Head of Unit (Medical), Emergency and General Inpatient Unit

$369,520 - $476,696 yearly
  • SA Health
  • Whyalla Hospital & Health Services, Wood Terrace, Whyalla SA, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

  • Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Whyalla Hospital and Health Services, Port Augusta Hospital and Health Service
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $369,520 - $476,696 p.a – Permanent F/T or P/T negotiable (plus Head of Unit up to 5 years) – MD02

Are you a Rural Generalist Consultant passionate about improving healthcare in regional communities? Looking for a change of scenery and a flexible work life balance with the Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges at your fingertips? Then the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network is for you.

The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced Rural Generalist Consultant Head of Unit for the Emergency and General Inpatient Unit. The Head of Unit is a unique and exciting opportunity to lead both the Whyalla and Port Augusta Hospital Emergency Department and General Inpatient Units while maintaining an active clinical role within the Unit and be accountable for contributing to the achievement of the Local Health Network’s Strategic Plan. The Head of Unit will be supported by a Sub-Head at each site.

The successful applicant will be offered permanent ongoing employment as a Rural Generalist Consultant (part time or full time negotiable) with the Head of Unit duties being temporary at an allocated 0.5FTE for up to five years. Required to maintain a clinical role while undertaking the Head of Unit Duties, there is an option to negotiate clinical hours.

Take advantage of our relaxed lifestyle with plenty of open space, affordable housing and a short commute to work without the hustle and bustle of the city traffic. Enjoy the beautiful beaches along the Eyre Peninsula or explore the outback and camp in the Flinders Ranges. Want to bring the family? No worries, the Flinders and Upper North Region offers both private and public schooling and access to higher education through TAFE SA and University of SA located at Whyalla. With endless sporting and recreational activities on offer there is something to please everyone.

Located approximately four hours from Metropolitan Adelaide or a short 50 minute flight, the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network provides acute medical and surgical services, as well as inpatient Mental Health, Cancer, Rehabilitation, Obstetric and Renal services to catchment area of around 43,000 people. With 9.6% of our population identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, we are committed to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal People.

In addition to the Rural Generalist Consultant duties, as the Head of Unit you are responsible for provision of both clinical and operational leadership of the Emergency and General Inpatient Unit, ensuring the unit operates safely providing high quality, efficient clinical care. In collaboration with the Executive Director of Medical Services and other senior clinicians, you will contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of quality systems and activities and clinical protocols/guidelines/procedures to ensure achievement of key performance indicators and ensure clinical standards are maintained. 

Demonstrating wide experience in the management of adult and paediatric emergencies and inpatient services, you have the ability to oversee and facilitate the care of complex patients, exercising a high degree of professional judgement and clinical competence within a multi-disciplinary team. You will have the ability to develop and maintain links with other clinical services and agencies to ensure patients receive an integrated and coordinated service to the highest standard. With the support of the Executive Director of Medical Services and Medical Services Team, you will contribute to recruitment, rostering, job planning line management and supervision of medical staff within the unit, including ensuring teaching commitments are met managing and coordinating research activities and facilitate the coordination of professional development activities for clinical staff within the Unit.

You will have the opportunity to work side by side with a range of Consultant Specialists including on-site Paediatricians, General Surgeons, Physicians, Obstetrician and Gynaecologists, Anaesthetists and Orthopaedic Surgeons, in addition to over 20 Visiting Specialists. The Flinders and Upper North Network are a part of the Northern and Eyre Training Network and work closely with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, the University of Adelaide Rural Clinical School and local GP practices.

Holding a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent, you will have Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) preferably with Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) or be registrable with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner with Specialist Registration in General Practice

To be successful it is essential that you meet the minimum requirements of the role outlined in the Role Description.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

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.

Applications close: 9 December 2021

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 759904

Nes Lian-Lloyd
Director of Medical Services
(08) 8668 7502
[email protected]

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