The Tasmanian Northern Area Health Service is recruiting advanced trainees from emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care to aeromedical retrieval positions based at the Launceston General Hospital.
Registrars will have the opportunity to work in Emergency, Intensive Care, Anaesthetics or Acute Medicine while participating in the retrieval roster for Aeromedical and Retrieval, Ambulance Tasmania. Positions will be supernumerary to the core unit staffing to facilitate being ready to fly and training time able to be accredited in the relevant specialties. The position is not currently accredited for core aeromedical retrieval time.
The position involves supervised and non-supervised transport of patients from primary health sites, remote locations, Tasmanian intra-hospital transfers and interstate transfers. The Medical Retrieval Unit of Ambulance Tasmania will provide orientation, focussed training, buddied flights and support retrieval orientated post graduate skill acquisition courses. Six month and twelve month appointments are available and flexible / part time opportunities may be arranged.
Aeromedical and Retrieval, Ambulance Tasmania is the single provider of adult aero-medical retrieval for the state of Tasmania. The service is based in Launceston utilising a fixed wing aircraft and road vehicles of the Ambulance Tasmania. The Northern Area Health Service provides medical staff to perform the retrievals while critical care consultants from around the state provide the retrieval coordination and support. The retrieval medical officer works in collaboration with the Intensive Care Flight Paramedics of Ambulance Tasmania in the transport of critical care patients within and from Tasmania. Aeromedical and Retrieval, Ambulance Tasmania performs approximately 180 retrievals per year, the majority being tertiary level transfers with an increasing number of rural hospital retrievals.
Supervised by and responsible to the retrieval on call co-ordinator whilst filling retrieval shifts.
Please see the Statement of Duties for more information on essential selection criteria.
Hours/Period of Appointment
Fixed term, full time, day work, working 80 hours per fortnight to commence 3 February 2020 until 31 January 2021. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant. Longer term contracts up to 36 months may be negotiated.