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Consultant - Emergency Medicine - Bunbury Hospital Western Australia

Western Australia Country Health Service
Bunbury (Suburb), South West (AU)
Bunbury Hospital is increasing its long term FACEM establishment, as part of our service reform.
Closing date
17 Feb 2022
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About the Role

As a Consultant – Emergency Medicine,  you will provide comprehensive clinical service in Emergency Medicine to patients of WA Country Health Service – South West and promote quality health outcomes for emergency medicine. You will also demonstrate leadership and role modelling.

Bunbury Hospital is undergoing significant capital works, including an expected helipad, to meet the increasing demand for high quality clinical services within the South West of WA. We are seeking dynamic FACEMs to join our cohesive ED team and who will be significantly based in the SW WA region. There are opportunities for career development with process design, teaching and improvements in patient transport. We enjoy a close relationship with the Rural Clinical School of WA. Several of our current FACEMs have appointments at the RCS. Applicants  who expect to achieve FACEM within a limited time frame may be considered.

About the Region

Bunbury Hospital is a 135 bed public facility co-located with a similarly sized private hospital St John of God Health Care which forms part of the South West Health Campus. Opened in 1999, it is the biggest hospital and health care complex in regional Western Australia. It delivers health care to more than 80,000 of the region’s local residents as well as visitors. Bunbury Hospital has undergone an upgrade which includes the first ICU outside of the Metropolitan area, a  comprehensive cancer care centre and an extended Emergency Department.

The South West region is located in the south-west corner of the state, facing the Indian and Southern Oceans. It shares its eastern boundary with Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions. It covers an area of 23,998 sq. km, has 12 local government  areas and a diverse geographic profile ranging from rugged coastline and beaches to agricultural landscapes. The economy is based around tourism, mining and construction, retail and agriculture.

WACHS is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half  million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia.

How to Apply

Suitable candidates must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) and have Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine or equivalent.

Please apply online through MedJobs by clicking the Apply Now Button.

1.  A statement addressing the Selection Criteria found in the attached Job Description Form and how you are able to meet the position requirements.

2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. Please include contact details for clinical work-related referees (It is preferable for one of your referees to be a current clinical supervisor / manager). 

Enquires are strongly encouraged.

Please contact:

  • Dr Stephen Hartwig on +61 8 9722 2240, email
  • Or HR Consultant Antoinette Black on +61 8 9722 2752, mobile +61 499 580 201, email

Applications must be lodged online by 4pm (WST) Monday 14/03/2022

Late submissions will not be accepted.

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