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Consultant in Emergency Medicine - Relaxed Family Living in Gorgeous Geraldton, WA - Australia

Consultant - Emergency Medicine
Ref: 4138 Date Posted: Monday 10 Jul 2017
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Closing date 17th July 2017

We are seeking a Consultant in Emergency Medicine for a regional teaching hospital in Geraldton, Western Australia.

The Hospital has 66 beds for acute medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity patients, and a 24 hour Emergency Department.

The coastal setting and the ocean views make this is an ideal spot to settle into the relaxed Australian lifestyle with the family.

The beach is just a 5 minute walk from the hospital.

  • Relaxed coastal lifestyle, surf beaches and superb diving spots 
  • Competitive package up to AUD$406,178 pa depending on exp
  • PLUS study leave and relocation assistance
  • FACEM or equivalent specialist qualifications required, e.g. FCEM, ABEM, FRCPC

In addition:

  • Only a 45 min flight from Perth
  • Teaching hospital in a regional setting
  • Busy ED with approx 30,000 presentations pa, with an admission rate of 20-30% paediatric load
  • With no ICU or Mental Health Unit, you must be skilled in managing critical care patients for extended periods

The Role

The Emergency Department is a busy Regional Resource Centre department seeing around 30,000 Patients per year with an admission rate of 20% and 30% paediatric load. It takes referrals from throughout the Midwest Region and is amongst the busiest of the WACHS Emergency Departments. There are a significant number of high acuity and trauma presentations and, as the hospital has no Intensive Care Unit or Mental Health Unit, FACEMs will need skills to manage critical care patients for extended periods. Active teaching programmes for both senior and junior doctors are in place, and the department currently supports supports candidates doing the Diploma and Certificate of Emergency Medicine as well as a training registrar.

You will hold Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) or equivalent, and be registered or eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a specialist in Emergency Medicine. If you are an overseas trained physician and you have already been assessed by ACEM as "substantially comparable", such applications will be viewed favourably.

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, delivering comprehensive health care to more than 540,000 people including 49,000 Aboriginal people across a 2.5 million square kilometre area. Geraldton sits in the Midwest region of WACHS.


Geraldton, situated in the Midwest Region of the State is a lovely coastal town some 260m (420km) south of the State's capital, Perth. It’s a 45 minutes flight from Perth, or drive The Indian Ocean Drive, a relatively new highway opened in late 2010, taking it as quickly or as slowly as your time allows (4.5 hours to 4 days with side excursions). There’s some beautiful sights along the way; pristine beaches, national parks and carpets of wildflowers. With a 'Mediterranean' climate, winter averages a mild 20 degrees celsius with some rainfall, while summer averages 32 degrees with some days over 40 degrees celsius, but being a coastal location they experience nice afternoon sea breezes. 

With marina-living right on the waterfront, semi-rural acreages for hobby farmers or new housing estates, there is variety of lifestyle options to suit your needs. It is a major minerals port and the town has grown affluent during the mining boom, as a result. Geraldton is known for its sailing, kite, wind and wave surfing, and is home to some of the best diving sights along the WA coastline.

With spectacular ocean views to wake up to every morning it is little wonder why people choose to relocate to the coastal idyll that is Geraldton.

More about the lifestyle in Geraldton and Western Australia

For more information about this exciting and unique position, please get in touch for more information. 


If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Alasdair Spinner

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5276 LinkedIn