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Staff Specialist Emergency Medicine - Armidale Hospital (H21_3604)

Hunter New England Health is the only district in New South Wales with a major metropolitan centre, a mix of several large regional centres, many smaller rural centres, and remote communities within its borders. Within the Hunter New England Local Health District lies Armidale. Armidale is set high on the Northern Tablelands and is known for its beautiful tree lined streets and magnificent autumn colours and has a distinctive seasonal climate. Armidale is located mid way between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Highway with an abundance of transport options between the major cities. The region offers diversity in outdoor activities such as bushwalking in the nearby World Heritage listed National Parks offering spectacular gorges and waterfalls in Australia. Armidale is an educational centre featuring a university, as well as excellent public and prestigious private schools, and a regional conservatorium each providing a level of education comparable to any capital city in Australia. There is also plenty of childcare options and children's services for families in the area. Armidale is a warm and caring community with great cafés and restaurants and a thriving cultural scene, including a regional art gallery.

There are significant growth and workforce opportunities taking place, through new regional investment in the Armidale region, which includes federal and state agencies growing their local workforce.

Armidale Rural Referral Hospital is a ninety-nine-bed facility providing a comprehensive range of services including acute medical and surgical services, obstetrics, paediatrics and a range of diagnostic and allied health services.A busy emergency department, a Level 3 Close Observation Unit, mental health unit and renal dialysis unit. The referral community of the area is 55,200. Adult Medical services include respiratory, cardiac, chemotherapy, renal and palliative care. Surgical services include general, orthopaedics, gynaecology, urology and ophthalmology. The hospital is a spacious, modern, and well-equipped with the most recent development opening in 2019. Tablelands Clinical School is part of the University of Newcastle and University of New England Joint Medical Program. Medical students undertake clinical placements and attend teaching at the clinical school which is exceptionally well resourced with simulation laboratories and tutorial rooms.

If you are a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, passionate about leading contemporary comprehensive specialist services and enjoy outdoor pursuits in a rural environment, consider applying. Armidale Rural Referral Hospital offers you opportunities to apply your generalist skills in a University town.

If you are interested in expanding your horizons and using all elements of your craft, in a supportive organisation that cares and invests in their workforce, find out more by contacting Catherine Poutasi on 0432 173 611 or email cpoutasi@hardygroupintl.com.

Applications Close: 07/05/2021