Emergency Medicine Provisional Trainee

$83,554 - $130,532 yearly
  • NNSWLHD - Richmond Network
  • Lismore NSW, Australia
Full time

Job Description

About Richmond Medical Workforce (Lismore / Ballina / Casino)

Lismore Base Hospital is the recognised Trauma Centre for the North Coast Region and is linked with the local helicopter retrieval service.
The successful applicants will gain valuable experience in hospitals within the beautiful Richmond Network, working under the guidance of highly experienced senior clinicians.

Lismore Base Hospital (LBH) is an acute referral hospital of 260 beds on the Far North Coast of NSW. Currently undergoing redevelopment, LBH is the recognised Trauma Centre for the North Coast Region and is linked to the local helicopter retrieval service.  It has a new and significantly expanded Emergency department, boasting modern facilities such as expanded Medical Imaging capacity, Streaming, Fast Track zone, ED Short Stay Unit (ED SSU), Resuscitation area and roof-top Helipad. 

Lismore City is situated between World Heritage listed rainforest and the pristine beaches of Evans Head, Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron Bay. This area is blessed by year round sun, a tropical climate and a short winter.  From lush hinterland villages, to Mount Warning, national parks, and sparkling beaches, the region is full of natural wonders and vibrant destinations all within a short drive from Lismore.

Ballina Hospital is a local community, level 3 rural hospital providing essential care to over 8,300 patients every year. Services provided include Emergency, General Medicine, Aged Care & Rehabilitation and Surgery. The hospital undertakes over 860 surgical procedures and sees over 17,800 Emergency attendances annually. Ballina Hospital is situated in the heart of Ballina, an idyllic coastal playground for lovers of water sports, outdoor adventuring, and a relaxed lifestyle.

Casino and District Hospital is a community rural hospital providing a range of public healthcare services including Emergency and inpatient services.

Lismore, Ballina and Casino Hospitals are affiliated teaching hospitals for medical students from the University of Newcastle, University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, University of Western Sydney, Bond University, University of Queensland and Griffith University.
Richmond Medical Workforce has a strong commitment to teaching and support for its Junior Medical Officers.

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What you'll be doing

The primary purpose of a provisional trainee in Emergency Medicine is to provide safe and high quality care, assess and manage, under supervision, patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and admitted to inpatient wards when rotating to inpatient specialities. The trainee needs to be aware of their limitations and work in a collegiate and collaborate manner.

Decision making and supervision will be at the appropriate level according to the trainee’s skills, knowledge and experience. The medical officer will be expected to adopt a progressively more independent approach to patient management according to their experience, under the guidance of and at the discretion of the appropriate Attending Medical Officer (AMO). All patients managed within the hospitals of the health service are under the direct care of a specialist medical practitioner. All decisions regarding their care are to be clearly communicated with the specialist responsible for that care.

The position supports meeting the requirements for provisional training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).

  1. Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work independently in a supervised environment.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team with an understanding of the roles of the doctor and other members of the healthcare team.
  4. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients, family members and other members of the health care team.
  5. Demonstrated good organisational and time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a complex environment.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
  7. Evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to self-education.

Position description

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