Consultant Emergency Medicine - Albany Hospital

$360,328 - $457,962 yearly
  • WA Country Health Service
  • Albany WA, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

This is a Five (5) year Fixed Term Full Time appointment, with the possibility of extension(s).

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles. 

Position Profile:  We are seeking a Consultant-Emergency Medicine who will be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive clinical service in Emergency Medicine to Patients of WA Country Health Service- Great Southern and the leadership of the multi-disciplinary team to provide comprehensive emergency services to patients of the Albany Health Campus. Promotes patient quality and safety within the emergency department. Provides leadership, management, training, supervision and education for Senior Medical Practitioners, Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Registrars in collaboration with the Director of Medical Services.

Regional Profile: The Great Southern region, located south-east of Perth, covers an area of approximately 87,000 square kilometres and has a population of about 80,000 people.

The regional centre is the historic port town of Albany, which has one of the best natural anchorages in the southern hemisphere. Other centres include Denmark, a popular coastal holiday town, as well as the agricultural centres of Katanning and Mount Barker. The Great Southern is a burgeoning area of Western  Australia, combining as it does a spectacular coastline that sweeps into quiet coves and protected inlets with a lush interior that has proved a perfect growth area for viticulture with a growing reputation in cool climate  premium wine production. The oceans here provide food and protected waters for dolphins, seals and whales whilst the rural areas of the region have become a focus for lovers of gourmet foods.   

Albany has a good range of shops including Woolworths, Coles, IGA and Bunnings. It also has a cinema, lots of eateries, hotels and pubs.  On a more cultural level there is an excellent town theatre for movies and stage shows and art galleries with regular exhibitions. Albany offers excellent sporting facilities, the Leisure and Aquatic Centre which consists of two heated pools. The centre also boasts two large stadiums housing a total of seven indoor courts used through the year by badminton, basket ball, netball, roller-skating, indoor soccer, tennis and volley ball players a like. Centennial Park Sporting Precinct consists of four main sporting precincts. The sporting grounds within these precincts are utilised by different user groups depending on the sporting season at that time.

Albany has 17 primary schools and 4 secondary schools. Tertiary education exists through the Albany regional centre of The University of Western Australia and Great Southern TAFEWA.

Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.
All WA health system employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access health care facilities, pursuant to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (HWAD), Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Directions (ACWD) and the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWAD and/or ACWD.

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 are able to 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 six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • 10% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location based allowances

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form on MedJobs WA. 

For Further Job Related Information:  We encourage you to contact Dr John Van der Post on 08 9892 2222.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.

Application Instructions
:  Applicants are requested to apply online via MedJobs: https://medjobswa.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=0deJtShSasw=&jbc=ere
It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.  

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.

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