Clinical Director Emergency Medicine - FIFO
Location: Australia,New South Wales
Work type: Full Time
Fly in fly out to outback NSW - daily flights from SYD / ADE
$250 per hour + extras + travel + accomodation
As the Emergency Medicine Clinical Director your work will combine clinical work and leadership and administrative duties. You will have an interest in leadership and guidance and will be responsible for recruitment, policies and processes, leadership, audits and quality activities.
Initially, you will work 2 weeks per month to settle into your new role, with the aim of eventually working 3-4 days every 2 weeks in a FIFO arrangement with flights and accommodation provided. Flights are 3 hours from Sydney or 45 minutes from Adelaide.
When off-site you will be available by email or phone to provide oversight as Director, with paid on-call. You will earn $250 per hour in line with NSW VMO rates. You will be supported by a dedicated FACRRM working on a block of 7 days on and 7 days off, as well as a locally based Career Medical Officer, several locum Career Medical Officers as well as a VMO support from Adelaide.
This Local Health District covers 194,949 square kilometres in remote NSW. The District is sparsely populated, with 62% of its approximately 30,000 inhabitants living in the city. The remainder of the population live in agricultural towns throughout the District. It is the most sparsely populated local health district in NSW and has the highest proportion of Aboriginal residents (12%). The population is decreasing, ageing and experiencing significant morbidity related to lifestyle factors and chronic illness.
The vision for Local Health District is Excellence in Rural and Remote Health. The Emergency Medicine Department is located in the main hospital which is a multi-functionary regional hospital. It is a rural teaching hospital with more than 100 beds, providing acute, non-acute and outpatient services to the local region and surrounding communities. It has general medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric and psychiatric beds as well as theatre, palliative care, dialysis, oncology, intensive and coronary care units. There are also a number of support and allied health services. The specialist clinics are staffed by a combination of VMOs, staff specialists, nursing and clerical staff who are employed by the Hospital.
This city is a frontier mining town in the far west of New South Wales, in the Australian outback. You can explore the mining history of the region through geology exhibits at the local museum.
You will find the city has a rich and colourful history and is known for its art and creativity, being the birthplace of the “Brushmen of the Bush”. It is also a tourist destination for interstate and international visitors as the gateway to the outback.
The local airport is located 6km from the City centre and is serviced by Regional Express (REX) providing regional passenger transport services each day. Regional Express operates on a regular passenger route into and out of the Broken Hill Airport using Saab 340
aircraft. There are daily flights to Sydney, Dubbo, Adelaide and Melbourne via Mildura making this an accessible destination for a FIFO appointment.
You must hold Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) and Specialist registration with AHPRA.
Experience in leadership and rural emergency medicine service development is highly desirable.