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Fellow Emergency Medicine – Northern Territory Government

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Fellow Emergency Medicine – Northern Territory Government

Company: Northern Territory Government
Location: Darwin, NT
Job Type: Contract
Date Posted: 17/02/2023
Job Contact:

NT Government DOH


Employment Type: Contract
Location: Darwin, NT
Application Close Date: 09/3/2023

Where you’ll be working

Working in the Northern Territory is not just a once in a lifetime cultural and clinical experience – it may also provide the accelerated career opportunities you have always wanted.

Being a Fellow Emergency Medicine / Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Medicine in the Territory provides you with access to ongoing training and education, and support to develop the clinical skills and knowledge required to the full potential of your scope of practice while providing exemplary healthcare to all Territorians. It offers the chance to work within established multidisciplinary teams in an environment that encourages innovation and excellence.

About the Role

The provision of expertise in emergency medicine and of clinical leadership for the ongoing development of a high quality rural Emergency Department service, including clinical management, supervision of medical staff and delivery of education and training in emergency medicine.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide high quality care and advice on the management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department, including leading immediate diagnostic and resuscitative care for life-threatening conditions and provision of ongoing clinical care until the care of that patient can be assumed by the appropriate service.
  2. Provide, coordinate and facilitate diagnosis, patient management and discharge planning, including provision of accurate, timely and legible medical records, including medical reports and discharge summaries.
  3. Provide advice and assistance to colleagues both within and outside the specialty including those colleagues in geographically isolated centres in the NT.
  4. Direct, coordinate, supervise, manage and evaluate the work of subordinate medical staff in the provision of patient care.
  5. Liaise with other medical, paramedical and nursing staff and provide input into Unit and Hospital policies, for the ongoing development of specialist surgical services in the Northern Territory.
  6. Participate in continuous medical education including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, professional development, peer review, research, teaching, quality improvement activities and clinical audits in line with national and international recommendations
  7. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  8. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary work practices and role modelling behaviour in accordance with NT health values

About You


  1. Eligible for appropriate registration with the Medical Board of Australia and successful completion of examinational requirements for Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
  2. Demonstrated use of expert knowledge and experience of contemporary models in management and leadership to foster a culture committed to excellence in service outcomes and collaboration across disciplines.
  3. Well-developed communication, interpersonal skills, negotiation and conflict management skills, with experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment to achieve positive health outcomes.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to continuing education, teaching, research, quality assurance activities and increased independent and supervisory practice.
  5. Proven ability to manage self and others, monitor performance, manage change and develop guidelines with an understanding of Equal Employment Opportunities, and Work, Health and Safety principles and policy.
  6. Demonstrated awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture and proven experience in working effectively with patients and families/carers of diverse cultural and social backgrounds



  1. Experience in rural/remote medical practice and /or Aboriginal health.


More information

The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant to the position. This role carries specific immunisation requirements. To be eligible for appointment you will be required to meet the immunisation requirements associated with Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances

For more information, please visit https://healthjobs.nt.gov.au or contact the Clinical Recruitment Candidate Liaison team on Phone: +61 8 8922 7020 or healthjobs@nt.gov.au

Closing Date:  9th March, 2023


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