Joining the team at Mount Gambier & District Health Service, the ED Consultant will oversee all of safe, efficient, patient-centred medical care within the Emergency Department setting as well as providing clinical leadership within the wider hospital community. The ED Consultant will participate in policy formulation and implementation as well as be involved in human resource management. This will include working with medical and nursing colleagues as well as the application of contemporary ED care processes, such as fast-tracking of patients, nurse-initiated strategies and nurse practitioner-led clinics. The ED Consultant will actively engage in the supervision of junior clinical staff and attend relevant meetings and staff development/education as required.
Mount Gambier & District Health Service is the largest hospital in rural South Australia and has been identified as one of the four general hospital to provide treatment for Country people closer to home. It is committed to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of the people of South Australia. It provides a comprehensive range of high quality, accessible hospital services. It is located on the beautiful Limestone Coast that is midway between Adelaide and Melbourne. The city of Mount Gambier is the second most populous city in South Australia. It offers a high level of services and facilities for both families and individuals.
The successful appointee must hold a Bachelor Of Medicine; Bachelor Of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent and will be registrable with the Medical Board Of Australia/AHPRA as well as having Specialist registration such as Fellowship of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) or an equivalent specialist qualification suitable for supervision of trainees of that College, or Fellowship of Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine (ACRRM) or the Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners (RACGP). The successful appointee should have extensive experience in clinical practice in emergency medicine and highly competent in the delivery of emergency care, particularly in a rural setting. The ED Consultant is expected to have clinical knowledge, skills, training, and competence in resuscitation, airway maintenance, and circulatory support along with the operational management of retrieval of critically ill patients.
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. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant immunisation screening. 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).