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REQ82932 Requisition #
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Employment Type:  Various
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ82932


Come and join the Emergency Physician team at Tamworth


We are seeking Emergency Physicians to join our team.  The department is led by a group of dynamic FACEMS who promote an active, stimulating and supportive work environment.


Multiple positions available:
• Full time & part time permanent positions
• Full time & part time 1 year fixed term contract
• Part time (0.5 FTE) 2.5 years fixed term contract
• Flexible options available—including ability to work across both Emergency Medicine and Retrieval Medicine


•New $220 million acute services redevelopment opened in July 2015, delivering a brand new Emergency department, and is the major Rural Referral Hospital for the north west of NSW.

•Tamworth is home to a locally based helicopter retrieval service and is the only regional trauma centre north of Newcastle.

•Tamworth Hospital has a busy ED with a broad and interesting case mix of approximately 45,000 presentations p.a., 25% admission rate and 30% paediatric case load. The ED has dedicated areas for resuscitation, acute presentations, ambulant and fast track presentations, paediatrics and short stay observation.

•Tamworth ED is accredited with ACEM for 18 months of compulsory ED time and also has accredited terms in anaesthetics, ICU and medical retrieval.

•The focus of the unit is on providing excellence in patient care, training and education and a cohesive team culture. You will find the workload busy enough to gain exposure to a large variety of cases including majors and trauma but with enough time to practice evidence-based medicine.

•You will be well supported by the existing team of 10 FTE equivalent FACEM colleagues with a good mix of experience and enthusiasm providing mentoring and support.


There is allocated clinical support time associated with this position.


Tamworth is an inviting and progressive city offering excellent lifestyle, education and employment opportunities. It has outstanding outdoor recreational options and a great wining and dining café and live music culture. Tamworth is ideally located about half way between Sydney and Brisbane, with excellent flight connections. Tamworth’s population is 60,000 and growing at about 5% per year.


An eligibility list will be created for future permanent and/or temporary full and part time positions.


Interested? Please contact: Dr Nick Ryan, Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine Ph. (02) 6767 7000  or Maree Sheaves, Senior Medical Recruitment  Consultant Ph. (02) 6767 7780 maree.sheaves@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au


Applications Close: 27 January 2019

  1. Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist in Emergency Medicine, and/or overseas trained specialist pathways.
  2. Demonstrated recent clinical experience in Emergency Medicine at the role delineation of the service.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership of a team.
  4. Demonstrated effective clinical communication through the use of information technology and written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, research and quality improvement.
  6. Availability to participate in an on-call roster and to respond on site within a reasonable time.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Maree Sheaves on Ph. (02) 6767 7780 or Maree.Sheaves@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 27 January 2019 

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