Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine - FACEM

  • NSW Dept of Health
  • Belmont Hospital, Croudace Bay Road, Belmont NSW, Australia
Part time

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Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine - FACEM

Belmont District Hospital

0.5 FTE – 20 hours per week

FTE made up of permanent part time 0.25 FTE & temporary fixed term part time 0.25 FTE (until February 2023)

Belmont District Hospital is looking for a Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine for the provision of direct patient care and daily clinical supervision and management of our Emergency Department Service. 

Belmont Hospital is located within the beautiful Lake Macquarie area, surrounded by beautiful views, great restaurants, excellent parks, perfect for weekends with family and friends. Just down the road you will find some of the most stunning beaches in NSW. There is proximity to the bustling city of Newcastle, and also a quick drive to the Hunter Valley vineyards and surrounding areas.

Belmont Hospital Emergency Department is staffed with a small, closely knit group of FACEMs who work together with the wider emergency team to ensure excellent service provision is provided to the Lake Macquarie community. The department sees approximately 29,000 attendances per annum with an admission rate of approximately 14%. There is a strong representation of aged patients at the Belmont ED however the department serves all age groups with around 14% paediatric presentations.

Patients admitted to Belmont Hospital through the emergency department present with acute general medical, general cardiology problems, or acute general surgery. Belmont is supported and works closely alongside the John Hunter Hospital as the tertiary referral service for acute specialty services, including paediatric care. The Emergency Department team consists of Staff Specialists, Career Medical Officers, Senior Resident Medical Officers, PGY2 doctors and PGY1 doctors, nursing staff, nurse practitioners, ACE nurses, technical assistants, administration, and HSAs. The department embraces this dynamic team environment and supports all staff through opportunities for education, research, and maintaining a good work/life balance.  

There is on site pathology and imaging from 7.30am – 11.30pm each day with afterhours imaging and pathology is supported by the John Hunter Hospital. 

Suitable applicants must have:

  • A primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and hold specialist registration in Emergency Medicine
  • Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
  • Have demonstrated experience in the provision of Emergency Medicine services

You will be able to:

Provide safe, high quality, efficient and compassionate care directly to patient in the Emergency Department and other emergency patients as required

Provide supervision, clinical leadership, direction, operational management to the Emergency Department and medical staff within

Provide support, advice and direction to junior medical staff undergoing professional training at different levels, Nurse Practitioners, medical students and other health professionals as required

Communicate and consult with medical and other health professionals

Assist the ED Coordinator in providing efficient safe patient flow through the Emergency Department

Participate in the after hours, on call and weekend duty roster

Be committed to achieve the departments key performance indicators including the Emergency Treatment Performance targets

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

What we can offer you:

Hunter New England Local Health District is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals

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Closing Sunday 13 February 2022

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent & temporary full & part time positions 

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact:

Dr Bryan Schnabel, Clinical Director Emergency Medicine, Belmont District Hospital

E: [email protected] Ph: 0477 412 849

Application Enquiries: Stacey Burbridge, HNELHD Senior Medical Recruitment

E: [email protected] Ph: 02 498 53297

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