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Position Details
Reference Number 431560
Position Title Post Graduate Fellow in Emergency Medicine and Toxicology
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 07/02/2020)
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Randwick
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award / Post Graduate Fellow
Salary $193,399.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.


The post graduate fellow will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the Emergency Department & Clinical Toxicology Service.

                                               
The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking to recruit a fellow who is a qualified Emergency Physician for the position of emergency medicine/clinical toxicology fellow. The position will be split between ½ FTE in emergency medicine (20 hrs pw) and ½ FTE (20 hrs pw) in clinical toxicology and toxicology research with an on-call requirement for toxicology.

 

Successful applicants will be required to manage toxicology in-patients, be on-call for new admissions and provide phone advice regarding poisoning under the supervision of the clinical toxicologists at the Prince of Wales Hospital, and this includes the Sydney Children's Hospital and other hospitals within the South Eastern local health district (Sutherland & St George Hospitals).

The incumbent will also provide supervision of the toxicology registrar, provide teaching to toxicology trainees, manage toxicology database and participate in toxicology quality assurance meetings, teaching sessions and journal club. Clinical meetings with other toxicology services and NSW Poison Information Centre are held on a regular basis.

Attendance and participation in toxicology quality assurance meetings, teaching sessions and journal club will be mandatory. Clinical meetings with other toxicology services and NSW Poison Information Centre are held on a regular basis.

The emergency medicine component of the position will require the Fellow to participate in the Emergency Medicine clinical roster as 0.5 FTE.  The incumbent is expected to provide an adequate assessment and management of patients presented to the Emergency Department, supervise junior medical officers and registrars, and liaise with other medical and surgical teams regarding Emergency patients.

 

The Prince of Wales Hospital is an urban tertiary referral centre with affiliation with the University of NSW. The Emergency Department sees approximately 55,000 adult presentations per year. The Clinical Toxicology Service has 1,000 admissions and consults per year.  The hospital has all major medical and surgical sub-specialties represented on-campus and one of two of NSW’s spinal units and the only public hyperbaric unit, as well as 24 hour pathology and radiological services (including CT scanning and MRI facilities).  There are currently two other hospitals within the South Eastern Local Health District, St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

SESLHD covers urban and suburban communities and manages  eight public hospitals and one public nursing home:

  • Calvary Healthcare Sydney (third schedule with Little Company of Mary Health Care)
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • St George Hospital
  • Sutherland Hospital
  • Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital
  • War Memorial Hospital (third schedule with Uniting Care)
  • Gower Wilson Memorial
  • Garrawarra Centre

SESLHD also operates 28 Child and Family Health Centres, 12 Community Health Centres and nine Oral Health Clinics; providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services.

Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Breast screening, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Women's Health, Youth Health, Sexual Health, Imaging and Pathology services are provided at a number of facilities across SESLHD.

 

The position will be primarily located at Prince of Wales Hospital(s) but may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MDAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.

 

The Department of Emergency Department & Clinical Toxicology Service at Prince of Wales Hospital seeks to employ a post graduate fellow.  The Fellow’s position will be split between ½ FTE (20 hrs pw) in clinical toxicology and toxicology research with an on-call requirement for toxicology and ½ FTE in emergency medicine (20 hrs pw). The aim of this position is to provide clinical toxicology training to emergency physicians who have completed their required emergency medicine training time and have recently completed their FACEM fellowship examinations. It would suit those who would like to gain further experience in clinical toxicology with an aim to pursue a career in clinical toxicology as a subspecialty of emergency medicine

  

It will be a requirement of the rotation that the fellow is closely involved in all toxicology and emergency medicine research. There will be ample time, to initiate and complete a number of clinical or laboratory-based research projects. Exposure to poison centre-based clinical toxicology will also be possible.

 

The emergency medicine component of the position will require the Fellow to participate in the Emergency Medicine Consultant clinical and on-call roster.

 

The Prince of Wales Hospital is a tertiary referral centre with affiliation with the University of NSW. The Emergency Department sees approximately 55,000 adult presentations per year while the clinical toxicology service has about 1,000 poisoning cases and consults per year. The hospital is one of the Toxicology units accredited for training with the ACEM, one of the two state’s spinal units and the only public hyperbaric unit.

 

The successful candidate may be eligible for a conjoint appointment to the Prince of Wales Clinical School with the UNSW Faculty of Medicine.  The level of the appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience. 

 

The position will be primarily located at Prince of Wales Hospital(s) but may be varied as agreed. 

 

The application must be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to demonstrate their ability to work as a team member within the facility.

 

The position is approved for 12 months with the possibility of an extension for a further 12 months.  

 

Salary and conditions are in accordance with Staff Specialist (State) Award.

 

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009. Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.

 

Please complete your application via eRecruit together with a completed Medical Practice History Declaration available at the following link http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Employment/docs/MedicalPracticeHistory.doc and email your completed document to Daniel.Gialouris@health.nsw.gov.au

Selection Criteria 1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA);

2. Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973 and Staff Specialist award, and demonstrated subspecialty training in clinical Toxicology for at least 12 months.

3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position;

4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality Emergency Department & Clinical Toxicology 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;

5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital;

6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriates as a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical and dental staff;

7. 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 as well as demonstrated commitment to provision of a high standard of clinical care in the public sector setting;

8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Dr. Betty Chan
Contact Number 93822911
Closing Date 20/11/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view