FACEM Alice Springs Hospital

  • Alice Springs Hospital ED
  • Alice Springs Hospital: Emergency Department, Gap Road, Alice Springs NT, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Alice Springs is recruiting FACEMs to join our team

NEW FACEMS welcome to apply.

During this Brave New World we are still looking for people to be part of our Emergency Frontline caring for the community of Central Australia.

We will offer 2 weeks of paid self-isolation (if required by our risk assessment), and an initial 3 months of paid accommodation.   Initial contracts of 6-12 months available.

Alice Springs ED offers a chance to practice high acuity medicine in a young population, with a unique experience in indigenous health. We service an area of over 1 million km2 with around 50000 presentations a year with a 42% admission rate, median age of 34 years and 22% paediatric presentations.  We see a large volume of sepsis, respiratory illness, infectious diseases, renal and cardiac disease as well as trauma.

The current ED was purpose built, opened in 2013 and provides an enjoyable work environment. We have accreditation for 18 months of ACEM advanced training, and offer a supportive environment to our trainees. There are 3 FACEM shifts per day providing FACEM presence on the floor from 0730 till 2400 7 days a week. We also have up to 15 registrars, 6 SRMOs, and 16 RMO/Interns on our roster per term.

The ED enjoys great collegiate relationships with our inpatient teams, including ICU, paediatrics, general medicine, renal, psychiatry, surgery, gynaecology and orthopaedics.

There are great opportunities to be involved in clinical support activities and we encourage all FACEMs to take on non-clinical portfolios.

Our FACEMs also participate in a roster providing EMET services to Tennant Creek Hospital.

For those with experience/ interest in retrieval medicine then the opportunity to combine an ED FACEM position with a position with the Central Australian Retrieval Service is an option.

 The surrounding McDonnell Ranges are exquisitely beautiful, tall gum trees stand in the river beds, and we have blue cloudless skies almost every day. Camping, hiking, and mountain biking are very popular and accessible. It’s a vibrant bustling tourist town, with ample activities to keep you busy, a relaxed lifestyle and no traffic!

We are looking for candidates who are dynamic, engaged and have significant experience in the provision of emergency medical care. Ideally you have strong leadership skills, prioritise quality and safety, and support continuous improvement. You have well developed skills in supervising and teaching junior medical staff and students, and enjoy working in a cross cultural environment.  You are proactive, enjoy motivating those around you, and foster continued professional development in yourself and others.

Eligibility includes

  • Current specialist medical registration with AHPRA
  • Fellowship of the Australian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) or equivalent
  •  Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • An ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Renumeration is as per the NT Medical Officers EBA.   For a full job description or to discuss the job in further detail please contact

Anna Fairbairn (Acting Director of Emergency Medicine): [email protected]

To apply for a FACEM position – please forward your CV/ cover letter and details of 3 current referees to [email protected]

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