Position: Junior House Officer, ED
Contract: 12month contracts, 2019 intake
We are currently arranging interviews for ED JHO's to join the largest Hospital and Health Service in Brisbane, Queensland. The junior doctors will require participation in shift work, rostered overtime and on-call duties as well as undertaking duties at other Health facilities, either on secondment or rotation.
The hospital is located only 30min drive from Brisbane CBD, Australia's fastest growing and most diverse destination, offering amazing climate all year round, history and attractions making it a perfect location for people who want to explore in their time off. A short drive south of Brisbane are the famous beaches of the Gold Coast and the exciting city of Surfer's Paradise.
It is currently a 148-bed acute hospital and provides primary and secondary level services in the areas of emergency, general medicine, cardiology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, mental health, renal dialysis and rehabilitation services. The hospital has five high dependency beds, a six-bed level 2B nursery and a 23-bed mental health unit. The busy Emergency Department sees 52,000 patients per year and the hospital is approaching 2,500 obstetric deliveries a year.
The theatre complex currently has 4 operating suites and 1 endoscopy room. Anaesthetic services are provided for general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, gynaecology, plastic surgery, dental surgery, ECT and procedural sedation for endoscopy. A 24-hour service is provided for obstetric analgesia and obstetric emergencies.
The position is designed for JHO doctors who provide quality and safe patient centred care, under supervision to all patients whilst further developing appropriate clinical expertise.
-Interview, examine and arrange appropriate investigations for patients of the clinical unit.
-At the time of admission to clinical units, initiate treatment and action plans including a patient discharge plan under the guidance of more senior medical staff.
-Liaise directly with more senior medical staff on clinical units to ensure effective communication including information about changes in each patient's condition.
-Ensure patients have the nature of their illness and consequences of recommended treatment or investigations adequately explained to them.
-Comply with organisational requirements, statutory law and directives of more senior medical staff regarding timely, appropriate and accurate documentation of clinical findings and actions in clinical notes, and the completion of administrative and clinical paper work.
-Attend and assist in theatre and outpatient's clinics as directed by more senior medical staff.
-Participate in the various rosters for Resident Medical Officers at the direction of the Deputy Director Medical Services or Departmental Senior Medical Staff.
-Ensure availability as rostered. If rostered on remote call, to be on site within 30 minutes of receiving notification.
-In the event of unforseen circumstance and inability to participate in the roster, immediate notification is required as per protocol.
-Rostering may include participation in the Emergency Department out-of-hours roster irrespective of primary roster allocation.
To be eligible for this opportunity, you must have:
-Completion of a relevant medical tertiary degree.
-Registered as a Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia.
For more information on the above opportunity please get in touch with Babs Dass on 028 248 2942 or apply now with your current CV.