Emergency Physicians (FACEM or pre FACEM)
Full Time - Part Time and Casual (including Weekend Casuals)
Ballarat Health Services is moving to strengthen its Emergency Department workforce by recruiting new Emergency Physicians to work in a busy department. A recent review of the ED staffing identified a shortage of Senior decision makers as a key issue to address and there is a strong commitment to achieve this. This is your opportunity to join a cohesive group of Emergency Physicians and have a positive input into the future direction of Emergency Medicine in Ballarat. We are seeking strong leadership skills with a priority to quality, safety and support continuous improvement. A strong understanding of an Emergency Department model of care, an interest and willing participant in teaching Junior Staff and Medical students and an ability to liaise and negotiate with all staff, patients and the community. Candidates sitting the fellowship clinical examinations are welcome to apply. There is potential opportunity to extend beyond the initial appointments. We are also seeking Weekend workers to participate in a rotating weekend roster i.e., 1 in 4 weekends.
The ED has experienced strong growth in recent years with patient attendances increasing to around 59,000 presentations currently. Growth in patient numbers has continued to increase over last 2-3 years with a significant increase in ATS Category 2 and 3 patients. This is reflected in an admission rate that is also climbing (currently 26-27%). Paediatric presentations account for approximately 28% of attendances. Also in recent years the ED has expanded with completion of separate Fast Track area and also SSU. Ballarat Health Services Emergency Department is also a Regional Trauma Referral Centre.
The ED is currently accredited with ACEM for 12 months of advanced training and forms an EMET training hub with Wimmera Health Care Group (Horsham). We have had several ED certificate and diploma candidates since these were introduced. The department maintains separate registrar and HMO teaching programs with paid protected training for both groups. Ballarat has clinical schools from both University of Melbourne and Deakin University with the ED teaching students from both. Opportunities for casual teaching with Universities also available.
Ballarat offers a superb regional lifestyle 115 km northwest of Melbourne with excellent access to Melbourne via car (divided freeway) or via train to Southern Cross station. Ballarat has excellent property values, established houses, vacant blocks to build on or 15 minutes out of town to farm or forest acreage. There are excellent public and private schools, child care centres, recreational and sporting facilities, shopping, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Daylesford and Hepburn spa area is on our doorstep and access to Geelong, the Grampians, the Great Ocean Road, South West Victoria and Pyrenees wine region is also straightforward.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicants, with a roster that is well balanced and non-clinical time strongly supported.
BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.