Pre-Hospital Retrieval Registrar
Location: Australia,Northern Territory
Work type: Full Time
Alice Springs Hospital
Annual 120-150K + overtime + relocation reimbursement + remote practice allowance
You will treat some of the most interesting and complex medicine available in Australia. Overwhelming sepsis and trauma are among the more common reasons retrievals are activated. The one service covers all age groups and presentations, including everyone from premature births, bronchiolitic babies, and psychiatric cases. Retrieval doctors are also rostered to provide medical support for some major sporting events in the region.
Retrievals are primarily by fixed wing PC-12 turbo prop aircraft. Cases include primary road retrievals, clinic retrievals and inter-hospital transfers. Registrars who work for the retrieval service are responsible for delivering critical care support for the sick and injured paediatric and adult population across a vast 1.6 million km2.
You will also be provided with the unique opportunity to work alongside Medical Retrieval Consultants in the coordination centre. Working for a retrieval service that feeds into a single hospital provides you with the opportunity to follow the entire patient journey; from the first point of contact by phone, through retrieval to hospital admission and discharge.
6-12 months in Retrieval Medicine (Full Time).
- You must be an advanced trainee, preferably in the last two years of a critical care training programme (eg. ACEM, CICM, ANZCA, ACCRM).
- Minimum experience of 6 months in an Emergency Department, 6 months in an Intensive Care Unit, and 3 months in Anaesthetics.
- The ability to be the clinical lead, working with a flight nurse or paramedic, providing critical care to patients in remote settings.
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills are required. You will need the ability to work in complex cross cultural environments.
- Procedural skills must be at a level where you can independently perform intubations, invasive lines, intercostal catheters etc. Advice on management will be available by telephone via the Medical Retrieval and Coordination Centre.
- The role of medical retrieval co-ordination fellow is available to practitioners with 6 or more months of retrieval experience.
Alice Springs is in a beautiful and unique part of the world with good schools, an accepting and multicultural community, eclectic arts and entertainment, as well as many sporting opportunities. All within a backyard that many travel across the world to see and experience. It is a regional town of approximately 27000 people nestled between East and West MacDonnell Ranges. Blue skies prevail most of the year making it the perfect base for mountain biking, hiking and camping enthusiasts. Highlights of the social calendar include the annual Beanie Festival, Ingkerreke Mountain Bike Enduro, Finke Desert Race, Camel Cup, and various arts and music festivals.
Contact Tracy.Walczynski@nt.gov.au for more information and applications.