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Emergency Medicine Resident Medical Officer 2-4

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Emergency Medicine Resident Medical Officer 2-4 (Job Number: 01WDS)


Senior Resident Medical Officer | Emergency Medicine | Medicine| Canberra Health Services

Classification: SRMO 1-3

Position No: P40455, P40588

Directorate: Canberra Health Services (CHS)

Approved Duty Statement Date: 13/10/2020 Initials: LS

Canberra Health Services

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

This position is for an August 2021 commencement only.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
Five Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
A range of community-based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.

Overview of the work area and position:
The Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital sees over 90 000 patients per annum, with approximately 20% paediatric age group. The department has a diverse and interesting case mix, with a high trauma load due to its role as the only trauma centre in this catchment area. Staffing for the department consists of thirty-three (33) consultants, making approximately twenty-two (22) full time equivalents including an Academic Chair in Road Trauma and Emergency Medicine. Consultants are present in the department from 8.00am until midnight seven days a week. Full time and part time applicants may be considered.
The department places a strong focus on teaching and successful candidates are encouraged to participate in the certificate of Emergency Medicine through the Australasian College for Emergency medicine during this appointment. The staff are a friendly group of people, all with similar interests, making the Emergency Department a great team to join. This is an ideal position to gain expertise in both paediatric and adult emergencies. It is suited to applicants wishing to consolidate skills prior to commencing emergency medicine training or to those looking to further their expertise before embarking on a career in General Practice. Residents have also undertaken the Diploma of Paediatrics during this year.

The Emergency Department has an educational website; see www.canberraemergency.com.au for more information. Temporary access to our website can be obtained by emailing Nicholas.taylor@act.gov.au

The Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital offers a unique, wide-ranging and exciting experience rarely available in a single hospital.

Be responsible for immediate patient care including adequate history taking, physical examination, ongoing continuous review of patient condition and progress, investigations and therapy indicated by unit protocol or as directed by the duty specialist.

Perform specialised procedures on the direction and under supervision of the duty specialist.

Prepare material for our website, clinical presentations and mortality/morbidity reviews as directed.

Participate in rostered duties as allocated (24/7).

Comply with the policies and requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and policies of the CHS. This includes the promotion and application of workplace relations, workplace equity and diversity and workplace safety.

Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.

Personal Attributes:
To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals.
Willingness to actively participate in acquiring emergency medical skills.
High level of commitment to the emergency medical team and an ability to work collaboratively.

Qualifications and Experience:

Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or be eligible for Registration via the Competent Authority Pathway.
At least two completed post graduate years of training prior to the commencement of this position.
Current competency in Advanced Life Support

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. Please submit a statement of claims against the selection criteria in addition to your resume.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

Demonstrated clinical competence at post graduate year 3 level.

Demonstrated ability to pursue both formal and self-directed learning in clinical practice and evidence of developing ability to teach more junior doctors and medical students.

Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals.

Demonstrated commitment to ongoing Advanced Training education, research, teaching and a commitment to continuous quality improvement

Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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