Reference Number 37256
Position Title Emergency Registrar
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Award Classification AMA Victoria - Victorian Public Health Sector - Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement - REG Year 1
AMA Victoria - Victorian Public Health Sector - Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement - REG Year 6 and therafter
Salary $50.39 - $69.36 per hour
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week 43
Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.
Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.
An opportunity exists for Emergency Medicine Registrars to join our Emergency Department in February 2021.
Details of Department
Austin Emergency Department is one of Melbourne’s busiest, seeing around 90,000 patients annually. We have access to a wide range of rotations for our Doctors. For Registrars, we offer the standard rotations as well as exclusive Special Skills Terms (see below) that are available only at the Austin and boast regular hours with no night shifts. Whilst employed in the Emergency Department, registrars will usually work a rotating roster including day, evening and night duty. The roster will involve weekend and Public Holiday duty. There is no on-call component. Whilst on rotation to other Departments, there may be an on-call component in addition to rostered hours.
We have experience arranging terms at other hospitals such as The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, The Royal Children’s hospital, The Alfred, The Royal Melbourne, Northern Health, Cabrini and Wonthaggi. We also have relationships with other health services to arrange a variety of other terms e.g. Alice Springs (ED and retrieval).
We have built one of Melbourne’s biggest and most effective Short Stay Units where opportunities arise to practice and learn clinical medicine in a more controlled environment. Our Fast Track area is staffed by Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, Nurse Practitioners as well as Doctors and provides ample opportunities to develop procedural skills. The Emergency Department is separated geographically into Adults and Paediatrics; there are ample opportunities to work shifts in the dedicated paediatric area to work towards completion of the paediatric logbook.
The paediatric ED has also been given provisional accreditation with ACEM as a Paediatric Emergency (PEM) training site with it’s own dedicated education stream and opportunity to work towards the requirements of the joint PEM program. This includes a PEM fellow role tailored at developing the skills of both ACEM and RACP trainees.
Our department has a team of Emergency Physicians dedicated to Junior Medical Staff Education reflected in the high success rates in the recent ACEM Primary and Fellowship exams. The Registrar teaching program includes 5 hours of protected education time weekly, where all trainees are off-roster to allow for regular attendance. Education sessions are divided into level of trainee and specific skills. There are regular interdisciplinary sessions with ICU, anaesthetics and ENT, journal clubs, M&M, SIM sessions and guest speakers from other Specialty units or areas of interest to Emergency Medicine.
The Austin Emergency Department has a strong focus on Toxicology, Research and Quality and there are always projects running concurrently. It is one of very few EDs in Australia with a dedicated Professor/Director of EM research.
Doctors in Training are strongly encouraged to participate in current research or to start a project of their own including those to satisfy the research component of 4.10 projects. Registrars have opportunities to access non-clinical time to participate in committees or working with EP’s in various administrative areas.
Our Emergency Department values the wellbeing and health of its staff and has a wellness committee (TeamED), the ED Social Club and a departmental peer support program (WEEPS) available for all staff to participate in as they wish. We value and support our registrars by having registrar representatives participate in the fortnightly Emergency Physician meetings and roster Emergency Physicians from 0800 to 2300 daily and on-call 2300 to 0800 to provide clinical support.
Details of position
Registrars will be expected to assess and manage patients according to their level of experience. They are also expected to develop and implement an understanding of the needs and processes of ED resource management appropriate to their level of experience; including bed access, bypass avoidance strategies and interdepartmental liaison.
Registrars will also be expected to supervise and educate junior staff in patient assessment and management where appropriate. Registrars may at times be called to treat patients in the Mercy Hospital in emergency situations where the condition of the patient falls outside the clinical skills of Mercy.
Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.
All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working with Children Check.
For further information about the position, please contact Melanie Fitzgerald on (03) 9496 3366.
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Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:
- Cover letter
- Current Curriculum Vitae (please include 3 references with email addresses and contact numbers on your CV)
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