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Emergency Medicine Registrar 1-4

Private Company - Garran, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Overview of the work area and position:

The Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital sees over 90 000 patients per annum, with approximately 20% paediatric age group. The department has a diverse and interesting case-mix, with a high trauma load due to its role as the only trauma centre in this catchment area. Staffing for the department consists of thirty-three (33) consultants, making approximately twenty-two (22) full time equivalents including an Academic Chair in Road Trauma and Emergency Medicine. Consultants are present in the department from 8.00 am until midnight seven days per week. Full time and part time applicants may be considered.

The department is accredited for 24 months of advanced training in emergency medicine with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, including accreditation for the paediatric requirement. There are accredited rotations available in anaesthetics, intensive care, medicine, surgery, neonatal intensive care, paediatrics and to emergency rotations at an urban district hospital. Rotations can be arranged to other areas as required. There is a comprehensive training program for both the primary and fellowship curricula which all College trainees are able to attend. Specific support for exam preparation for both the primary and fellowship examinations is available. There is also the opportunity to engage in research activities for both personal interest and to fulfil College requirements.

Registrars are part of a 24-hour roster, covering seven (7) days a week. They are expected to provide direct patient care, supervise junior medical staff and to work under the supervision of consultant staff. Development of skills in specific areas such as airway management, ultrasound, trauma, toxicology and other invasive procedures are supported and encouraged. There may also be opportunity for registrars with the requisite skills, to be fractionally appointed to the Capital Region Retrieval Service (CRRS). Registrars also interested in teaching are able to be involved in the teaching of medical students for the ANU Medical School program.

The Emergency Department has an educational website; see www.canberraemergency.com.au for more information. Temporary access to our website can be obtained by emailing Nicholas.taylor@act.gov.au

The Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital offers a unique, wide-ranging and exciting experience rarely available in a single hospital.


  1. Be responsible for immediate patient care including adequate history taking, physical examination, ongoing continuous review of patient condition and progress, investigations and therapy indicated by unit protocol or as directed by the duty specialist.
  2. Perform specialised procedures at the direction and under supervision of the duty specialist.
  3. Prepare material for our website, clinical presentations and mortality/morbidity reviews as directed.
  4. Develop and progress a project related to research, education or quality.
  5. Participate in rostered duties as allocated.
  6. Provide leadership and promote a commitment to high quality customer service principles, practices and attributes.
  7. Take responsibility for supervising clinical duties of resident medical officers, and interns.
  8. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.

Garran, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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