A Director of Emergency Medicine is sought for a full time role until June 30th 2019 with possible extension for a longer period. The director will lead, manage and coordinate the development and delivery of the Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS) and emerging Clinical Operations Service.
The ETS service is currently on track to see over 22,000 emergency patients this year and is expanding into Inpatient Care, Other specialties and the coordination of patient transfers across the service. This position will lead the clinical governance, clinical performance and Medical Workforce within the ETS and Clinical Operations Service. The successful applicant will demonstrate leadership and innovation in contributing and implementing the changes, working within the team of relevant Executive, Medical Administration, Medical and Nursing staff as the health board expands the ETS and Clinical Operations service.
- Provide clinical management of emergency telemedicine patients via Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS)
- Supervision, co-ordination and management of all patients within the service. Service provision will need to be flexible and will vary dependent upon needs as determined appropriate for a 24 hour service. Service provision is predominantly via telemedicine (telephone and video conference) and may vary from time to time depending on organisational needs and objectives.
- Participate in the Emergency Medicine Consultant ETS roster including night duty and on call as rostered.
- Support medical colleagues, nursing and the multidisciplinary team in the performance of their clinical duties.
- Maintain quality patient medical records according to health service protocols ensuring that documentation and record keeping is accurate, accountable and in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements.
- Liaise with members of the health care team, local General Practitioners (GPs) and the private sector to meet the needs of patients under their care.
- Initiate, lead and participates in strategic clinical service improvement
- Lead the recruitment, selection, deployment, orientation, performance management and rostering of all medical staff within the unit.
- Attend to medico legal issues that arise concerning patients that have been under the care of ETS and advise the relevant Medical Administrator about complaints and clinical incidents as directed.
- Participate in committee meetings and special projects such as disaster planning, clinical pathway design, etc.
- Chair the ETS department meeting and attends other governance committee meetings as required.
- FACEM or equivalent postgraduate qualification in Emergency Medicine
- Eligibility for specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia
- Extensive experience in Emergency Medicine
- Demonstrated leadership skills in a multidisciplinary complex team environment.
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to clinical teaching.
- Demonstrated experience in continuous quality improvement and its practical application.