Position Details
Position Title Advanced Trainee
Position Number 22433
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 16/08/2020
Maximum length of training contract 06/02/2022
Local Health District South Western Sydney Local Health District
Facility Camden & Campbelltown Hospitals
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Sub Specialty None
Additional Training Focus Ultrasound
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical Officer
Registrar
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $127,539.00
Main Purpose of Position Due to COVID-19 and the changes to college requirements during the pandemic, NSW Health may make changes to the recruitment process. Formal interviews may be conducted electronically rather than face to face however, candidates will be notified as soon as practical of any changes

The Ultrasound ‘Special Skills’ position in Emergency will support one trainee at a time and will be for 6 months with time divided 50/50 between emergency ultrasound and emergency medicine, running two 6-month positions in a 12 month period. This will count for 3 months special skills with ACEM. The roster will be made up of four 10-hour shifts per week divided equally between emergency ultrasound and emergency medicine.

The ultrasound component of the position will include training in a broad range of both diagnostic and procedural applications for ultrasound in emergency medicine

and will be supported by regular sessions in the Department of Radiology, which occur on a weekly basis.

It is our expectations of the medical officer in the ultrasound roll, in addition to demonstrating what we are doing as a department i.e.

-Participate in the following under the supervision of the term supervisor and ultrasound committee.
- E-logbook completion aligning with ACEM core ultrasound modules (AAA, EFAST, Vascular access, Basic echo, Lung) which can contribute to external ultrasound accreditation e.g. ASUM CCPU.
- Curriculum which aligns with department and college recommendations.
- Facilitate ultrasound education sessions for medical students, JMOs, medical officers and nurses.
- Procedural credentialing pathways related to US i.e. vascular access for nurses, JMOs and medical officers, departmental accreditation for core scans e.g. AAA, EFAST.
- Participate in developing modules for, and facilitating stations in, Campbelltown ED POCUS course 'Sono-Town.'
- Participate in ultrasound related QA and QI projects i.e. clinical governance around image storage and review, M&M.
- Participate in US maintenance including US hygiene standards and sterile procedures, and education around this.
- Participate in department led US related research projects


We encourage our trainees to enroll in the CCPU via ASUM. We have recently been accredited by ASUM to sign off ten modules of the CCPU and our first two trainees were accredited for 9 and 12 modules respectively.
Position Requirements The doctor is the key person who works closely with all members of staff and
must:
- Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team.
- Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature.
- Exercise discretion and sensitivity and maintain confidentiality.
- Demonstrate leadership within a team environment and actively contributes to
team activities including meetings and decision making processes.
- Demonstrate an ability to initiate and undertake discussions with patients and
their families regarding their hospitalisation, treatment and progress.
Communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with consultants regarding the
patients under their care.
Local Background & Environment The Emergency Department at Campbelltown is an accredited training site with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. It is accredited for 12 months advanced training as an Urban District Hospital.
The department has a mix of Trainees and CMOs and has FACEM supervision 16 hours per week day. A consultant is on call at all times to support the Department.
Campbelltown Hospital is a teaching hospital of Western Sydney University Medical School. It offers most specialties. It is situated in a semi-rural environment in South West Sydney and is one of the fastest growing population centres of the State.
A significant proportion of the population are immigrants and 28% of the presentations are paediatric.
The facilities available in the hospital:
- Radiology / Radiography - 24 hour Radiology- Pathology / technician
- 24 hour Pathology
- The Hospital has VMOs / Staff Specialists in the following sub-specialties
Surgery
General Medicine
Gastroenterology
Oncology
Respiratory Medicine
Cardiology
Neurology
Endocrinology
Immunology
Rheumatology
Nephrology
Haematology
Rehab Medicine
Geriatrics
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mental health
Paediatrics
Palliative Medicine
Intensive Care Medicine
Liverpool Hospital is the networked tertiary referral hospital and is situation 20 minutes away
Key Internal and External Relationships Director of Emergency Medicine
Director of Ultrasound
Director of Emergency Medicine Training
Emergency Staff Specialists
Clinical staff (JMOs, Medical Officers and Consultants) from other clinical
disciplines
JMO Manger and Director Medical Services regarding administrative issues.
Supervision Arrangements The doctor is expected, in conjunction with consultants and other medical officers
working with him on the shift to provide supervision to Intern/Resident medical
officer.
The doctor will be supervised by the Director of Emergency and designated Staff
Specialists during all his shifts together with other junior staff within the
Department.
Challenges/Problem Solving Major challenges for the Trainees include :
• Balancing mandated training and education requirements with service provision, within the limitations of a busy public health service.
• Understands the key performance indicator benchmarks for the ED and participates in patient flow initiatives
• Maintaining a professional role and responsibility for patient care, in close liaison with supervising consultants.
• Working collaboratively with other staff in a multi-disciplinary team.
• Maximising the efficient utilization of the physical resources of the Health Service.
• Being flexible with the work required in a range of Health Services and locations.
• Responsibility for supervision and teaching of more junior medical staff.
Decision Making • Close and effective liaison with consultants will allow you to demonstrate your level of ability and understanding of patient care and enable you to expand your areas of responsibility.
• Ability to make decisions regarding departmental management and patient flow
Communication The doctor is the key person who works closely with all members of staff and must :
• Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team.
• Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature.
• Exercise discretion and sensitivity and maintain confidentiality.
• Demonstrate leadership within a team environment and actively contributes to team activities including meetings and decision making processes.
• Demonstrate an ability to initiate and undertake discussions with patients and their families regarding their hospitalisation, treatment and progress.
• Communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with consultants regarding the patients under their care.
Performance Monitoring The doctor is responsible for:
- Participating in ongoing review of their clinical practice as per conditional
registration guidelines;
- Participating in continuing medical education and professional development as
covered by the supervision arrangements stipulated by the Medical Board.
- Maintain his/her professional competence.
The doctor will also participate in the Organisations performance management
program conducted by the Department Director at least annually.
Additional Information
Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided

College Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Organisation Chart Organisation Chart.doc
Job Demands Checklist Click Here to View
Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia

2: Minimum of 3 years full time equivalent post graduate years and significant experience in an Australian Emergency Department or equivalent.

3: Has qualified as an Advanced Trainee as per the requirements by ACEM or expects to have met the criteria by commencement of employment in February 2020. Demonstrated commitment to and satisfactory progress in the ACEM Training program.

4: Demonstrated effective communication skills, clinical skills, judgment and expertise. teamwork, time management and problem solving skills in the clinical setting

5: Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management

6: Evidence of continued professional development and commitment to self education, experience and willingness to teach junior medical staff.

7: Ability and willingness to work at the facilities within the Network to deliver patient care.
Contact Details A/Prof Richard Cracknell
02 4634 3253
richard.cracknell@health.nsw.gov.au