Consultant Emergency Medicine - Broome Hospital

$526,977 - $626,991 yearly
  • WA Country Health Service
  • Broome WA, Australia
Full time Government Health Care Regional, Rural and Remote

Job Description

WA Country Health Service has an exciting opportunity for Emergency Medicine Consultants to join our Kimberley team —experience rewarding work, stunning travel, and an unbeatable team.

We have 1.2 FTE available for Permanent or Fixed Term appointments, which can be in a Sessional, Part-Time, or Full-Time capacity.

We are open to flexible working and job share arrangements.

The Opportunity

As a Kimberley FACEM based primarily in Broome, you will work alongside highly skilled emergency medicine Rural Generalists in the Broome Hospital Emergency Department (ED) This is a regional role with a remit for supporting the rural generalists in smaller WACHS Kimberley hospital EDs, and travel to the regional sites is a requirement of the position. The Broome Hospital ED is a busy regional department seeing around 30 000 presentations per year. The ED sees a broad case mix including a significant number of high acuity and trauma presentations as well as receiving inter-hospital transfers from smaller hospital sites across the Kimberley Region. This position offers experienced Emergency Consultants the opportunity to develop and implement their unique scope of practice, in a rural emergency medicine setting where they would be joining a generalist team who have been the pillar of emergency care delivery in the Kimberley. 

This position will promote patient quality and safety, building strong hospital morale and valuing the community and diversity within cultures. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to nurturing the existing empowered multidisciplinary team culture. As a Kimberley FACEM, the successful applicant will have a significant role in teaching and training, with a remit for supervision of Interns, RMO’s and Registrars across the region, and there is an expectation that they will develop and lead an ACEM certificate training program.

About the Region:

The Kimberley is Western Australia's northernmost region, with a coastline closer to South-East Asia than Perth. Bordered by the Pilbara region to the south and Northern Territory to the east, the 424,517 square kilometres region has fewer people per square kilometre than almost any other place on Earth.

Living in Broome offers an unparalleled lifestyle, with its famous beach lifestyle and tropical beauty. You will have access to excellent schooling and housing choices, making it an ideal place to settle down and enjoy a relaxed yet fulfilling life.

The West Kimberley is renowned for its dramatic and beautiful landscapes, including the towering cliffs, rocky headlands, sandy beaches, natural rivers, spectacular waterfalls and thousands of islands off the remote sandstone coast. Characterised by its distinct wet and dry seasons, the Kimberley experiences a sub-tropical climate - May to October is the dry season, and November to April is the wet season. With a balmy climate, breathtaking scenery, unique flora and fauna and a great variety of adventure and cultural experiences, the Kimberley offers a fantastic lifestyle that is family-friendly and supportive.

Our hospitals include Broome Health Campus, Fitzroy Crossing Hospital, Derby Hospital, Halls Creek Hospital, Kununurra Hospital and Wyndham Hospital.

For more information visit https://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Kimberley.

What's in it for you

  • Generous leave entitlements such as up to 4 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks professional development leave, 10 days sick leave,
  • Location based allowances which may include:
    • Additional North West paid leave.
    • North West gratuity payment.
    • District Allowance - regional specific.
    • Annual travel subsidy (ALTC).
    • Air-conditioning subsidy allowance.
    • Subsidised rental accommodation or Government Housing.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits:
    • Up to $9010 on a range of benefits such as mortgage, your rent or other everyday living expenses.
    • Up to $2650 on meal entertainment, holiday accommodation and venue hire.
  • Access to novated leasing to use pre-tax dollars for a car and expenses.
  • 11.5% Superannuation Guarantee.
  • Reimbursement for relocation costs for overseas or interstate applicants.
  • Range of employee-sponsored work visas including PR (conditions apply).
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • As a region resident, you might be entitled to capped flight pricing between Perth and the region.
  • WACHS supports flexible working practices and consideration will be given to flexible work/roster options, where operationally appropriate.

For Further Job Related Information:  We encourage you to contact Dr Suzanne Phillips on 0407 779 200.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, applicants must have a current and valid email address for online application and communication purposes.

To complete the application, please apply online and submit the following documents:

  • statement addressing each of the Work Related Criteria found in the attached Job Description Form and how you are able to meet the position requirements. It is recommended you contact the person listed in this advertisement for further information about the role and selection process.
  • detailed Curriculum Vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. Please include contact details for work related referees (one of your referees must be a current supervisor or manager).

If you encounter any difficulties while applying online, please contact [email protected].

Other Conditions:  WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working with Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au

Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA).  Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you can perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.  Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Late or emailed applications will not be accepted.

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