Permanent Staff or Senior Staff Specialist (FACEM) Required

Job details

Location: QLD
Salary: $171,044 - $216,865 per annum (pro-rata for PT) + remuneration package (dependent on experience)
Reference: Ad-1947
Posted: about 2 years ago

Job description

Job Description

  • Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe, services and workplaces. This includes guidelines of the relevant Colleges (ACEM / ACRRM).
  • Provide clinical services to patients at all times subject to scope of clinical practice granted and according to Queensland Health policy and the Clinical Services Capability Framework of Mount Isa Hospital.
  • Assist the Director / Co-Directors in the provision of clinical services to patients of the Emergency Department.
  • Act as a clinical resource person in the management of acutely ill patients throughout North West Hospital and Health Service
  • Meet the roster requirements including participation in the “on call” roster for the Emergency Department
  • Supervise Registrars, Resident Medical Officers, Interns and Students and provide assistance, guidance and advice on diagnosis, management and treatment of patients.
  • Ensure that the Emergency Department work instructions and procedures are maintained
  • Clinical Audit / Practice Review of Registrars, Resident Medical Officers and Interns.
  • Play a key role in the hospital’s response to internal and external disasters. Provide evidence-based and quality clinical care of individual patients in all domains of medical practice according to the standards of the relevant Colleges (ACEM, ACRRM).
  • Manage the administrative requirements of patient care including ensuring that discharge summaries and medicolegal correspondence are completed on discharge / with minimal delay.
  • Ensure appropriate professional communication with individual patients, relatives, guardians and all relevant health professionals necessary for quality clinical care outcomes, including for the transfer of responsibility of clinical care.
  • Make a commitment to patient safety and to improve clinical care through participation in clinical audits, clinical meetings, peer review and other safety and quality assurance programs, presentations and projects.
  • Make a commitment to maintain clinical standards through participation in College and Queensland Health prescribed continuing professional development and mandatory training programs.
  • Meet the teaching requirements of the department, including teaching, supervision and mentorship of all medical staff and students, including the completion of quality supervisory documentation, this includes participation in Registrar training and support to the DCT and DEMT team.
  • Contribute to the provision of population health services to the local community or communities served, including active participation in community health programs.
  • Complete the medical administrative requirements to support access to Medicare for primary health care service delivery as appropriate for patient care in the emergency department. This includes working to achieve and/or maintain Vocational Registration.
  • Actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resource management practices including employment equity, anti-discrimination, workplace health and safety and ethical behaviour.
  • Keep People Safe: Comply with reasonable Work Health and Safety instruction and cooperate with reasonable policy and procedures, including the Duties of Workers, Section 28, Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (QLD).
  • Implement and monitor the organisation’s quality standards, occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs and provide clinical governance in the relevant work area.
  • Effectively engage with people and communities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Deliver culturally responsive and safe care in line with the Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework 2010-2033 and Queensland Health Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017- 2022.

The Hospital  
The North West Hospital and Health Services (NWHHS) is responsible for the public sector health services in the North West region. The NWHHS covers an area of approximately 300,000 square kilometres and services many of the remote communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Health Service is responsible for the promotion and wellbeing of people within the service area and ensuring that health services are of a high quality, accessible to all and effective.

Selection Criteria

  • Specialist registration or eligible for specialist registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) and/or equivalent specialist recognition.
  • Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  • Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  • Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites.
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

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