Trainee Medical Officers - Emergency Medicine

Job no: 810377
Work type: Full time
Location: Various
Categories: Medical
  • Central Adelaide Local Health Network
  • The Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Salary  MDP-3  $144,389/$150,164
  • Salary  MDP-2  $86,635/$140,058
  • Full-time temporary from 9/8/23 up to 8/8/24

Why not come to South Australia and experience Emergency medicine in Central Adelaide whilst enjoying all the region has to offer? Some of Australia's best beaches, world famous wine regions, the Fringe festival, Tour Down Under, V8 motor racing, the fantastic Adelaide oval and much more.  Adelaide was the only Australian city featured in the New York Time's "top places to go in 2015" and in 2016, was named one of the world’s most liveable cities for the 5th year running.  In addition, compared to the other Australian capital cities, Adelaide had more affordable accommodation, and less traffic congestion, allowing you to live close to the city centre, with easy access to all facilities, including hospitals.  With a population over 1 million people, it has all the advantages of the bigger cities, but not the dense population and expense.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is South Australia's largest accredited teaching hospital. It is the major trauma centre for South Australia, treating over 1700 trauma patients per year with 25% of these being classed as having serious injury. It has a catchment area for trauma that includes all of South Australia, plus adjacent sections of the neighbouring states.  The ED sees close to 80,000 patients per year with a 42% admission rate. In 2017 we moved to a new state-of-the-art facility, costing $2.5 billion, becoming Australia's most advanced hospital, and forming a critical part of the $3 billion South Australian Health and Biomedical Research Precinct, the largest health precinct in the southern hemisphere.  The RAH has all specialities except paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. It is the Stroke Centre for South Australia, and performs endovascular clot retrieval.  The RAH also is the major Burns Centre for South Australia.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), 20 minutes west of the CBD, is a 307 bed acute care teaching hospital (ACEM accredited as an urban district hospital), which sees approximately 135 patients a day, with a varied case-mix including paediatrics and gynaecology. A new upgrade is planned, anticipating to cost over $250 million. This will include a new ED, in addition new operating theatres, day surgery suite, outpatient clinics, medical imaging services and intensive care unit.  

Emergency medical practitioners will work across our two campuses, ensuring that their working experience exposes them to a wide variety of emergency medicine experiences. The split between the two sites is generally roughly one-third of the time at the QEH and the remainder at the RAH, but this is flexible and can vary with individual requirements and desires.  There is a Work Place Flexibility Agreement that also allows grouping of shifts together, with more days off duty at the end of a number of shifts – this allows the individual to do some travelling without necessarily utilising their recreational leave.

Medical officers are well supported by consultant medical staff at both sites, with a consultant presence for at least 16 hours/day, with consultants on call and easily and willingly available during the night.

Medical officers at CALHN have the opportunity to complete an Emergency Medicine Certificate. This is a 6 month formal qualification with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, which is recognised overseas.  

Registrars who are in specialist training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) have the opportunity to rotate through the trauma service as Trauma Registrar (ACEM special skills), and the option of external rotations to Anaesthesia, ICU, MedSTAR Retrieval Service and the Women's and Children's Hospital for Paediatric ED. CALHN can provide the complete provisional and advanced training package. We have strong links with other departments, such as hyperbaric medicine, for additional rotations should you have a specific area of interest. 

Within the network there is a structured teaching program. Trainees have access to protected and paid weekly teaching time, and access to the simulation centre at the University of Adelaide. Our consultant faculty consists of college examiners, FACEMS with regional ACEM educational positions, ALS, APLS, EMST, ETM and MIMMS instructors, as well as FACEMS with further qualification in toxicology, ultrasound, prehospital and retrieval medicine. This places us in a great position to provide comprehensive education to our medical officers. Additionally medical officers are able to access $4,500 every two years for professional development to cover travel and conference costs, this amount increases upon acceptance into an Accredited Training Program. 

Benefits of Working at CALHN
From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, and a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

  • Salary packaging: Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.
  • Diversity and inclusion: CALHN supports and fosters a culture in which employees feel they belong and feel safe at work. The culture aims to encourage all people to use their talents and to be valued and rewarded for their contributions.
  • Flexible working arrangements: Voluntary flexible working provisions have been introduced to enable CALHN employees to better balance work, personal life and family commitments.
  • Opportunity for movement across the SA Health system: There are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and your career at one of our many metropolitan or regional sites.
  • Training is given a high priority, with protected paid teaching time available to both ACEM Trainees and Resident Medical Officers.
  • An experienced consultant supervisor provided to support you along your career journey.
  • Generous relocation assistance may apply to eligible applicants up to $10,000.


We’re looking for talented staff to join us and help us to shape the future of health through world-class care and world-class research and achieve our vision of being in the top 50 health services in the world and top 5 in Australia.

Each day presents our nearly 15,000 employees with an opportunity to perform at their best, not because they are expected to, but because they want to as they work together to achieve our strategic ambitions. Together we’re committed to delivering the very best in care for the community in line with our organisation’s values.

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network includes South’s Australia’s major quaternary facility, the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre and the Repat Health Precinct. We also deliver mental health services at Glenside Health Services and at a range of other locations across the metropolitan area.

Our Statewide clinical services include BreastScreen SA, SA Pathology, SA Medical Imaging and SA Pharmacy. Community health services include SA Dental (including School Dental Services), SA Prison Health and Donate Life SA.

Application Information:

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role. 

In addition to the annual salary package, we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant Immunisation screening. 

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job ref: 810377

Enquiries to

Elizabeth Lewis    Telephone:  7074 2690


Application Closing Date

11:55 pm Friday 29 December 2023


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