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This Consultant EM job is in a beautiful part of regional Australia. Situated just on the New South Wales and Victorian border, Albury Wodonga sits on the iconic Murray river. A twin settlement it is now in practical terms a cojoined city with a population of over 90k.

It sits to the West of an alpine region where you can MTB and trek in the summer and enjoy the skifields in the winter. 

The job is with Albury Wondonga health and is a Consultant Emergency Medicine position. Excluding shift allowances, the package at the most senior level of experience will be approx. AU$350k.

Some background info: AWH is a 286 bed health service servicing a population of 250k. It triaged 62,292 emergency presentations from July 2015 – June 2016. Emergency is offered at both locations (Albury & Wondonga) which are adjacent to each other on the border between NSW and VIC. Both sites are major trauma centres for the large catchment region.

The Albury site had 42k 2015-2016 emergency presentations. It has “ 20 treatment areas including 4 consulting rooms, a plaster room, an eye room, 12 general cubicles and 2 resuscitation beds.The ED is the regional Trauma Centre for North East Victoria and the NSW catchment area. The ED also receives all orthopaedic cases for the NSW catchment area and North East Victoria. “

Wodonga had 35k in 2015-2016. Of which approximately 2,350 admitted from the Department to the Acute Hospital. The ED has 8 treatment areas with a capacity to house 12 patients and there are also 2 resuscitation rooms. The ED treats all Obstetric Emergencies.

They have 7 EM consultants split between the two sites with 12 EM registrars. There are at least 2 international medical graduates (IMGs) in this group of consultants – one from US and one from UK. You could choose to work in either site dependent on your preferences. 

However, each location specialises in other services to ensure the best care is provided. For example, Wondonga site has Obstetrics and Albury has ICU, paediatrics and orthopaedics.

That year 2015-2016 saw improvements in Emergency department access with an achievement in zero patients waiting in excess of 24hrs for admission in either site.

The cities of Albury and Wodonga are growing at almost 2%pa,  reflected in the continuing growth in emergency presentations from the previous financial year.

The climate is fairly ‘Mediterranean’, Albury Wodonga's 4 seasonal changes (unusual for Australia) are clearly marked; hot dry summer, mild autumns and springs, and cool winters. Throughout the year the skies are frequently clear and blue.

Albury has an airport with regular flights to Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra is a 3hr+ drive.

If not FACEM, you must have completed your specialist training in either NZ, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or South Africa.

For more information please call Alasdair Spinner on +44 131 240 5276 or al@headmedical.com

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