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Emergency Doctors

Employer
South Western Sydney Local Health Board
Location
New South Wales (AU)
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

At Liverpool Hospital we have a young, friendly, dynamic group of emergency physicians with a keen interest in registrar teaching and training. We are strongly committed to training and provide a paid protected day of registrar teaching per fortnight. Each registrar has access to an education fund to the value of $2500 annually to spend on approved courses such as APLS, EMST and Ultrasound Training or towards the college trainee research project (TRP) requirement.

Unique educational opportunities only available at Liverpool include:

  • Sydney Emergency X-Ray Interpretation (SEXI) Day – one day radiology interpretation course
  • Liverpool Advanced Trauma Teaching Experience (LATTE) – practical advanced trauma course
  • Medical Emergency Day with Interactive Clickers (MEDIC)
  • Professionalism in Trainees (PROFiT) – Full day workshop
  • UpskillED - full day workshop aimed at the Junior ED and Critical Care Trainees
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support training days
  • Five paid simulation days covering ITIM trauma team training, paediatric, medical, obstetric, and toxicological emergencies. Registrars have the opportunity to write scenarios and participate as faculty for these courses
  • In-house ultrasound training days and shop floor supervision. All trainees that commit to two years at Liverpool Hospital will become FAST and AAA accredited.

Liverpool Hospital is fully accredited for training by The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). Liverpool Hospital is a tertiary referral and trauma centre in the South West of Sydney with an annual census of 85,000 patients. Liverpool is one of the busiest Emergency Departments in NSW with an interesting and challenging case mix of adult and paediatric patients and an admission rate of greater than 40 per cent.

Liverpool has a strong record in both primary and fellowship exams with several fellowship prize winners in the past. There are three ACEM examiners dedicated to helping trainees prepare for the primary and fellowship exams. We have co-ordinated primary and fellowship exam preparation programmes.

Rotations available include Anaesthetics, ICU, Paediatric Emergency Medicine (at Campbelltown, Liverpool and Westmead Children’s Hospitals), and Retrieval Medicine. Urban district time can be spent at Bankstown-Lidcombe and Campbelltown Hospitals. Rural rotations to Dubbo Base Hospital and Alice Springs can also be arranged. We have a 6/12 ultrasound special skills term and a one year ED administration special skills term accredited by ACEM available to advanced trainees. 

Emergency physicians provide extended hours cover over seven days a week with excellent opportunities for supervised training in a challenging and busy department. 

Full-time ED medical staff work four 10-hour shifts a week with good flexibility within the roster.

For further information, please contact:

A/Prof Kent Robinson,
Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training
Kent.Robinson@health.nsw.gov.au

We are happy to chat to anyone interested in one-year positions in ED and will help with arranging working visas and AHPRA registration.

Liverpool Hospital’s Emergency Department will double in size as part of the $790 million Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct redevelopment. It will become one of the largest emergency departments in the southern hemisphere when the expansion is complete in 2027. The department will include a state-of-the-art 10-bay resuscitation zone to provide care for high acuity patients as well as a self-contained paediatric area.

The first stage of the Emergency Department redevelopment will be completed in 2024 and will feature an advanced Interventional Radiology suite, including a room combining Computerised Tomography (CT), Angiography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans. The suite will provide the latest and most effective minimally invasive treatments, helping to diagnose oncology at an earlier stage and reducing the length of hospital stays, improving patient outcomes. The cutting-edge technology will be the first of its kind in the country and will help further personalise treatments to suit a wider range of patients.

Our aim is to provide world-leading emergency care to the culturally diverse population of the south-western Sydney, which is among the fastest growing regions in New South Wales.
 

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