obstetrics, paediatrics and outpatient services.

Modbury Hospital – A general hospital with emergency care, elective surgery, medicine, outpatient and sub-acute services, rehabilitation, geriatric and palliative care.

Benefits of working at NALHN:

From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.

Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.

Strong community minded culture and values providing world-class care to South Australians.

NALHN supports and fosters 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.

About You:

Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Medical Practitioner looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a passionate, highly driven, dedicated and progressive team at Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Medical Practitioner within the Emergency Department.

As a Medical Practitioner you will be responsible for performing emergency medical assessment and treatment for patients attending the Emergency Department (ED) in consultation with the shift Consultants, Night Team Leaders, and with the collaboration of Nursing and Allied Health professionals.

In this role you will liaise with other services of NALHN, other health providers in the community and hospital sector as well as with the broader community in the pursuit of comprehensive patient care.

Medical Practitioners will be involved in Continuous Quality Improvement and education activities.

As per the SA Health Salaried Medical Officers Enterprise Agreement 2022, the total term of employment with SA Health will be 3 years. Rotations following the initial 12 month allocation as Medical Practitioner will be determined in line with your training and SA Health’s requirements. This may include transfer to other SA Health locations to perform work appropriate to classification, skills and capabilities.

To be eligible for this position, you must hold a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent. Registrable with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner with General Registration.

The Total Indicative Remuneration figure is calculated taking into account base salary, leave loading and superannuation as well as managerial allowances, professional development or any other allowances where appropriate.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

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: 870352

Senior Recruitment Officer
NALHN Critical Care Division
Phone: (08) 8282 1379
E-mail: [email protected]

Application Closing Date
20 June 2025 - 11.55PM


870352 - Medical Practitioner - Emergency Department - Temporary Pool - MDP2 - role description.pdf

* Refer to the SA Health Career Website - How to apply for further information.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref:  870352

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